Lisa Donovan, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Fine and Performing Arts Department at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts co-directing the arts management program. Previously, she has served as Associate Professor of Education and Division Director of the Creative Arts in Learning Division at Lesley University. Lisa has broad experience working as an arts educator and administrator in a variety of arts organizations including Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Berkshire Opera Company, Barrington Stage Company, University of Massachusetts’ Department of Theater, Boston University’s Theater, Visual Arts and Tanglewood Institutes, and has served as Executive Director of the Massachusetts Alliance for Arts Education. She is co-editor/author of a five book series on arts integration published by Shell Education.
Andrew Hall a Senior at MCLA and editor of the Smartcommons blog. As an active art manager, his work focuses on utilizing community-engaging art projects and programs in order to promote a deeper connection between the public and the natural world. Andrew began his foray into the arts world via a concentration in performing art, derived primarily from organizing concerts for his own bands as well as with local art collective Common Folk. These experiences led him to an increased interest in community-minded side of the arts world. He is also currently the Vice-president of the Arts Management Club.