Faculty Profiles & Publications

Our Arts Administration instructors are leading thinkers in the field

With in-depth backgrounds in fieldwork and research in the arts world, our faculty bring their expertise to your education.

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Full-time Faculty

Michael Wilkerson

Lecturer and Director of Arts Administration Programs

Courses
  • Organizational Behavior and the Arts
  • Public Policy in the Arts
  • Arts Marketing Fundamentals
Background

Wilkerson has served arts organizations across the country including as executive director of the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts, and the Ragdale Foundation Artists’ Residency Program in Lake Forest, Illinois. He is on the Board of Directors and Conference Planning Committee for the Association of Arts Administration Educators. He is a former faculty member in the Arts Management program at American University as well as coordinator of University Arts Initiatives and ArtsWeek at IU.

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Publications

Strategic Pricing for the Arts

Routledge, July 16, 2014

ISBN: 978-0415713672

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Creative Communities: Art Works in Economic Development

Brookings Institution Press, April 17, 2013

ISBN: 978-0815724735

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Publications

Set in Stone: Building America's New Generation of Arts Facilities

Study from the Cultural Policy Center at the University of Chicago

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Building Better Arts Facilities: Lessons from a U.S. National Study

Routledge, December 21, 2014

ISBN: 978-1-13-881996-2

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Publications

David Baker: A Legacy in Music

Indiana University Press, October 26, 2011

ISBN: 978-0-253-35657-4

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Frank C. Lewis

  • Lecturer
Courses
  • Curating in Galleries and Museums
  • Museum Management
  • Art Worlds: Management, Markets, and Policy
Background

Lewis comes to SPEA from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin, where he was the director of exhibitions and curator of the collections for the Wriston Art Galleries as well as an instructor in art history. He taught art history, theory and criticism, and museum studies and practice, for almost 30 years at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, The University of Chicago, The University of Wisconsin, Madison, Milwaukee, and Parkside, and Lawrence University. Lewis was also an art critic, writing for the Milwaukee Sentinel, The New Art Examiner, Dialogue, and After Image.