Department Chair

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

Program Directors

Michael Harvey Director, Audio Technology Program CAS - Performing Arts

Mike Harvey is a highly respected music recorder, mixer, and producer with over 25 years of music industry experience. He has taught in the Audio Technology Program at AU since the fall of 2007. He ha

  mharvey@american.edu

  (202) 885-6302

Karl Kippola Associate Professor CAS - Performing Arts

Karl Kippola holds a BA in Drama (University of Montana), an MFA in Acting (Wayne State University), and a PhD in Theatre (University of Maryland). As an actor, director, choreographer, adapter, and d

  kippola@american.edu

  (202) 885-3464

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

Britta Peterson Professorial Lecturer CAS - Performing Arts

Britta Joy Peterson is a dance artist who choreographs, performs, designs, and collaborates on contemporary dance works. A native of the thriving Minneapolis arts community, BJP is now a DC-based crea

  bjp@american.edu

  (202) 885-1432

Nancy Snider Director, Music Program CAS - Performing Arts

Cellist Nancy Jo Snider is a member of the Opera Lafayette Orchestra and performs regularly in a variety of chamber and period instrument ensembles in venues ranging from The John F. Kennedy Center fo

  nsnider@american.edu

  (202) 885-3872

Staff