Memphis Jookin’ at the Embodied Brain Lab,” VTx (2022). To advance the research of the newly-established Embodied Brain Lab at Virginia Tech and creative practice of Lil Buck and his company of dancers, I facilitated this experience that combined the brilliance of Memphis Jookin as a dance form with cutting edge research into the neuroscience of improvisatory movement.
“Arts Integration,” Inside Arts (2020). For their annual “Knowledge Issue,” Inside Arts invited me to serve as a guest contributor (p. 30). I chose to highlight some exciting research conducted by the Alliance for the Arts at Research Universities, which illuminated the complexity of people’s emotional experience of the unfamiliar in art.
“100 Strong,” Inside Arts (2020). This article (p. 58) highlights the Association of Performing Arts Professionals’ Leadership Fellows Program, which I participated in as a member and Group Leader.
“Far Wider and Deeper,” Inside Arts (2019). From 2016-2019, I served as Project Director of the Salaam: Exploring Muslim Cultures project, funded by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art and Association of Performing Arts Professionals’ Building Bridges program. This article (p. 40-43) includes my reflections on Salaam.
Third Coast Percussion teaches area students the science of sound(2017). A brief interview about the Grammy-winning percussion ensemble’s visit to the Moss Arts Center at Virginia Tech and our mission to serve kindergarten-grade 12 youth through interdisciplinary arts education.
“Engagement & Fundraising in the Visual and Performing Arts,” HigherEdLive (2015). As a guest on this edition of Advancement Live, I discussed engagement and fundraising tactics in higher education visual and performing arts. Specifically, I spoke about the Moss Arts Center’s strategy for positively impacting event attendance, box office ticket sales and philanthropic giving through programming and exhibits. Other topics included ideas for engaging the local community around cultural programming, how to attract visiting artists and scholars, and balancing the wants and desires of alumni and donors.