Awards & Distinctions

2018  Honorary Professor, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing

2015  Bel Kaufman Flamekeeper Award, Elders Share the Arts

2014  Visiting Professor, Fine Arts Academy, Hunan Normal University, Changsha, China; Guest Lecturer on Arts Administration, Central Academy of Fine Arts and Shanghai Conservatory of Music

2012-present Scholar-in-Residence, Department of Performing Arts, College of Arts and Sciences,  American University

2011 Honorary Professor, Shanghai Conservatory of Music for contributions to arts administration education

2010  Guest Lecturer, Program in Arts Management, Sibelius Academy, Helsinki, Finland

2007  Participant, International Symposium of Theatre Education and Management, Shanghai Dramatic Arts Academy

2007  Central Academy of Fine Arts, Program in  Arts Administration lectures at Zendai MoMA; keynote, China Association of Arts Administration Educators, Shanghai.

2006-2007 Fulbright Senior Specialist, Tel Aviv University, Executive MBA

2005  Distinguished Professor of Arts Administration, University of Beijing; Arts Administration Workshops, Jiao Tong University, Shanghai; Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing

1996 Short-Term Senior Scholar Fulbright Fellowship, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

1995 Certificate of Excellence, Teachers College Community, Teachers College Student Senate

1987 Washington Education Press Association Distinguished Achievement Award for Overall Excellence in Journals, for Special Editing, Journal of Arts Management and Law, Labor Relations & the Arts

1984 Leavey Award for Excellence in Private Enterprise Education


2016-present  Honorary Advisory Committee, Journal of Arts Management, Shanghai Theatre Academy

1989-2011 Director and Professor, Program in Arts Administration, Columbia University

1985-present   Director and Founder, Research Center for Arts and Culture

New York as an Age-Friendly City, Sub-Committee on Schools, College and Universities

Hartford Partnership Program for Aging Education Committee, Columbia School of Social Work

Research Committee, National Center for Creative Aging

Research and Information Committee, Americans for the Arts

National Resource Group, Cultural Policy and the Arts National Data Archive, Princeton University

The Dancers’ Resource Advisory Council, The Actors Fund

Fellow, The Morgan Library

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