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Meet Our World Class Faculty

The Master of Arts in Arts Management program is taught by tenured faculty who are working artists and educators. Their prestigious accomplishments and real-world experience provide students with an inside view of the industry, preparing them to become leaders within their workplaces and communities.

Award-Winning Educators

Our award-winning faculty consist of artists and educators who have toured the world, played at Carnegie Hall, and have even been nominated for a Grammy Award.

Supportive Mentors

Our faculty take a mentorship approach in supporting your academic and professional goals empowering you to become a confident leader.

Emerging Technologists

Fostering innovation in every step of their teaching, our faculty will prepare you to develop a forward-thinking mindset in the rapidly changing arts management field.

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Stan Renard, Ph.D.

Dr. Stan Renard is Associate Dean, Associate Professor, and Coordinator of the Arts Management and Entrepreneurship programs in the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts at the University of Oklahoma. Renard is also the Director of the Arts Incubation Research Lab (AIR Lab), a National Endowment for the Arts Research Lab. The lab’s research team studies the intersection of the arts, entrepreneurship, and innovation at its incubation stage with a research agenda that intends to understand the economic potential of artists as non-conventional entrepreneurs and the impact of the digital divide upon arts-based entrepreneurs. In addition, he is a touring and recording artist, and the founder and arranger of the Grammy-Nominated Bohemian Quartet and the Executive Director of the Monteux School & Music Festival in Hancock, ME. Dr. Renard is a member of the Yamaha Master Educator Collective, Music Business & Entrepreneurship Group.

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Lucia Colombari, Ph.D.

Dr. Lucia Colombari is Assistant Professor of Art History and Arts Management at the Weitzenhoffer Family College of Fine Arts. A native of Bologna, Italy, she specializes in twentieth-century art history and visual culture, exhibition practices in museums and world expositions, transnational exchange, and cultural diplomacy. She built a career in cultural organizations, including the Bagatti Valsecchi Museum and the Corriere della Sera Foundation in Milan, focusing on leadership, curatorial practice, and public engagement. She now works fluently across disciplines and sectors at the intersection of theory and practice.