Dr. Schiavo has been a full-time faculty member since 1991. He is a music theorist and historian and teaches courses in music theory, counterpoint and 20th-century music history. His primary interests include musical form and 20th-century music. Dr. Schiavo is the recipient of the 2003 Provost's Award for Excellence in Teaching and the 2008 Alumni Association's Outstanding Faculty Award.
Dr. Schiavo holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers-Camden, where he graduated Magna cum laude and a Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy from Rutgers Graduate School, New Brunswick.
Dr. Schiavo has served as a member and Chair on a variety of committees on campus including Admissions and Retention, Student Affairs and Rules of Procedure. In addition, Dr. Schiavo has served as a University Senator and a member of the Student Affairs Committee in New Brunswick. Dr. Schiavo has served as Vice President (AY 2002-03, 09-10) and Secretary (AY 2006-07, 2003-04, 2011-12) of the Camden Faculty Senate. He also served as Acting Director of the International Studies Program in fall 2003, spring 2007 and fall 2010. In spring 2004, Dr. Schiavo became a board member of the Rutgers-Camden Alumni Association. The Alumni Program Committee on which he served in 2004 won the President's Recognition Program Bridge Award.
Dr. Schiavo is the Artistic Director of the Mallery Concert Series featuring regional, national, and international music performers. The concerts, which are free and open to the public, are held in the Mallery Room in the Fine Arts Building on Wednesdays at 12:15 in the fall and spring semesters, and on Tuesdays at noon in June and July.
Dr. Schiavo is a member of the American Musicological Society, the Society for Music Theory, the College Music Society and the Association for Technology in Music Instruction.