Timothy S. Brophy is a Professor of Music Education at the University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA. He holds a Bachelor of Music Education from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music (1974), a Master of Music Education from the University of Memphis (1994), and a PhD in Music Education from the University of Kentucky (1998). He began teaching music in public schools in 1974 and joined the faculty of the University of Florida in 2000. He served as the College of the Arts’ Assistant Dean for Research, Technology, Administrative Affairs from 2009-2011 and as the university’s inaugural Director of Institutional Assessment from 2011-2022. Dr. Brophy has received multiple awards and honors for his teaching and expertise in higher education and institutional effectiveness and assessment systems, including the Ashland Teacher Achievement Award (1996), a Disney American Teacher Award (1998), the Rotary Award for Teacher Excellence (1999), an Outstanding Dissertation in Music Education Award (2000), a University of Kentucky Hall of Fame Distinguished Alumnus Award (2005), the 2020 Carol A. Luthman Meritorious Service Award from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools' Commission on Colleges, and the University of Florida Presidential Medallion (2022). His work in institutional assessment led the University of Florida to receive a 2020 Excellence in Assessment designation from the American Association of Colleges and Schools (AAC&U), the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities (APLU), and the National Institute for Learning Outcomes Assessment (NILOA). He is a founding editor of the Journal of Assessment in Higher Education and has published over 40 articles and book chapters and produced 14 books, including the seminal text on assessment in music education, Assessing the Developing Child Musician (2000). Dr. Brophy is the founding chair of the International Symposia on Assessment in Music Education (ISAME, 2007-present), a founding convenor of the International Society of Music Education (ISME) Assessment Special Interest Group, and has conducted workshops and conference presentations on assessment and institutional accreditation throughout the United States, and in Australia, Canada, China, England, Greece, Holland, New Zealand, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Norway, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, and Taiwan.