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Faculty & Staff

Full-time Faculty

Richard Maloney, PhD (The Art World, Managing Performing Arts Organizations, Comparative Cultural Policy Administration, Internship) is the Director, ad interim of the Arts Administration Graduate Program and Faculty Coordinator for the Graduate Certificate Fundraising Management at Boston University. He performs on lute with a variety of Boston-area early music ensembles and has worked as an arts administrator with the Boston Early Music Festival, The Boston Camerata, and the New England Conservatory of Music. PhD, Northeastern University; MS, Boston University; Graduate Diploma, Longy School of Music; BM, Berklee College of Music; BA, Bates College.

Benjamín Juárez (Art Leaders Forum) is Professor of Fine Arts at the College of Fine Arts (CFA) at Boston University and Professor of the Practice for the Arts Administration Program. He served as Dean of the College of Fine Arts from 2010–2015.  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. He has also served as director of cultural activities for Universidad Anáhuac del Sur; head of music and dance at the National University of Mexico; and as a conductor with the State of Mexico Symphony Orchestra (1979 to 1981) and the Mexico City Philharmonic Orchestra (1983 to 1987). MFA, California Institute of the Arts; Graduate Certificate in Business Administration, Universidad Anáhuac del Sur; BA, Centro Universitario Mexico.


Raquel Peula (Program Manager) is an Arts Project Manager based in Boston. She developed a great passion for the arts and its impact on people's lives during her time in Russia, where she completed a bachelor’s degree in Slavic Languages and collaborated with several cultural institutions. Raquel served as Cultural and Arts Manager at the Embassy of Spain in Ukraine during two years, which allowed her to meet with some of the most renowned artists in both Spain and Ukraine. She arrived to Boston to pursue a master's in Arts Administration, from which she graduated in May 2014. MS, Boston University; MS, BS, Universidad de Granada (Spain).

Adjunct Faculty

Janet Bailey (Advanced Management & Consulting For Arts Organizations) is President of Janet Bailey Associates, an arts consulting firm in Boston. She was formerly the General Manager and Director of Marketing for the Handel and Haydn Society of Boston, and earlier in her career spent 5 years as a consultant with McKinsey & Company in New York and Mexico City. MBA, Boston University; BA, Boston University.

Peter Caruso (Legal Issues in Arts Administration) is an Boston, Massachusetts attorney at Prince Lobel Tye LLP where his practice specializes in the representation of artists, art galleries, museums and art institutions. JD, Suffolk University Law School; BA, Colby College.

Doug DeNatale, PhD (The Art World) is President of Community Logic, Inc., an arts consulting firm specializing in research and documentation. He served as the Director of Research for the New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA), where he pioneered work on the Creative Economy. He has directed research projects for a range of national and local arts funders. Prior to his work at NEFA, he was Director of the Oral History and Folklife Program at McKissick Museum of the University of South Carolina. PhD, University of Pennsylvania; MA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; BA, Wesleyan University.

Mary Doorley, ACFE (Capital Campaigns), has been a capital campaign consultant for more than 20 years. She has planned and directed dozens of feasibility studies and major gift campaigns for social service, arts, educational, and health care organizations. She began her career with the consulting firm of Ketchum, Inc. In 1995, she established Doorley and Associates, an independent consulting practice serving New England. In 2009, Mary was awarded the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ (AFP) highest professional certification, the Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive (ACFRE). MA, Regis College; BA, Catholic University of America.

Katherine French (Managing Visual Arts Organizations) is currently Director of Danforth Art, Museum\School located in Framingham, MA where she has curated numerous exhibitions focused on historical and contemporary expressionism.  She has received awards for curatorial excellence from the New England chapter of the International Association of Art Critics, and was named Best Curator of Locally Made Art at the Boston Art Awards. She was named a 2010 Distinguished Alumna by Boston University, and twice recognized as one of Ten to Watch by the Worcester Business Journal.  Under her direction, the Danforth Art has been named an Outstanding Cultural Organization by the Massachusetts Arts Education Collaborative. BFA, University of New Hampshire at Durham; MA, Boston University.   

Ty Furman (Managing the Arts in Higher Education) has been advising and facilitating arts organizations and campus arts programs since 1995. He is currently the Managing Director of BU Arts Initiative in the office of the Provost at Boston University. Prior to arriving in Boston, Ty spent 15 years developing and supporting arts programs at the University of Pennsylvania, including leading a successful $3 million dollar campaign and facility renovation to create the Platt Student Performing Arts House. Ma, Villanova University; EdD, University of Pennsylvania; BA, Juniata College.

Wendy Swart Grossman (Cultural Entrepreneurship) is a nonprofit and foundation consultant with expertise in building effective volunteer programs, strategic planning, board development, fundraising and press/PR/social media and workshop facilitation. She has held positions at the Harvard Museum of Natural History and The Science Museum in London. Wendy comes from a political background working as the US National Campaign Manager raising funds for Nelson Mandela's historic 1994 campaign, and the White House Office of Scheduling and Advance under the Clinton Administration. MA, Tufts Universit; BA, St. Olaf College.

Jeannette Guillemin (The Art World, Cultural Entrepreneurship, Art Leaders Forum) Assistant Director and Director of Student Affairs of Boston University's School of Visual Arts.  She is also the Director of the Visual Arts Summer Institute, an arts program for high school students she launched in 2005.   With a diverse background in creative writing, theatre, and visual arts, Ms. Guillemin is interested in arts leadership and the powerful role that art plays in society.  She serves on several boards including the Brookline Commission for the Arts and Art Street, Inc. MS, Boston University; BA, SUNY Geneseo; EdM, Boston University.

Dan Hunter (Political and Public Advocacy for the Arts) is a founding partner in the consulting firm Hunter Higgs specializing in political communication, strategy and advocacy. He is the former Director of the Massachusetts Advocates for the Arts, Sciences and Humanities (MAASH), with 24 years' experience in politics and arts advocacy. He is an award winning playwright, songwriter and humorist. He also teaches playwriting at Boston University. MA, Boston University; BA, Hampshire College.

Michael Ibrahim, CFRE (Fundraising and Grant Writing for Nonprofit Organizations), is a Certified Fund Raising Executive and the Program Manager of the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s $4 million Cultural Investment Portfolio. He served as the Director of Development at the All Newton Music School, and held management positions at Stoneham Theatre, Barrington Stage Company and the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra. Michael is also Adjunct Professor of Arts Administration at the University of Kentucky, and former Arts Administration faculty at Emerson College. EdD (Candidate), Northeastern University; MS, Boston University; BA, University of Kentucky.

Timothy Kadish (Public Art Program Administration) is a multimedia artist who continues to share his enthusiasm in the classroom through a variety of fine arts courses with focused themes on site-specific & studio art, fabrication, and installation. He received his MFA from Boston University and is a graduate of the Diploma and 5th Year Certificate programs at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, which culminated in the Traveling Scholars award. He has exhibited nationally and been published in numerous arts related sources. MFA, Boston University; Diploma, School of the Museum of Fine Arts; 5th Year Certificate, School of the Museum of Fine Arts.

Lewis Karabatsos (Individual Fundraising) is currently Vice President of Corporate Philanthropy at Monster Worldwide, Inc. He is the former Director of global philanthropy for Hewlett Packard, where he restructured the U.S. Employee Giving Program to provide greater flexibility to employees, which resulted in a 62 percent increase in total donations; developed and launched HP’s first global employee giving program; and created and implemented senior-level governance guidelines in all international regions resulting in consistent, transparent, and accountable oversight of all charitable giving. MS, Boston University; BA, University of Massachusetts.

Ross Miller (Public Art Program Administration) is a visual artist whose site-based projects encourage community conversation in outdoor spaces, and create public places for private reflection. Along with the Boston Schoolyard Initiative and annual Ancient Fishweir Public Art Project, his work includes permanent sculpture and lighting in the new pedestrian landscape under the Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Bridge, and an interactive, cut-granite water feature for Alvah Kittredge Park, Roxbury. Miller managed the planning, creation, and installation of a series of public art projects during design and construction of the Central Artery Project. BA, Harvard College; Loeb Fellow, Harvard Graduate School of Design.

Christopher Millis, PhD (Writing for the Arts) is a writer whose poetry has appeared widely in magazines and anthologies in the United States and Europe. His books include Impossible Mirrors, The Dark of the Sun, Selected Poems of Umberto Saba (translations), The Diary of the Delphic Oracle, and most recently The Handsome Shackles. He was the editor of artsMEDIA Magazine, is a critic for the Boston Phoenix, Art News and other publications. MA and PhD, New York University; BA, Wesleyan University.

Lauren O'Neal (Arts & the Community, Internship) previously served as professor and coordinator of the Arts Management program at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. She has worked as a director, educator, and curator within an art center, museum, and educational settings. Her experience is in the areas of management, programming, fundraising, education outreach, staff/board development and marketing. PhD (candidate), Kuvataideakatemia (Finland); MFA, Maine College of Art; EdM, Harvard University Graduate School of Education; AB, Wellesley College.

David Orlinoff (Financial Management for Nonprofit Organizations) is the founder and principal of Concord Financial Organization, which supports the nonprofit community through interim financial management and project-based consulting. He served as CFO of Boston Ballet and has had numerous other engagements in human services, education and research, arts and culture, and international development. Professor Orlinoff is on the board of the Boston Jewish Music Festival. He is also Finance Director, ad interim at the deCordova Museum. MBA, Harvard Business School; MS, Bentley College; BA, University of California at Los Angeles.

Daniel Ranalli Emeritus, founded the Arts Administration Program at Boston University in 1992, and served as program director through spring 2014. He is a professional artist with work in over 20 museum collections and an arts writer. He has also had over 15 years of experience in arts administration including gallery, foundation and arts education programs in the public and private nonprofit sector. MA, Boston University; AB, Clark University.

Steven Roth (Marketing and Audience Development for the Arts) is president of The Pricing Institute, a consultancy that has helped over 300 international cultural organizations develop strategies to maximize income and occupancy. Steven is frequent speaker at industry conferences and teaches Customer Relationship Management at the Boston University Graduate School of Management. MBA, Boston University; BA, Oberlin College.

Linda Sutherland (Educational Programming in Cultural Institutions) is a director, theatre educator and arts administrator.  Linda previously served as Associate Director of Education at the Huntington Theatre Company, Associate Director of Academic Programs at Emerson College and past Co-Chair of the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival – Region 1.  Areas of arts administration and educational management experience include: arts integration, creating performing arts curriculum, devising instructional strategies, developing learning outcomes and assessment practices.   Linda is teaching artist developing educational programing at Trinity Repertory Company and is a guest director in the Department of Theatre, Music and Dance at Rhode Island College.  MA, Emerson College; BFA, University of Rhode Island; AFA, Community College of Rhode Island.

Jeff Terrey (Political and Public Advocacy for the Arts) brings a wealth of experience in politics, government and public policy as a senior member of the public affairs practice group at Rasky Baerlein Strategic Communications. Most recently, Jeff served as a member of the Transition Team for Mayor Marty Walsh, Boston's first new Mayor in twenty years. He currently serves on the Advisory Board of Zoo New England. MBA, Boston College; BA, Alfred University.

Jason Weeks (Arts and the Community) is the Executive Director for the Cambridge Arts Council (CAC), a municipal department and public non-profit agency in Cambridge, MA. CAC provides services, collaboration and direct programming for Cambridge residents and visitors designed to stimulate awareness, engagement and support for the arts. In carrying out the agency mission, Jason works with an Advisory Board, Trustees of the non-profit corporation, the Cambridge Public Art Commission, elected officials, city administration and full and part-time staff to oversee an award-winning Public Art/Percent-for-Art program, the annual Cambridge River Festival, Summer in the City, Cambridge Open Studios, the Cambridge Arts Grant Program, the Cambridge Street Performer Program and a variety of other community based initiatives active in the city and region. In addition to his role at CAC, Jason regularly lectures at schools and universities in the Boston area and is a frequent participant in conferences and symposia to discuss issues, challenges and effective strategies related to the field of arts administration. Jason has a background in music and theater. MS, Boston University; BA, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC.


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