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.
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.
Performing Arts Leadership & Management
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.
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.
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.
Arts & Entertainment Industries
Todd Dellinger is Associate Professor of Arts & Entertainment Industries Management at Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ, where he developed and manages the undergraduate curriculum and has devised an online graduate curriculum anticipated for AY19-20 launch. Mr. Dellinger received his Masters in Arts Administration from the American University where he served as Teaching Fellow in theatre. For more than two decades prior to his nearly decade-long full time commitment to academia, Mr. Dellinger served the field in various managerial and executive roles, including successful leadership of the Martha Graham Center and School of Contemporary Dance to solvency and formation of the Martha Graham Trust in the late 1990’s, subsequent leadership of Elisa Monte Dance in Manhattan and A Noise Within Classical Rep in Los Angeles, as well as the founding of TexARTS in Austin which, under his management produced multiple Broadway and Off-Broadway series productions in Austin & the Capitol Lake Region and boasted a multi-arts academy of more than 500 students. Mr. Dellinger’s research has focused on arts in transition, the effective use of vision in institutional development and the “possible selves” approach to student development, with publication in AJAM and JAMLS, where he regularly reviews. He serves on the editorial board of the journal, Culture and Local Governance.
National Arts Strategies
Tracy Harris is a seasoned finance and operational leader with 20+ years of progressive corporate and business unit experience across multiple industries, including financial services, not-for-profit, and government. She provides financial, operational, and strategic support to help organizations build value by guiding them through periods of growth, restructuring, and change. Most recently, Tracy served as CFO the Bondfactor Company, where she developed and scaled up the financial platform, crafted the risk management strategy, and stabilized operating environment. Tracy is currently Chief Operating Officer of Skyscraper Farms, an innovative land development company.
Tracy is an NACD Fellow and an active supporter of cultural and educational endeavors. She serves as Treasurer for National Arts Strategies, an international organization that provides executive education to cultural leaders around the world. Tracy was appointed to the Rutgers Business School Advisory Board, which works as a feeder school to assist its graduates with careers on Wall Street.
Ms. Harris earned the Ralph and Janice James Fellowship to complete Harvard Business School’s General Management Program. She has an MBA in Finance from St. Louis University’s, John Cook School of Business, a Master’s degree in Government Administration from the University of Pennsylvania’s, Fels School of Government and a Bachelor’s degree in Marketing from Fontbonne University.
Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras
New Music New College
New College of Florida
Stephen Miles is Professor of Music at New College of Florida and Director of New Music New College (NMNC). From 2011 to 2017, Miles served as New College’s Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. As a composer, Miles has focused on vocal music, producing songs, theater compositions, and choral works. Major compositions include Social Studies (2003), a collection of musical games for vocal performers and audience, and Living and Dead: The Gettysburg Project (2009), a full-length theatrical work, co-created with choreographer Margaret Eginton, which combines movement, text, and extended vocal techniques. In 1998 Miles founded NMNC as a laboratory for interdisciplinary research in experimental music, with particular emphasis on the voice, improvisation, and the psycho-social dimensions of musical performance. In addition to featuring performances of experimental music by New College students and faculty, NMNC regularly presents distinguished guest artists, such as the JACK Quartet, pianist Kathleen Supové, composer-vocalist Pamela Z, Ekmeles, Third Coast Percussion, and violinist Miranda Cuckson. As a theorist, Miles has published articles in such journals as Perspectives of New Music, TDR: The Drama Review, Music and Arts in Action, and College Music Symposium. Miles is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Composers Forum.
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.