Dr. Crimmins has been teaching music therapy at Illinois State University since 2009. She received her doctorate in music therapy from the University of Kansas where her main area of study was related to aggression disorders and abnormal psychology. Prior to college teaching, she was a music therapist and treatment team coordinator at a late state forensic psychiatric facility. She continued and continues to provide contractual music therapy services working in addiction recovery, hospice, dementia care, and long term residential care serving people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Dr. Crimmins is active in the profession internationally, nationally, and locally. She has presented at numerous conferences and workshops. She served as a member and then chair for the Continuing Eduction Committee for the Certification Board for Music Therapists.
Research Graduate Thesis Advisement Influence of Music on Behavior Current Trends in Music Therapy The Use of Music Therapy in Mental Health
PhD Music Therapy
University of Kansas
MM Music Therapy
Illinois State University
The Use of Music for Enhancing Cognition in Older Adults. Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, Neurologic Communication Disorders and Cognitive Wellness Lab. ISU Communications Disorders Department. (2020)