Board of Directors

Rachel Shane
Department of Arts Administration
University of Kentucky

Dr. Rachel Shane is the Gary B. Knapp Endowed Chair in Arts Administration and an Associate Professor in the College of Fine Arts and the College of Business of Economics at the University of Kentucky.  She teaches and has taught a variety of courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Currently, Dr. Shane is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Arts Management, Law and Society (JAMLS); and serves on the Board of Directors for Social Theory, Politics, and the Arts (STPA).

In 2018, Dr. Shane co-edited the four volume anthology, Arts and Cultural Management: Critical Sources published in by Bloomsbury Press. She has numerous published articles including Resurgence or Deterioration: The State of Cultural Unions in the 21st Century; Inciting the Rank and File: The Impact of Actors’ Equity and Labor Strikes; Deaccessioning: A Policy Perspective; and Integrating Meaningful Technologies in the Arts Administration Classroom: Creating a Constructivist and Connectivist Learning Environment

James Marchant 
Vice President 
University of New Orleans

Dr. James C. Marchant is the Associate Director of the School of the Arts and the Program Coordinator for the graduate program in Arts Administration at the University of New Orleans. He serves on the Board of Directors of Lyrica Baroque and the Tennessee Williams Theatre Company of New Orleans. Previously, Dr. Marchant headed programs in Arts Administration at Elon University, Southern Utah University, and the Savannah College of Art & Design. He received his Doctor of Philosophy degree from The Ohio State University in the area now known as Arts Administration, Education and Policy. He also received his Juris Doctor degree from Temple University Beasley School of Law and his undergraduate degree from The American University. He has worked extensively in the nonprofit sector, both within the arts and with social service organizations. Dr. Marchant is interested in issues surrounding controversial and provocative art, their place in social justice development throughout the world, and the effect they have on nonprofit arts organizations and their communities. He is also interested in how the arts are utilized to develop, strengthen, and revitalize communities.

David Edelman
Performing Arts Leadership & Management
Sheandoah University

David Edelman is Associate Professor and Director of the Performing Arts Leadership and Management Program at Shenandoah Conservatory. Prior to joining the conservatory faculty, he was Executive Director of Big Apple Performing Arts in New York City. Edelman has served as the Executive Director of Contemporary American Theatre Company in Columbus, Ohio, Managing Director of Delaware Theatre Company, Managing Director of George Street Playhouse in New Jersey, and Associate Producer at Olympia Dukakis’ Whole Theatre in New Jersey. He has served on numerous arts and community boards over his long career. He is the founder and co-editor of the American Journal of Arts Management and has published numerous articles on arts leadership.  


Anthony Rhine
Florida State University

Anthony S. Rhine holds a Ph.D. in business administration and both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in theatre management.  He worked for the first two decades of his career as a theatre executive, running multi-million-dollar and Tony-nominated theatre companies.  During that time, he also wrote the librettos for over twenty produced musicals, including several that toured both nationally and internationally, and directed scores of professional productions.  For the last decade-and-a-half, he has been a professor of theatre management, focusing his research on advancing and improving theatre management education and its application in improving nonprofit theatre organizational outcomes such as increased ticket sales and unearned income.  His research has been published in the top-ranked journals of arts management, and he is author of the business book, “Leading the Creative Mind,” the international best-seller, “Theatre Management: Arts Leadership for the 21st Century,” and the forthcoming, “Arts Marketing: An Introduction.”  He has also written two novels. 

WoongJo Chang

Assistant Professor

Chair, Department of Arts & Cultural Management, Hongik University (Republic of Korea)

WoongJo Chang, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor and Chair of the Department of Arts and Cultural Management in Hongik University, Seoul, Korea. Before coming to Hongik University, he taught in the Arts Leadership Program in Seattle University in the state of Washington, USA. He studied performing arts at Seoul National University and earned a Ph.D. in Cultural Policy and Arts Administration from the Ohio State University. His research is focused on small arts organizations’ entrepreneurial practices and how to support them. His recent works have appeared in books and journals, such as in The Journal of Arts Management, Law and Society, of which he is currently serving as a consulting editor. Chang is also a co-chair of the scientific committee of Korean Society of Arts and Cultural Management.


Hyojung Cho
Heritage Management
Texas Tech University

Dr. Hyojung Cho is an Associate Professor of Heritage Management in the Heritage and Museum Sciences program in Texas Tech University. She holds an M.A. in Museum Science from The George Washington University and a Ph.D. in Arts Administration, Education and Policy at The Ohio State University, with specialization in heritage conservation. Her academic interest is on investigating the use of heritage resources for today’s purposes and ways for safeguarding them, which makes her passionate for communicating, learning and cooperating with the diverse players beyond the boundaries of academia or the field of heritage. 

Douglas DeNatale

Associate Professor

Director of the Graduate Program in Arts Administration, Boston University

Douglas DeNatale is an Associate Professor of the Practice and the Director of the Graduate Program in Arts Administration at Boston University.   Prior to joining the BU faculty, he was president of Community Logic, Inc., an arts consulting firm specializing in research and documentation. He previously served as Director of Research for the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA), where he played an instrumental role in forecasting the emerging creative economy and in developing NEFA’s web-based regional database.  He has directed collaborative arts research projects for the Ford Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and the Library of Congress. His creative economy research has been widely cited.  He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania, an M.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a B.A. from Wesleyan University.


B. Kathleen Gallagher

Assistant Professor

Division of Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship at Southern Methodist University

B. Kathleen Gallagher is an assistant professor in the Division of Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship at Southern Methodist University.  She earned a PhD in Public Affairs from the University of Colorado Denver. Her work has analyzed how variations in local conditions and public policies impact the sustainability of arts and culture organizations. She is currently conducting research focused on placemaking and cultural districts in different geographies. 

Gallagher has presented research and participated in conferences in Australia, Canada, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan and the United States including the annual conferences of AIMAC; ARNOVA; the Association of Cultural Economics International; ISTR; and Social Theory, Politics, and the Arts. 

Prior to returning to academia, Gallagher worked in the arts industry. She was a co-owner and a certified appraiser of fine arts and residential contents at Heritage Inventory and Appraisal Services of Colorado for more than 10 years. 


Wen Guo

Assistant Professor

Arts Administration, Department of Art at Elon University

Wen Guo is an Assistant Professor of Art Administration in the Department of Art at Elon University. She graduated with a doctoral degree in Cultural Policy and Arts Administration at Ohio State University in 2019. She is recently named as a Research Fellow for the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project, administered by the Indiana University Center for Postsecondary Research. Wen studies a broad array of arts management and cultural policy issues in the US and China. She has published peer-reviewed articles in The Journal of Arts Management, Law, and SocietyStudies in Art EducationVisual InquiryArtivate: A Journal of Entrepreneurship in the Arts, and the American Journal of Arts Management. She currently serves as an editorial board member of the American Journal of Arts Management. She works as a faculty mentor in the Center for Design Thinking and Leading Women in Audio Conference of Elon University. Before coming to the US, she worked for Daku Decorative and Artistic Design Company in Beijing 798 Art District. 


Jesús Heredia-Carroza

Vice President of Fundación Pública de Estudios Universitarios Francisco Maldonado de Osuna

Jesús Heredia-Carroza, PhD. (c), has merged three disciplines in his doctoral dissertation: Economy, Law and Music. This refers to the relation between cultural value and protection and remuneration of performers in traditional popular music, specifically in flamenco. This article is part of his doctoral dissertation. His essays about cultural management and economics and performing arts have appeared in Journal of Arts Management, Law and Society, Empirical Studies of the Arts, Arbor or Kepes, among others. Nowadays, Jesús is Vice President of Fundación Pública de Estudios Universitarios Francisco Maldonado de Osuna and he is part of the Escuela Universitaria de Osuna Patronato (Universidad de Sevilla, Spain).


Alex Hinand
Jewish Council on Urban Affairs

Alex Hinand serves as the Operations Manager for the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs in Chicago, IL. Previously, he has worked at the Roosevelt University Chicago College of Performing Arts, the Aspen Music Festival and School, the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras, the Spoleto Festival USA, and the Grove Museum. He has a Masters of Arts in Arts Administration and a Bachelor of Music Education from Florida State University. 


Elise Kieffer

Adjunct Professor

Arts Administration at Florida State University

Elise Lael Kieffer is a doctoral candidate and adjunct professor in Arts Administration at Florida State University. She holds a Masters in Public Administration and graduate certificates in nonprofit management and program evaluation. Her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree is in Musical Theatre. After a successful career fundraising for an international nonprofit organization based in New York, NY, Elise relocated to a rural community at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in Kentucky. There she founded Burkesville Academy of Fine Arts (BAFA) to fill an artistic void within the community. BAFA is now a thriving arts organization offering year round educational programming and performance opportunities for young people in that Appalachian community. Her research is focused on identifying inequities in funding and resources allocation to small arts organizations serving specific populations, and providing technical assistance and training to directors of those organizations. Elise will graduate with her PhD in 2020.


Mina Matlon

Managing Director

Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life

Mina Para Matlon is an arts organizer, researcher, attorney, and cultural equity advocate. Since 2017 she has served as the managing director of Imagining America: Artists and Scholars in Public Life (IA), a national consortium of scholars, artists, and organizers who imagine, study, and enact a more just and liberatory ‘ America’ and world. Her previous work spans both the for-profit and nonprofit sectors, including positions within higher education, corporate law, domestic and international legal aid and policy organizations, and small to large arts, media, and cultural institutions. Matlon serves on the board of directors for California Humanities, the advisory board of Pepatian, the leadership team of the UC Davis African American Faculty and Staff Association, and the editorial board of the American Journal for Arts Management. She is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Interdisciplinary Research Leaders Fellow.

Jennifer Novak-Leonard

Research Associate Professor

Research Director, Arts Impact Initiative at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Dr. Jennifer Novak-Leonard is a Research Associate Professor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in the College of Fine & Applied Arts and serves as Research Director of its newly launched Arts Impact Initiative. Her influential work includes the creation of both conceptual and analytical frameworks for interrogating the diverse modes in which individuals participate in art and creative expression, and the value those experiences provide. Her intersectional work links culture and creativity, social impact, cultural policy, and arts management. She is often called upon by policymakers and cultural practitioners to guide their use of research and data for strategic decision-making. Novak-Leonard has also led numerous applied research efforts, including those funded by the National Endowment for the Arts; The James Irvine Foundation; First People’s Fund; the American Academy of Arts & Sciences; and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. From 2016 – 2020, Novak-Leonard was the Principal Investigator of one of the four inaugural National Endowment for the Arts’ Research Labs. She serves as the Board Vice President for the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP) and on the editorial advisory boards of Cultural Trends, Artivate: A Journal of Entrepreneurship in the Arts, and The Journal of Arts Management, Law and Society.

Gordon Shockley
Arizona State University

Gordon E. Shockley, Ph.D., M.M., M.A., is Associate Professor of Social Entrepreneurship in the School of Community Resources and Development at Arizona State University. He earned his doctorate in public policy at George Mason University’s School of Public Policy in 2006. Before returning to academia, he utilized his Master of Management from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management (1998) in working for all levels of American government, including the finance division of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the budget offices of Milwaukee County, Kentucky, and Missouri. He also earned a M.A. in Art History at Arizona State University and a B.A. with high honors in Ancient Greek and English Literature from the University of California, Los Angeles.  His teaching and research interests concentrate on building the field of non-market entrepreneurship (specifically, social and policy entrepreneurship) as well as contributing to public policy modelling and the politics, economics, and sociology of the arts and humanities. 

Dr. Shockley publishes his research in many social-science journals, including Nonprofit & Voluntary Sector Quarterly, Journal of Arts Management, Law & Society, Public Administration Review, and Journal of Social Entrepreneurship. He also has produced many book chapters and an edited book, Non-market Entrepreneurship: Interdisciplinary Approaches (2008, Edward Elgar) and has recently submitted two new book projects.

He has served as chair and board member for several terms of the Social Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Section of ARNOVA and as a board member of the Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations Section of APSA. He currently serves on the board of Social Theory, Politics and the Arts as well as on the editorial board of the journal Artivate: A Journal of Entrepreneurship in the Arts.  He has also several years of experience in managing, volunteering, and coaching community youth sports, such as the American Youth Soccer Association and the Special Olympics. 

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