Educator

Campus

eLearning, Savannah

First Year At SCAD

Winter Quarter 2011

Education

  • B.S., Entrepreneurship, Technical Theatre, Ball State University
  • M.F.A., Theatre Management and Producing, Columbia University
  • M.B.A., General Management, Nyack College

Credentials/Past Experience

  • Managing Director and Development Director, The Irish Repertory Theatre
  • General Manager, Camp Broadway
  • General Manager, Ford Center for the Performing Arts (aka Foxwoods Theatre)
  • Director of Operations, Clear Channel Entertainment/SFX/Pace Theatrical Group (aka Broadway Across America)

Most Significant Accomplishment

“Two beautiful daughters.”

Professional Development

Arts & Business Council Of New York:  National Arts Marketing Project Certificate; Commercial Theatre Institute (14-week program); The Foundation Center:  Introduction to Corporate Giving, Introduction to Fundraising Planning, Grant Seeking Basics, Proposal Writing, Budgeting Basics; Non-Profit Coordinating Committee:  Non-profit Governance; FEMA – National Emergency Training Center:  Emergency Program Manager, Emergency Preparedness (USA), The Professional in Emergency Management, Introduction to Mitigation, Anticipating Hazardous Weather & Community Risk, Developing and Managing VolunteersNational Fire Academy: Emergency Response to Terrorism; American Management Association:  Improving the Managerial Skills of the New or Prospective Manager

Academic Awards, Honors, and Recognition

Nyack College: Dean’s MBA Scholarship Award, Master of Business Administration Graduate Scholarship; Columbia University:  Shubert Presidential Scholarship, Hammerstein Center Departmental Research Assistantship; Ball State University: Ernst & Young Outstanding New Venture Plan – The Illustre Theatre; Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival Meritous Scene Design Award – The Fourth Chair, Departmental Scene Design Award – The Loves of Cass McGuire, Upperclassman Theatre Scholarships; William Givens/First Merchants Bank Scholarship; Department of Theatre and Dance Performance Scholarship; George Vanlandingham/Junto Club Scholarship

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of Arts Administration Educators
  • Americans for the Arts & Americans for the Arts Action Fund
  • National Assembly of State Arts Agencies
  • ArtsGeorgia
  • Georgia Arts Network

Presentations, Publications and Industry Participation

Inspiration for Teaching

“Arts administration is my passion. After seeing my first play, I knew I was going to have a career in the theatre. However, as the years passed, I also realized that my creative talents paled to those around me. It is then that I discovered the discipline of arts administration and I never looked back. I love everything about it, none more than that the arts administrator is indeed a ‘jack of all trades, master of none.’ For the arts administrator, no two days are the same and every day is a challenge.

Having ‘paid my dues’ as a professional and learned a lot in both commercial and not-for-profit theatre, I felt it was time for me to share my experiences with those that share my passion. It is my objective to teach others all that I know so they can then become the arts leaders of tomorrow.”

Final Project/Thesis Committee Work

Between Winter Quarter 2011 and Spring Quarter 2015, I have assisted graduate students with their research-based or project based theses.  Of these students, 57 were as committee chair and  63 as a committee member.

In addition, I have also served as instructor to a total of 27 completed final (capstone) projects as part of the course AADM 749.

* Disclaimer that there is some small overlap between project-based theses and final (capstone) projects as some that started with the former eventually transferred to the latter and/or were re-admitted only to be able to complete the latter.

Other Service To The College

  • Collaborative Initiatives Council, Member (2011/2012, 2012/2013), Chair (2013/2014)
  • Graduate Studies Thesis Proposal Award Committee (2011/2012, 2012/2013, 2013/2014)
  • Graduate Studies Thesis Award Committee (2015)

Courses Taught

Undergraduate Studies

  • AADM 225 Legal Issues in Arts and Entertainment (Savannah)

Graduate Studies

  • AADM 701 Principles of Arts Administration (eLearning)
  • AADM 709 Legal Issues in the Arts (Savannah, eLearning)
  • AADM 720 Arts Financing and Money Management (Savannah, eLearning)
  • AADM 739 Raising Funds for Nonprofit Arts Organizations (Savannah)
  • AADM 745 Promoting the Arts (eLearning)
  • AADM 746 Arts Administration M.A. Internship (eLearning)
  • AADM 749 Arts Administration Final Project (eLearning)
  • AADM 788 Arts Administration M.A. Thesis (eLearning)
  • BUSI 760 Advanced Financial Management (Savannah)

eLearning Courses Authored

  • AADM 720 Arts Financing and Money Management
  • AADM 746 Arts Administration M.A. Final Project