The faculty who will guide you through the curriculum at Goucher are not just professors, and they're not just at Goucher. They are distinguished leaders in their fields. They bring a depth of practical experience that is invaluable to students.
Academic Director, Adjunct Lecturer
Consultant, facilitator, and speaker with over 25 years experience as CEO of nonprofit/cultural organizations; currently works with nonprofit organizations around the country. Former executive director, Arts Council of Indianapolis; currently member of board and executive committee of Americans for the Arts; former board member of National Association of Local Arts Agencies, Nonprofit Advisory Board, and U.S. Urban Arts Federation; former executive director, Arts Council of Huntsville, Alabama; former managing director, Enterplay Theatre, New York; former director of audience development, Back Alley Theatre, Washington, D.C. Has produced arts festivals, managed theatre companies, presented workshops, published arts research, supervised capital construction, and served as evaluator and panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts.
B.F.A. in Theatre, University of Texas-Austin
M.F.A. in Arts Management, Florida State University
Rachelle V. Browne
Rachelle most recently served as Associate General Counsel at the Smithsonian Institution. A member of the Legal Affairs Committee for the International Council of Museums in Paris, she is a past Chair of the D.C. Bar Arts, Entertainment and Sports Law Section and of the American Bar Association-American Law Institute’s Legal Issues in Museum Administration course. A graduate of Barnard College and Harvard Law School, she is a member of the Massachusetts, District of Columbia, U.S. Virgin Islands, Third Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court bars. Her writings include To License or Not To License: A Look at Artists’ Rights, Museum Practices, and Institutional Risk, for the Legal Issues in Museum Administration Course of Study; and What Building Owners, Artists, and Their Lawyers Need to Know About the Visual Artists Rights Act, in ALI-ABA's Practice Checklist Manual for Drafting Leases II (1997). Rachelle is a frequently invited speaker on copyright, ethics, privacy, collection management, rights of publicity and related issues at various conferences and panels throughout the United States and internationally.
Libby Lai-Bun Chiu
Ogden Dunes, IN
Chief of Staff, Illinois Arts Council; Former education advisor, Harris Theater Chicago; former executive director, Urban Gateways: Center for Arts Education, Chicago, IL; former vice president for institutional advancement, The Boston Conservatory; former director of demonstration school, Lowell Campus, University of Massachusetts; former adjunct professor, University of Massachusetts; former acting executive director, Massachusetts Cultural Council/Council on the Arts and Humanities; numerous consultancies and board memberships including the Chicago Community Trust, Chen & Dancers, and the Asian American Arts Alliance.
M.Ed., Boston University
B.A., Wellesley College
E'Vonne Coleman Cook
Chief Operating Officer, Durham Convention and Visitors Bureau; former assistant director, Duke University Office of Continuing Studies and Summer Session; arts consultant and motivational speaker; former executive director, Durham Arts Council; former special assistant to the chairman, National Endowment for the Arts; former assistant director, expansion arts program,National Endowment for the Arts; director, management services, Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance; director, Community Services, Arts and Science Council of Charlotte; recipient, Robert Gard Award from the University of Massachusetts Arts Extension Services; former board member, National Assembly of Local Arts Agencies, Grantmakers in the Arts; evaluator and panelist, National Endowment for the Arts.
M.A. in Performing Arts Management, The American University
B.A., North Carolina Central University
New York, NY
Michael Crowley serves as Director of Marketing and Business Development at LaPlaca Cohen, where he partners with the agency's clients to achieve their marketing goals and develop new audiences for the future health of their organizations. Prior to his work at LaPlaca Cohen, Michael served as a Group Director at both Serino/Coyne and SpotCo, two arts/culture and entertainment advertising agencies where he worked across a wide array of performing arts institutions and live entertainment productions. Michael has served as Director of Marketing at MCC Theater and held staff positions at Roundabout Theater Company and Bette Midler's New York Restoration Project.
M.A., Goucher College
B.F.A., New York University's Tisch School of the Arts
Maryo Gard Ewell
Consultant and trainer, Colorado Council on the Arts and Community Resource Center of Denver; former associate director, Colorado Council on the Arts; helped to create the Neighborhood Cultures of Denver, the Arts Education Equity Network, and a regionalized folk arts program. Board member, Gunnison Area Community Foundation, Gunnison Council for the Arts, the Robert Gard/Wisconsin Idea Foundation, and Arts for Colorado; former board member and Vice President of the National Assembly of Local Arts Agencies, and former board member, Colorado Alliance for Arts Education. Recent honors include the 2004 "Arts Advocate of the Year" from Gunnison Arts Center and 2001 Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Goucher College. In 1995 she received the Selina Roberts Ottum Award from Americans for the Arts for community arts development.
M.A. in Organizational Behavior, Yale University
M.A. in Urban and Regional Planning, University of Colorado-Denver
B.A., Bryn Mawr College
Marcia H. James
Fundraising consultant and freelance writer. Former director of development at the Heard Museum, an internationally celebrated museum of Native American arts and cultures; Arizona Theatre Company; and Audubon Arizona, the state office of the National Audubon Society. Former major gifts officer of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and director of the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's $100 million Sustaining Greatness Campaign. One of 24 nonprofit leaders selected nationwide for the 2009-2010 American Express Nonprofit Leadership Academy.
M.A., M.Phil., Yale University
B.A., M.A., University of Oxford
B.A., Mount Holyoke College
Sara R. Leonard
Consultant, teacher, and researcher specializing in audience development, planning, and capacity building for nonprofit arts organizations. Co-Author, When Going Gets Tough: Barriers and Motivations Affecting Arts Attendance (National Endowment for the Arts, 2015). Collaborator, 2017 Survey of Public Participation in the Arts Planning Study and Pilot Phase (NEA, 2015-2016). Board Member, Greenhouse Theatre Project, Columbia, MO. Former Manager of Concert Programming, Production, and Publicity at Amherst College, Amherst, MA; former advisory board member, Callaway Arts Council, Fulton MO; former member and treasurer, Granby Cultural Council, Granby, MA.
M.A. in Arts Administration, Goucher College
B.A. in Theatre, Davidson College
Greg Lucas is a gallery owner from Indianapolis, Indiana. The gallery represents contemporary artists from all parts of the United States as well as the estates of several prominent Hoosier painters. He was director of marketing for a major Midwestern bank before entering the gallery business. His volunteer work has included board membership of a public broadcasting organization; treasurer and board member of an historic neighborhood association; board president, Arts Council of Indianapolis.
M.B.A., Indiana University
B.S., Purdue University
Los Angeles, CA
Chief Executive Officer of LA STAGE Alliance; Trustee of LA City Councilmember Jose Huizar's Bringing Back Broadway Initiative; Vice Chair of Arts for LA; Chosen for National Arts Strategies Chief Executive Program; Former lead consultant on the Community Redevelopment Agency of the City of Los Angeles Arts, as a grants panelist for numerous cultural and arts commissions, and as a guest lecturer, moderator or panelist for national and international arts conferences; Former board member of California Arts Advocates and California Institute for the Arts; BFA, MFA, California Institute of the Arts; AA, Fashion Institute of Technology; Certificates from Polimoda in Florence, Italy; Executive Program for Nonprofit Leaders -Arts, Stanford University's Graduate School of Business.
Margie Johnson Reese
Involved in the arts, education, and communities, she is currently VP for Programs at Big Thought. Former Program Officer for the Ford Foundation, she spent several years in West Africa with a portfolio that focused on museums and arts programs; formerly General Manager of the City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department; former Director of the Office of Cultural Affairs for the City of Dallas. A native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Margie holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Washington State University, and a Master of Fine Arts in Theater from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. She also completed courses in Arts for the Handicapped at Texas Woman's University. She is a member of the Board of Trustees for Americans for the Arts; former Trustee for The International Music Council, and the International Theatrical Arts Society.
Executive director, National Building Museum; former executive director and CEO, Tacoma Art Museum; former executive director and CEO, Frist Center for the Visual Arts; founder, Equivalents Gallery; Appointed to Seattle Arts Commission in 1988; recruited, in 1990, by Security Pacific Bank to develop a public gallery space; member of the International Council of Museums, American Association of Museums, and Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums; Serves on the boards of the American Friends of Chantilly (France), the Downtown DC BID, Penn Quarter Neighborhood Association, and the Richardson Architecture Center, Buffalo. Member of ACE Mentor Program's National Advisory Board, the ASCE Industry Leaders Council, and the vestry of St. John's Lafayette Square in DC. B.S.F.S., Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.
Randall F. Vega
Director of cultural affairs, Baltimore Office of Promotion and the Arts, which serves as the arts council for Baltimore City; programs include the Baltimore Mural Program; regranting to and coordination with community-based arts organizations; programs for children, and serving as a liaison between city government and the arts community; former executive director, Martha's Vineyard Chamber of Commerce,former reporter/news director, WMVY-FM, Vineyard Haven, Massachusetts. B.A., Connecticut College; M.A., Arts Administration, Goucher College.
Director, Arts Management Program, Long Island University (C.W. Post); former Director, Performing Arts Management program, UNIVERSITY OF North Carolina School of the Arts; former managing director, Connecticut Repertory Theatre; former interim manager, Eugene O'Neill Theater Center; former director of press and marketing, Long Wharf Theatre; former director of institutional development, Yale Repertory Theatre/Yale School of Drama; former grants manager, Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles; former grants writer, American Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco; board member, AAAE (Association Of Arts Administration Educators); former board member, North Carolina Theatre Conference; consultant and panelist. B.A., Stanford University; M.F.A., Yale School of Drama.