Director, MFA in Arts Administration
Associate Professor in Residence , Arts Administration
Constance DeVereaux, PhD is Associate Professor in Residence and Director, MFA Arts Administration at the University of Connecticut. Her career in arts and cultural administration spans more than two decades as a scholar, researcher, and arts administration professional. Before taking the helm of UConn’s arts administration program, she was the director of the LEAP Institute for the Arts at Colorado State University and created its award-winning online master’s program in arts and cultural management. As an independent consultant, she has worked with arts organizations, big and small, in the areas of strategic planning, fundraising, leadership development, marketing, board development, and other organizational needs. She is a Fulbright Senior Specialist in American Studies with the specialty of cultural management and policy. In this capacity, she worked with Tshwane University of Technology to design postgraduate and undergraduate degrees in arts policy and management. In partnership with HUMAK University of Applied Sciences, she was the lead organizer for the symposium series: Cultural Management and the State of the Field, which culminated in three publications highlighting stages in the field’s development. She created the MA in Arts Management degree at Claremont Graduate University and the Minor in Arts and Cultural Management at Northern Arizona University. She has lectured and taught arts and cultural management and policy in countries in Europe, Asia, and Africa. Significant publications include Arts and Cultural Management: Sense and Sensibilities in the State of the Field (as editor), The Arts Management Handbook: New Directions for Students and Practitioners (as co-editor), and Narrative, Identity, and the Map of Cultural Policy: Once Upon a Time in a Globalized World (as co-author). With co-research, Kristen Swanson, she developed CSE (culturally sustainable entrepreneurship) as a conceptual framework for use in cultural policy and tourism. She serves on the editorial and advisory boards of a number of journals including: Journal of Cultural Management: Arts, Economics, and Policy, Irish Journal of Cultural Policy and Management, and Irregular: Transylvanian Journal of Research in the Visual Arts. Her credits include awards for radio journalism and playwriting.