Carnegie Mellon University

Interim Stanley and Marcia Gumberg Dean, College of Fine Arts, Carnegie Mellon


Prior to his appointment as Interim Dean of the College of Fine Arts (CFA), Dan most recently served as Director of the Institute for the Management of Creative Enterprises (ICME), a collaborative initiative of CFA and Heinz College which provides professional graduate-level management training for the culture and entertainment industries through its Master of Arts Management (MAM) and Master of Entertainmnet Industry Management (MEIM) programs, and applied research and support services through its Center for Arts Management and Technology (CAMT).

Dan is also on the faculty of the Management and Development of Cultural and Artistic Organizations Program at the University of Bolgna (Italy) and he serves on the advisory board of the Fitzcarraldo Foundation, an arts management training and consulting center in Turin, Italy.  He has presented workshops and master classes at universities and for arts service organizations in the United States, Canada, Germany, Spain, Austria, Greece, and Italy.  Dan is co-author of Marketing Planning for Culture and the Arts: Fundamental Principles and Practices for Building an Effective Marketing Campaign published in the fall of 2008, and he has authored a number of reports, magazine articles, and journal articles on arts management and related issues.  Prior to joining the academic community, Dan spent fourteen years in not-for-profit professional and educational theatre administration: Managing Director of CSC Repertory (New York City), Managing Director of Virginia State Company (Norfolk), Marketing Director of the Walnut Street Theatre Company (Philadelphia), and Marketing Director/Business Manager of the University Theatre, Western Michigan University (Kalamazoo).