Arts Management Faculty

Program Director

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

  slaughlin@american.edu

  (202) 885-3485

Program Faculty

Erica Bondarev Rapach 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

  ebr@american.edu

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

  hagood@american.edu

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

  housewor@american.edu

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.

  dmarine@american.edu

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

  rasmusse@american.edu

  (202) 885-2489

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

  dsaunder@american.edu

  (202) 885-3422

E. Andrew Taylor Associate Professor and Department Chair, Performing Arts CAS - Performing Arts

E. Andrew Taylor is an Associate Professor in the Arts Management Program, and Chair of the Department of Performing Arts, exploring the intersection of arts, culture, and business. An author, lecture

  eataylor@american.edu

  (202) 885-1601

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 c

  varela@american.edu

  (202) 885-3883

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

  wolk@american.edu