Laurie J. Sampsel earned her doctorate in historical musicology with a focus on American music studies at the University of Pittsburgh. She holds master’s degrees in flute performance (Dana School of Music) and library science (Kent State University). Her bachelor’s degree is in music education (Dana School of Music). The third edition of her textbook, Music Research: A Handbook, was published in January 2019. The First Edition, published by Oxford University Press, won a CU Provost’s Award in 2009 and the Music Library Association’s Vincent H. Duckles Award in 2010. Sampsel’s earlier monographs include Samuel Babcock: The Collected Works (1999) and Cyril Scott: A Bio-Bibliography (2000). Sampsel has been published in Notes, the Journal of the Society for American Music, The Grove Dictionary of American Music, Nineteenth-Century Music Review, the American Music Research Center Journal, and Music Reference Services Quarterly. She presents regularly at national and international conferences. Sampsel is a member of the musicology faculty at the University of Colorado Boulder. She regularly teaches both graduate and undergraduate music research classes as well as courses on American music and digital humanities. As a performer, she remains active as an amateur flutist.