Dana Gorzelany-Mostak is an Assistant Professor of Music at Georgia College. Her research on music and American presidential campaigns appears in Music & Politics, the Journal of the Society for American Music, and the Journal of Popular Music Studies. Her work on America’s Got Talent star Jackie Evancho appears in the edited volume Voicing Girlhood in Popular Music: Performance, Authority, Authenticity (Routledge) and in the journal American Music. In 2018 she won an Award of Excellence from the Broadcast Education Association for "Songs in the Key of President C: Music on the Campaign Trail," a digital lecture funded by a grant from the Society for American Music. Gorzelany-Mostak is the founder of Trax on the Trail and serves as co-editor along with Naomi Graber and James Deaville. In addition to writing essays for several public musicology websites, Gorzelany-Mostak has provided her expert opinion for news outlets such as the BBC, The Guardian, Variety, and The Boston Herald.