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  1. Ximena Varela, Director, Arts Management Program

    CAS - Performing Arts

    Ximena Varela is a researcher, educator, and consultant with more than 20 years of experience in international cultural policy, management practice, marketing strategy, arts management research, and culturally sustainable development. She has worked … More

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    (202) 885-3883

  1. Erica Bondarev, Adjunct Instructor

    Erica Bondarev has been Director of Marketing & Communications at the University of Maryland’s Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center since 2009. She came to the Clarice Smith Center from the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, where she spearheaded the rede… More

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  2. Jennifer Buzzell, Adjunct Instructor

    Jennifer Buzzell is the Director of Marketing and Signature Theatre. Previously, she was Vice President for Marketing and Communications at Strathmore, a multi-disciplinary arts center in North Bethesda, MD. Her accomplishments at Strathmore include … More

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  3. Allison Houseworth, Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

    Alli Houseworth is a consultant whose work focuses on creating effective audience engagement and social media strategies for theatrical organizations. Throughout her entire career, Alli Houseworth has brought an innovative way of thinking to her work… More

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  4. Joan Jeffri, Scholar in Residence

    Director/founder of the Research Center for the Arts & Culture now at The Actors Fund; former director, graduate program in Arts Administration at Teachers College, Columbia University for 22 years. Author: Still Kicking; Above Ground; Making Changes… More

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  5. Sherburne Laughlin, Senior Professorial Lecturer

    CAS - Performing Arts

    Sherburne Laughlin holds an MBA from Yale University and is a cum laude graduate of Davidson College. Her nonprofit management and philanthropic career spans over 20 years of executive director and program director experience. A professor since 1995 … More

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    (202) 885-3485

  6. Dana Marine, Adjunct Instructor

    Dana Sherman Marine has nearly a decade of experience in the non-profit world, with a diverse background in fundraising and marketing, as well as a Masters in Arts Management from American University. Dana currently serves as Public Programs Speciali… More

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  7. John Rasmussen, Director of Art Gallery & Curator

    CAS - Katzen Arts Center

    Jack Rasmussen is the Director and Curator of the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center. He previously held Executive Director positions at di Rosa Preserve: Art & Nature, Maryland Art Place, and Rockville Arts Place. He was the owner … More

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    (202) 885-2489

  8. Denise Saunders Thompson, Professorial Lecturer

    CAS - Performing Arts

    Denise Saunders Thompson has extensive experience in non-profit and for-profit, established or start-up organizations. She has advised organizations on administrative, programmatic and fundraising issues including strategic plans, policy and procedur… More

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    (202) 885-3406

  9. E. Andrew Taylor, Associate Professor

    CAS - Performing Arts

    E. Andrew Taylor is an Associate Professor in the Arts Management Program, exploring the intersection of arts, culture, and business. An author, lecturer, and researcher on a broad range of arts management issues, Andrew has also served as a consulta… More

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    (202) 885-1601

  10. Peter Wolk, Adjunct Instructor

    Mr. Wolk is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Trinity College, earned a Master of Education from Harvard University in Administration, Planning, and Social Policy of nonprofit organizations, and graduated with honors from American University Law School in… More

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