Arts Management Faculty

Program Director

Andrew Taylor Director of the Arts Management Program 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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Lindsey Barr Professorial Lecturer CAS | Performing Arts

Dr. Lindsey R. Barr (she/her) is an arts administrator, educator, and dramaturg with over a decade of experience in nonprofit management. She has worked with organizations of all sizes including Balti

Erica Bondarev Adjunct Professorial Lecturer CAS | Performing Arts

Experienced in both the academic study and practical applications of arts management, Erica Bondarev Rapach has been working in the field for nearly 20 years and earned her Master's Certificate in Art

Laura Hagood Adjunct Professorial Lecturer CAS | Performing Arts

Laura Brower Hagood, executive director of the DC History Center, has 25 years of experience as a nonprofit leader and cultural entrepreneur, including a well-established track record in development,

Sherburne Laughlin Hurst Sr Prof Lecturer Emerita

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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John Rasmussen Director and Curator PRES | Katzen Museum

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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Ximena Varela Associate Professor 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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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