Vicki Ohl is the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Undergraduate Faculty at Heidelberg, in addition to her appointment as Professor of Music Theory and Piano. Her degrees in Piano Performance, Music Theory and American Culture Studies reflect her interest in the ways music fits into a larger cultural context.
Her research has examined intersections between classical and popular music, and she has arranged popular music for choral groups. She is particularly interested in classic American popular song from the 1930s and the 1940s. Her biography of Broadway composer Kay Swift, Fine and Dandy: The Life and Times of Kay Swift, was published by Yale University Press.