Arts Readiness Advocate,
Educator, and Researcher
Thoughtfully managing crises is something we all share as a personal and professional responsibility living in an uncertain age. As a pracademic, my research and teaching methods in arts emergency management focus on connecting disaster studies to practical tools and models that can be used by any arts manager and artist, no matter their discipline.
I am a woman, a mother, a musician—raised in the Missouri Ozarks.
2023 - Today
Assistant Professor of Arts Administration
Department of Arts Administration, University of Kentucky
Teaching Arts Emergency Management and Cultural Policy.
2016 - Today
Independent Arts Consultant and Researcher
U.S.A. and Germany
Working with arts organizations and academic institutions in areas of arts emergency management, fund development, strategic planning, and cultural policy/advocacy.
2013 - 2015
Director and Instructor, Arts Administration, Drury University
2006 - 2013
Executive Director, Springfield Regional Arts Council
Ph.D. in Arts Administration (2021 - 2025)
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky, USA
M.S. in Arts Administration
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Post-Graduate Diploma in Music
Royal Conservatoire of Scotland
Glasgow, Scotland, UK
B.M. in Vocal Performance
University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas, USA