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The ARAD Program Faculty and Staff is comprised of professionals who have worked in the field as arts administrators. They have specific and specialized knowledge of the NYC cultural landscape and its many players – as well as how to best facilitate your experience as a student in the ARAD program.
Associate Professor of Arts Administration & Program Director
Office Location: 413 Zankel
Office hours: Tuesdays 1-2 pm and Wednesdays 1-3pm
Jennifer C. Lena is Associate Professor of Arts Administration at Teachers College and Affiliated Faculty in the Department of Sociology, Columbia University. She also holds an appointment as Senior Research Scholar for the Strategic National Arts Alumni Project (SNAAP) at Indiana University. She is a past fellow of the Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies at Princeton University, and the Curb Center for Arts, Enterprise, and Public Policy at Vanderbilt University, and held faculty positions at Vanderbilt University and Barnard College. Lena has also worked as a Visiting Professor at advertising agency DDB Worldwide, and consults for major national and international non- and for-profit arts organizations.
Her research focuses on understanding processes of classification, particularly the organizational and institutional conditions for the creation, modification, or elimination of cultural categories. Recently, she has started to publish on related issues within the study of artistic identity, careers, and non-profit arts management.
In 2012, Princeton University Press published her first book-length project, Banding Together: How Communities Create Genres in Popular Music (in paperback, 2014), which presents a sociological examination of musical genres, conceptualizing them not as collections of similar sounds, but as communities of shared practices. The book was named one of Choice Reviews Outstanding Academic Titles for 2012, and was reviewed in the American Journal of Sociology, Contemporary Sociology, Times Higher Education, and discussed at the Daily Beast, the Freakonomics Blog, and on WNYC’s Soundcheck. She has contracts for two additional books--one on the transformation of folk and vernacular culture into art (Slumming: The Reproduction of Prestige, Princeton University Press, exp. 2016), and a second on measuring culture (Measuring Culture, Columbia University Press, exp. 2017).
Her research on music has been published in peer-reviewed journals including the American Sociological Review, Social Forces, Poetics, and American Behavioral Scientist; and has been reprinted in texts dedicated to highlighting excellence in social science methods, hip-hop scholarship, and the sociology of culture. Dr. Lena has helped to generate over $4.2 million in grants since 1999, including several recent grants from the Booth-Ferris Foundation, the Rauschenberg Foundation, and the Warhol Foundation to study the closure of famed New York gallery Exit Art. She serves on the boards of three scholarly journals and co-edits a book series, Culture and Economic Life with Greta Hsu and Fred Wherry, published by Stanford University Press.
Lena is reputed to be the only sociologist ever to commission a Grammy-nominated album: Hilos (composer: Gabriela Frank; performed by ALIAS Chamber Ensemble; released in 2010 by Naxos Records).
She received her B.A. in English and Sociology/Anthropology at Colgate University, and an MA, MPhil, and PhD from Columbia University. Dr. Lena can be found on Twitter at @WITWhat
Office Location: 422B Thompson
Office hours: Mondays 2-3:30 pm and Tuesdays 9:30-11 am
Spring 2018 classes: A&HG 4199 : Special Topics - Politics & Practice of Arts Assessment, A&HG 4575 Section 2: Masters Seminar in Arts Administration
Gemma Mangione is a Lecturer in the Arts Administration Program and a Consulting Analyst with Randi Korn & Associates, a planning, evaluation, and strategy firm serving museums across the United States. She previously worked as a member of the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Education Department, coordinating a community outreach initiative for older adults in the New York metropolitan area.
Gemma’s research connects practices illuminated through organizational ethnography with mechanisms of broader institutional and policy change. She has a particular interest in legitimation processes in the arts and cultural sector, and how these shape innovation, interpretation, and inequalities. Her current research compares programs for visitors with disabilities across art museums and botanical gardens. As museums’ “health turn” gains traction in cultural policy, she examines how museum staff and visitors embrace, contest, and define the therapeutic value of art and nature and how this process impacts opportunities for access and inclusion. Her research has appeared in peer-reviewed journals including Poetics, Museum & Society, and Qualitative Sociology. In recognition of her work, she has received grants, fellowships, and other awards from Northwestern University, as well as an American Fellowship from the American Association of University Women.
Gemma has a sustained interest in exploring how social scientific theory and evaluation practice can together help people make informed choices about the operations of cultural institutions and the values they contain. As part of her commitment to coupling theory and practice, she has twice presented at the LEAD (Leadership Exchange in Arts and Disability) Conference organized by the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., and she also participated in a National Art Education Association roundtable on museums and wellness. She writes on the intersection of sociology and evaluation for Randi Korn & Associates’ blog, The Intentional Museum. Gemma is also a member of the American Alliance of Museums, the Social Science History Association, and the American Sociological Association, where she currently serves as a student representative for the Culture Section and is a past student representative for the section on Body & Embodiment.
Gemma holds undergraduate degrees in journalism and art history and a M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from Northwestern University.
Office Location: 413 Zankel
Office Hours: By Appointment
Courses: A&HG 4175 Law and the Arts II
Bob Clarida is widely recognized for his intellectual property expertise and has extensive experience in all aspects of securing, enforcing and licensing non-patent intellectual property rights, and in advising a broad range of clients on effective strategies for maximizing value and avoiding infringement risk. Currently, he represents a number of art museums, foundations, and individual artists in addition to other private clients.
Bob speaks and writes frequently on copyright issues. He is the author of the treatise COPYRIGHT LAW DESKBOOK (BNA 2009), and the principal author of the annual review of copyright decisions published each year by the Journal of the Copyright Society of the USA.
Bob co-authors the regular copyright law column in the New York Law Journal, teaches a seminar on emerging intellectual property issues at Columbia Law School as an adjunct faculty member, and serves as the co-chair of the Copyright Committee of the New York State Bar Association's IP Section.
Bob is admitted to the New York State bar, and to the federal bars of the Southern, Eastern, Northern and Western Districts of New York, the Eastern District of Michigan, and to the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First, Second, Seventh and Ninth Circuits.
Vincent “Vince” Ford is the Vice President, Digital and Strategic Initiatives for the New York Philharmonic. In his role, he is charged with unifying and leading strategic planning for the Philharmonic and with serving as a leader and catalyst for digital transformation. During his time at the Philharmonic, the organization has become a model for the field through its use of technology, social media, and self-produced content to build robust digital communities.
Vince has worked in the arts for more than 20 years. His professional experience includes all aspects of digital strategy, from ecommerce platforms to digital marketing to digital content. Prior to his position at the New York Philharmonic, Vince led digital media for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, and worked in various digital capacities at several software companies. Vince is regularly engaged to speak about digital media strategy and trends in the performing arts.
Vince is pursuing his Doctorate in Business at Temple University’s Fox Business School. His research examines how digital technologies are transforming the arts and their potential for creating more sustainable business models. Vince completed his MBA at Emory’s Goizueta Business School, and studied French Horn while he earned his Bachelor’s degree in Music at the University of Georgia.
Visiting April-July 2018
Office Location: 413C Zankel
Léonie Hénaut is Associate Professor at the National Center for Scientific Research, and a member of the Center for the Sociology of Organizations at Sciences Po in Paris. She is also a permanent faculty member of Science Po’s Department of Sociology.
Hénaut studies work, occupations and organizations. Her prime focus is on professionalization and organizational rationalization, and how the two processes interact with each other and transform the division of labor. She brings these questions to bear on various empirical settings: health and social care in France and the UK, cultural heritage occupations in France, and museums in the US. She is particularly interested in the multi-occupational and collaborative environments that emerge in complex organizations. Combining ethnographic work with archival and statistical data, she develops a processual and grounded approach to occupations and organizations.
During her stay at the Arts Administration Program at TC, she will be working on her book project on museums in the US, provisionally titled “The Rise of Pluri-Professionalism: Transforming the Division of Labor in American Museums”. The book documents the shift of museums toward an increasingly diverse set of knowledge-based occupations in addition to traditional curators. It describes the bundle of professionalization processes that have characterized the museum industry from the 1960s to the 1980s, and their consequences on careers, earnings inequality, and museum work. Finally, it analyzes the recent emergence of cross-professional team work as a result of rationalization and professionalization and the renewed focus of museum work on exhibitions – two processes that increase the tension between museums’ educative and aesthetic missions.
Hénaut’s received a BA, MA, and PhD in Sociology from University Paris 8, and her BA in Art History from the Ecole du Louvre.
Here is a link to her personal webpage and publications: http://www.cso.edu/cv_equipe.asp?per_id=191
I. Fred Koenigsberg
Office Location: 413 Zankel
Office Hours: By Appointment
Fall 2016 courses: A&HG 4174 Law and the Arts I
I. Fred Koenigsberg has spent his career as an attorney specializing in copyright and related intellectual property law. A graduate of Cornell University (B.A.), the Annenberg School of Communications of the University of Pennsylvania (M.A.) and Columbia Law School (J.D.), Koenigsberg spent the first 18 years of his career as in-house counsel for the American Society of Composers, Authors & Publishers (ASCAP). He then went into private practice as a partner in White & Case, LLP, from which he retired at the end of 2011. While at White & Case, he represented clients in various disciplines of the arts, including music, literature, fine arts, and motion pictures. While a partner, he also served as ASCAP's General Counsel, and most recently (and continuing after his retirement) as Counsel to ASCAP's Board of Directors.
Koenigsberg also served as President of the American Intellectual Property Law Association (the first copyright lawyer to serve in that position), and as Chairman of the American Bar Association Section of Intellectual Property Law. He was a private sector representative on the United States delegation to the World Intellectual Property Organization diplomatic conference that led to the WIPO Copyright and Performances and Phonograms Treaties, as well as State Department's Ad Hoc Committee on Adherence to the Berne Convention and the Library of Congress' Advisory Commission on Copyright Registration and Deposit. He received the Music Publishers Association's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2016.
Koenigsberg has taught as an adjunct professor at Pace Law School (Copyright Law, 1979-1988), Columbia Law School (Seminar on Law & the Music Industry, 2002-2014), and Columbia's Teachers College program in Arts Administration (currently teaching Law & the Arts I).
Sophie Landres is a curator and art historian, specializing in postwar and contemporary art.
She has held positions at arts organizations including the Museum of Modern Art, artnet, and Art in General, and served as the gallery director of Mireille Mosler, Ltd. and Naked Duck Gallery. From 2014 to 2015, Sophie was the Mellon Global Initiatives Fellow, helping develop Creative Time’s project for the Venice Biennial curated by Okwui Enwezor. She has also independently curated exhibitions and performance programming throughout New York City and in Marfa, Texas.
Sophie previously taught courses on arts writing and curatorial studies at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art, interdisciplinary seminars at New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study, and a variety of art history courses at Stony Brook University. Her writing appears in publications including Art Journal, PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art, The Brooklyn Rail, and Modern Painters. Sophie has a Ph.D. in Art History and Criticism from Stony Brook University, an M.F.A. in Art Criticism and Writing from the School of Visual Arts, and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Iowa.
Sophie is currently completing a manuscript on how Charlotte Moorman and Nam June Paik adapted musical practices to contest social and compositional control over performing bodies. She is also curating two exhibitions. Opening at Sargent’s Daughters (NYC) on March 16, 2018, In Times of Perseus is a group show that resituates symbolism familiar to the myth of Perseus and Medusa within our contemporary zeitgeist and reads the narrative’s dramatic pitches as mechanisms for art making. On view at Stellar Projects (NYC) April 4 – April 14, 2018, Surface (Oh, Owe, Ow) is an installation of new sound sculptures by Jules Gimbrone, in which the artist uses transducers to explore the physical parameters and permeability of non-binary subjectivities.
Office Location: 413 Zankel
Office Hours: By Appointment
Fall 2016 courses: B8635 Marketing the Arts, Culture, & Entertainment
Tahra Millan is a marketing consultant and guest presenter for arts & entertainment and serves as Associate Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School. Formerly, the Sr. Director of Strategic Marketing for the corporate offices of Blue Man Group, a global entertainment organization, Tahra developed Blue Man Group's digital marketing and communications arm supporting Blue Man's theatrical productions in New York City, Boston, Chicago, Orlando at Universal Orlando, Las Vegas, Tokyo and Berlin. Prior to Blue Man Group, she served as Director of Development and Marketing at Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Working for a not-for-profit cultural arts organization, she oversaw federal, foundation, corporate and individual fundraising and managed strategic communications and marketing efforts. Professor Millan began her career working for the Broadway industry. At the Broadway League, the national trade association for the commercial theatre industry, she spearheaded the industry's first economic recovery campaign stemming from the events of September 11, 2001 and established the industry's first multilingual website. She has worked on numerous major industry events including the American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards and Kids' Night on Broadway. Tahra also worked for an Omnicom-owned entertainment advertising agency, Serino Coyne, where she continued her work in developing industry-wide sales promotions. She earned her B.F.A. in Drama from Tisch School of the Arts, New York University and an M.A. from the Program in Arts Administration at Teachers College, Columbia University. While at Teachers College, she served as the Enid Morse Fellow. Tahra Millan teaches Marketing Arts, Culture and Entertainment.
Office Location: 413 Zankel
Office Hours: Mondays 5:15- 6:30pm
Courses: A & HG 5173 001 Principles and Practices : Performing Arts ; A&HG 4176 Support Structures: Development & Fundraising
Office Hours: Monday 7-9PM in 413 Zankel. Friday 9-10AM via phone/skype
Brent Reidy is the Deputy Director for Research & Collections Services at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. As Deputy Director, Brent directs the dance, theatre, music, and recorded sound divisions of the library -- which together constitute one of the world's largest and most important performing arts collections. Brent manages the division curators and provides leadership on issues of acquisition, preservation, and access, while also overseeing aspects of general library operations, including management of 88 staff, a $20 million budget, and 100,000 square feet of facilities.
Prior to NYPL, Brent worked at AEA Consulting, a management strategy firm focused on strategic, business, and capital project planning for the cultural and creative services industries worldwide. Brent focused on strategic planning and research, facilitating strategic plans with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, CUNY Center for the Humanities and Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and he contributing to operating strategies for the New York Philharmonic, Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmad Cultural Centre in Kuwait, and Benaki Museum of Athens. His research included studies published by Arts Council England and the James Irvine Foundation.
Brent completed a Bachelor's degree in music at Dartmouth College and is a candidate for a PhD in Musicology at Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music, where his studies focus on American music and arts policy.