Assistant Professor, Arts Administration
Marketing Director, School of Fine Arts
A native of Ohio, Mr. Edwards graduated from Ohio University in Athens with a bachelor’s degree in communications with a minor in theater then earn an MFA in performing arts management from Brooklyn College in New York. His career in New York City began in the marketing department of Alvin Ailey Dance Theater. He then moved to Disney Theatrical Productions where he worked on the New York productions of The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, and Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida. Mr. Edwards worked with Manhattan Theatre Club, both in-house and as part of SpotCo advertising agency, where he aided in establishing the company’s Broadway presence, while continuing their tradition of excellence off-Broadway with productions like Doubt, Rabbit Hole, Shining City, Blackbird, LoveMusik,Come Back Little Sheba, and Tops Girls. Additional work at SpotCo includes launching the newly home of the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, the Broadway productions of A Moon for the Misbegotten starring Kevin Spacey, Chicago, The Little Dog Laughed, and many more. Most recently, Mr. Edwards served as the associate director of marketing and advertising for the Metropolitan Opera where he oversaw ticket sales for the opera house in New York, as well as The Met: Live in HD simulcasts around the world.