MAAA Visting Faculty
Janet L. Brown
Adjunct Lecturer, Seattle, Washinton
Executive Director, Grantmakers in the Arts; former chair, department of Performing
and Visual Arts, Augustana College, Sioux Falls, South Dakota; former executive director
of South Dakotans for the Arts' former assistant to the general manager of New York
Shakespeare Festival; worked with the American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco,
anf the Minneapolis Society of Fine Arts; recipient of the Selina Roberts Ottum Award
from the Americans for the Arts, for which she has served as a member of the Board
of Directors, and of the Inaugural Robert Gard Award from the University of Massachusetts
Arts Extension Service; director, Prairie Arts Management Insitute; evaluator and
panelist, National Endowment ofr the Arts, B.F.A., University of SOuth Dakota; M.P.A.,
University of South Dakota.
Adjunct Lecturer, Washinton, DC
CEO of the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies, the association through which
the nation's 56 state arts agencies share knowledge and advocate for arts and culture.
Frequents spokesperson for arts funding and public policy in the U.S. Cofounder of
the Arts Education Partnership, established by the U.S. Department of Education and
the National Endowment for the Arts for the advancement of arts education. Former
director of the graduate prgoram in arts administration at the University of Illinois.
Former director of The Children's Museum of Denver and the Kansas Arts Commision.
Former member of the U.S. Commision on UNESCO. B.S. in English and creative writing
from Brooklyn College, City University of New York; M.A. in English literature from
Perdue University' Ph.D. in English literature from Kent State University.
Mary Lucinda (Cindy) Kelly
Adjunt Lecturer, New York
New York historian, art consultant and exhibition curator; former director of Evergreen Museum & Library and Homewood Museum, the two museums of Johns Hopkins University; former curator of Evergreen Museum & Library; former public art consultant for the Baltimore Mayor's Committee on Art and Culture, Maryland Art Place, Trust for Public Land and the Baltimore City Department of Recreation and Parks; former Visual Arts Program Director at the Maryland State Arts Council; Co-author of
Homewood (Balitmore:Johns Hopkins University Press), 2004; and author of Balimore's Outdoor Sculpture, to be publish in 2010. B.A., Randolph-Macon Women's College; M.A., Johns Hopkins
Adjunt Lecturer, Washington, DC.
President and CEO of Americans of the Arts, the largest national arts organization in the country dedicated to advancing the arts and arts education. Executive Director of the National Assembly of Local Arts Agencies for 12 years, and managed the successful merger of that organization with the American Council for the Arts to form Americans for the Arts in 1996. Under his Leadership, Americans for the Arts has grown to over 50 times its original size in 1985. Serves on the boards of the Craft Emergency Relief Fund, the Arts Extension Insititute, United Voices for Education, the University of Massachusetts-Amherst College of Humanities and Fine Arts, and on the Advisor Council for the National Mussum for Children in the Arts. BA in English from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.