The thesis authored by a recent Washington State University graduate will be featured in a national publication later this year. Kaitlyn Van Vleet graduated from WSU in May with a criminal justice degree from the Honors College.
While at WSU Van Vleet was active in the School of Music performing in several jazz ensembles. Her honor’s thesis researched women in jazz investigating a hundred years of gender disparity in jazz study and performance. Van Vleet submitted her thesis to the Jazz Education Network’s Journal for Jazz Education in Research and Practice. The publication chose to include her thesis for their December edition.
Van Vleet was a saxophone student in the studio of Associate Professor Horace Alexander Young who also served as her thesis advisor.