Grant Writer x 141

Dr. Gholz holds a bachelor’s degree from Macalester College and a PhD in Communication, with study in media history, music, and cultural studies, from the University of Pittsburgh. He has had a twenty plus year career in the Detroit cultural community with positions as a journalist, teacher, scholar, and activist. In 2012, he founded Detroit Sound Conservancy, a nonprofit community-based archive and historic music venue with the mission of telling Detroit’s story through the experience of its music. From spearheading local historic districts to supervising internationally acclaimed social media accounts and publishing scholarly essays, he has spent time in classrooms, deep in stacks, behind turntables, curating galleries, hopping clubs, preserving landmarks, and supporting neighborhoods. He is currently writing his first book where he will share what he has learned through research, oral history, and community engagement. He lives in South Philadelphia now with his wife and cat.