Arts Management Faculty

Program Director

Ximena Varela Director, Arts Management Program CAS - Performing Arts

Ximena Varela is a researcher, educator, and consultant with more than 25 years of experience in arts management curricular design (both on campus and online), museum management, international cultura

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Erica Bondarev Rapach Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

Experienced in both the academic study and practical applications of arts management, Erica Bondarev Rapach has been working in the field for over 15 years and serving as adjunct faculty in American

Cornie Evans Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

C. Lorenzo Evans III is a Washington, DC, native with a unique background in organizational financial management and the performing arts. With a Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance and Spa

Laura Hagood Adjunct Professorial Lecturer

With 23 years of experience in fundraising, marketing, and communications, Laura Brower Hagood CFRE currently serves as vice president of development at the National Building Museum. She was previousl

Sherburne Laughlin Hurst Sr 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 pr

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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.

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

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Denise Saunders Thompson Adjunct Professorial Lecturer CAS - Performing Arts

Denise Saunders Thompson is the President and CEO of The International Association of Blacks in Dance, a non-profit dance service organization. She is also the Founder of D.d.Saunders & Associates, In

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E. Andrew Taylor Associate Professor CAS - Performing Arts

Andrew Taylor thinks (a bit too much) about organizational structure, strategy, and management practice in the nonprofit arts. An Associate Professor of Arts Management at American University, he also

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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