Carnegie Mellon University

Martin Named Interim Dean of CFA


Martin Named Interim Dean of CFA

Dan MartinIn an email to the College of Fine Arts (CFA) community, Executive Vice President and Provost Mark Kamlet announced that Dan J. Martin (right), associate dean of CFA and an associate professor in the School of Drama, will become interim dean of CFA, beginning July 1. Dean Hilary Robinson announced she would not seek a second five-year term as dean. Upon completing her term at the end of this school year she will be focusing instead upon her scholarship, and has two book projects under way. Following a sabbatical, she will return to the School of Art, where she is a tenured professor.

"Dan brings a wealth of knowledge and leadership experience to this interim position. I know CFA will be in good hands during our search for a permanent dean," Kamlet said.

Martin is director and founder of the Institute for the Management of Creative Enterprises (IMCE), an academic unit offering professional graduate-level management education for the culture and entertainment industries through its Master of Arts Management (MAM) and Master of Entertainment Industry Management (MEIM) programs. In addition to their graduate studies, students in these programs conduct applied research and provide technical support to artists and cultural institutions through the Center for Arts Management and Technology (CAMT).

Martin joined Carnegie Mellon in 1992 to direct the MAM Program. In the mid-'90s, he founded CAMT, and in 2004 created the MEIM Program, an innovative program in which students spend a year in both Pittsburgh and Los Angeles, studying and getting practical experience working in the film and television industries. For the past year, he has served as associate dean of CFA, assisting with many leadership activities within the college and serving on many interdisciplinary committees at the university level.
In addition to his teaching and administrative work, Martin actively consults with cultural organizations in strategic planning and trustee relations, and has presented workshops and master classes on arts management topics at universities and for arts service organizations in the United States, Canada, Germany, Spain, Austria, Greece and Italy. He is on the faculty of the Management and Development of Cultural and Artistic Organizations Program at the University of Bologna, Italy, and a faculty member of the European Summer Academy for Cultural Management in Salzburg, Austria. He also serves on advisory boards and steering committees for several foundations, centers and professional and research institutions.

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