Dan J. Martin-Center for the Arts in Society - Carnegie Mellon University

Dan J. Martin

Dean and Professor of Drama, College of Fine Arts

Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Ave,
Pittsburgh, PA 15213


Prior to joining the academic community in 1989 as Director of the Arts Administration Program at the University of Akron, Professor Martin was active in the administration of not-for- profit professional theater companies. He served as Marketing Director for Philadelphia 's Walnut Street Theatre Co., Managing Director of the CSC Repertory in New York City, and Managing Director of Virginia Stage Co. in Norfolk, Va. While in New York, he worked for FEDAPT, the national service organization providing management technical assistance to not-for-profit arts organizations. Throughout his career, Professor Martin has served as a consultant to new and emerging arts organizations in the areas of fund raising, marketing and board development.

Professor Martin Dan serves on the advisory or steering committees of several professional and research institutions. He is a member of the Research Task Force for the Center for Arts and Culture, a cultural policy center in Washington DC, and the research committee for Americans for the Arts. He serves on the advisory board of the Fitzcarraldo Foundation, an arts management training and consulting center in Turin, Italy.

He is past President of the Association of Arts Administration Educators. He is a trustee of the Pittsburgh Glass Center and Pittsburgh Dance Council. He has served on the boards of a number of local cultural institutions, including the Pittsburgh Glass Center, the Pittsburgh Dance Council, the Pittsburgh Fund for Arts Education, and the Regent Theatre for the Performing Arts. He was a founding board member of ProArts, the region’s most active and vital arts service organization.