Kenneth E. Rudolf

1949 -

Kenneth Rudolf is Director of the Law Library and Professor of Law at the University of La Verne College of Law in Southern California.  A 1971 B.Mus. graduate of Walla Walla College, now University, he completed a Ph.D. in musicology in 1982, a law degree in1989, and a Master of Librarianship in 1990, all at the University of Washington. Previous to his appointment at La Verne in 2002, he had been Head of Reference at the Yale Law School Library, where he had worked since 1990.

While at the University of Washington, Rudolf received a Fulbright-Hayes Graduate Fellowship from the University of Vienna and did research for his dissertation in Austria, Germany, Czechoslovakia, and Hungary for his dissertation on the symphonies of George Mathias Monn. 

Rudolf served as an organist and adjunct professor at Walla Walla College, now University, from 1979 to 1984. He was interim organist and teacher at WWC from 1984 to 1986.

While living in Connecticut, Rudolf served first as organist and then as organist and choir director for the Branford First Congregational Church, as well as organist for the New Haven Seventh-day Adventist Church.  During his last year in the New Haven area, the Congregational Church received a major gift to endow the music program and voted to raise $150,000 for renovation of the 33-year-old Flentrop organ. 

Rudolf now resides in Rancho Cucamonga, California, and serves as substitute organist for several area churches and a volunteer organist at the Loma Linda University Church.


Sources: “Former Yale Law School Head of Reference Appointed Head of the Law Library at the University of La Verne College of Law,” 5 August 2002, University of Laverne website; Information provided by Kenneth Rudolf, December 2013; personal knowledge.