Faculty & Staff

Students in arts administration programs at BU learn from leading professionals who have expertise in the most current challenges, trends, and best practices in the field. As practitioners, and not simply theorists, program faculty offer rich perspectives and insights that provide students with a uniquely hands-on approach to study—and that ground the arts administration curriculum in the realities of today’s arts organizations.

Perhaps most important of all, many arts administration program faculty are themselves musicians, photographers, painters, collectors, and performers, which means that they share with students a fundamental appreciation for the importance of maintaining a central place for the arts in the contemporary world.

Faculty & Staff

Aceti, Lanfranco

Lanfranco Aceti Director of Arts Administration programs at BULanfranco Aceti, PhD, is director of Arts Administration at Boston University. He is an academic, artist, and curator whose interdisciplinary research focuses on the intersection between video and expanded cinema, digital arts, visual culture, and new media technologies. As a practitioner, his interests lie in contemporary art, curatorial studies, transmedia, inter-semiotic translations between classic media and new media, contemporary digital hybridization processes, and new media studies and their practice-based applications in the field of fine arts. More

Bailey, Janet

Janet_BaileyJanet M. Bailey is president of Janet Bailey Associates, a marketing and strategy consultation practice that services arts and cultural organizations engaged in theatre, classical music, dance, and visual arts, along with educational institutions, fundraising organizations, and arts service outfits. Prior to the 1997 launch of her practice, Janet spent five years as general manager and director of marketing for the Handel & Haydn Society. More

Caruso, Peter

Peter J. Caruso II, Esq. is a Boston, Massachusetts attorney at Prince Lobel Tye LLP, where his practice specializes in the representation of artists, art galleries, museums and art institutions. Attorney Caruso has been intimately involved with the protection of the rights of artists and various art institutions.  More

DeNatale, Doug

Doug DeNatale, PhD, is president of Community Logic, Inc., an arts consulting firm specializing in research and documentation. He previously served as director of research for the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA), where he played an instrumental role in forecasting the emerging creative economy and in developing the web-based research database CultureCount. Formerly, Doug was director of the oral history and folklife program and director of collections at the University of South Carolina’s McKissick Museum. More

Grossman, Wendy Swart

Wendy_SwartGrossmanWendy Swart Grossman is a nonprofit and foundation consultant with expertise in building effective partnerships, strategic planning and investment, board development, creative fundraising, publicity and social media, impact investing, and workshop facilitation. She has held positions at Harvard’s Museum of Natural History and Graduate School of Design, as well as at the Science Museum in London. More

Guillemin, Jeannette

Jeannette Guillemin is director ad interim of Boston University’s School of Visual Arts and the founding director for BU’s Visual Arts Summer Institute, an arts program for high school students that launched in 2005. Over the last five years, she has played a key role in the development of interdisciplinary initiatives for BU’s College of Fine Arts, including the creation of the Arts Leadership degree minor. Jeannette runs the CFA Internship program and teaches in both the College of Fine Arts and the Arts Administration degree program. More

Ibrahim, Michael

Michael_IbrahimMichael W. Ibrahim, CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive), is program manager for the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s $4.5 million Cultural Investment Portfolio, a grant program that supports 400 nonprofit arts, humanities, and interpretive science organizations across the Commonwealth. His primary responsibilities at the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC) include organizational capacity dimensions, evaluation and organizational learning, funding diversification and sustainability, professional development, governance, public policy, and strategic planning. More

Juárez, Benjamín

Benjamín Juárez is professor of fine arts at Boston University’s College of Fine Arts (CFA) and professor of the practice in the Arts Administration degree program. He served as dean of the College of Fine Arts from 2010 until 2015. Prior to joining BU, he was general director the Centro Nacional de las Artes (CENART), Mexico’s national arts center, during which time he launched joint programs with the Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall. More

Kierul, Tomasz

Thomas_KierulTomasz Kierul, CFRE (Certified Fund Raising Executive), has excelled in nonprofit development and leadership positions for nearly 15 years, bringing energy, focus, and experience to the program. He currently leads Regis College’s annual leadership giving program, where he takes an active role in the overall direction, strategy, and integration of development, alumni relations, and advancement services. Tomasz previously co-founded Philanthropic U, a consulting practice specializing in donor-focused program development and campaign priorities. More

Maloney, Richard

Richard G. Maloney, PhDRichard Maloney, PhD, is assistant professor and assistant director of Arts Administration, and also serves as the faculty coordinator for the Graduate Certificate in Fundraising Management at Boston University. Richard has been an arts administrator for the Boston Early Music Festival and the New England Conservatory, where he served as general manager of the Boston Camerata. More

Peula, Raquel

Raquel PeulaRaquel Peula is the program manager for Arts Administration at Boston University. She has more than seven years of international experience as an arts project manager, and has organized over 35 events in both visual and performing arts. A native of Spain, Raquel developed a great passion for the arts and its impact on the lives of people during a four-year residency in Russia, where she completed a bachelor’s degree in Slavic languages while collaborating with several cultural institutions, including the Cervantes Institute, Moscow State Linguistic University, and Kazan State University. More

Ranalli, Daniel

03F Daniel Ranelli_ImageDaniel Ranalli, Associate Professor Emeritus is the founding director of Arts Administration at Boston University. Joining BU in 1992, he served as the Arts Administration program director for 23 years—teaching Art World, Arts in Barcelona, and Arts in Cuba—and initiated the degree program’s international travel courses. A working visual artist for over 35 years, Daniel’s work can be found in the permanent collections of more than 30 museums, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York, Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Nelson-Atkins Museum, and the Smithsonian National Gallery of American Art. More

Roth, Steven

Steven_RothSteven Roth, has been an arts marketing practitioner and consultant for over 25 years. He is President of JCA Arts Marketing, a division of Jacobson Consulting Applications, the largest, independent consultancy devoted entirely to serving not-for-profit organizations. JCA Arts Marketing has helped hundreds of cultural organizations in North America maximize income and increase attendance through data-enriched, collaborative, strategic, and technical solutions. JCA Arts Marketing serves organizations in all genres of the performing and visual arts. Over the past few years Steven has worked with, among others: Celebrity Series of Boston, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Houston Ballet, Kennedy Center, Metropolitan Opera, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles, Roundabout Theatre, SFMOMA, Spoleto Festival, and Stratford Festival. More

Sutherland, Linda

Linda_SutherlandLinda M. Sutherland is a director, theatre educator, and arts administrator who has taught in Boston University’s Arts Administration programs since 2000. Linda teaches Educational Programming in Cultural Institutions, to which she brings previous experience as associate director of education at the Huntington Theatre Company (1997–2005) and associate director of academic programs at Emerson College (2007–2015). She is a national and regional theatre respondent for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival, where she also serves as a director and dramaturg for new play development. More

Weeks, Jason

Jason Weeks is the executive director of the Cambridge Arts Council, a city department and public nonprofit agency that engages residents and visitors through programming designed to stimulate awareness, participation, and support for the arts. Jason works with an advisory board, trustees of the nonprofit Cambridge Public Art Commission, elected officials, city administration, and agency staff to oversee an award-winning Public Art/Percent-for-Art program, the Cambridge Arts Grant Program, Cambridge Street Performer Program, and a variety of annual produced events including Cambridge River Festival, Summer in the City, and Cambridge Open Studios. More