Faculty and Staff

Khady Kamara


Arts Management Professor, Khady Kamara, was named Managing Director Of Arena Stage in 2018.

Faculty and Staff

  • Eileen Kennedy

    Adjunct Faculty, Arts Management, CVPA

    Associate Vice President of Development, Central and Units

    Eileen Kennedy is the Director of Development for the Hylton Performing Arts Center.
  • Headshot Arts Management Director Karalee Dawn MacKay

    Director, Arts Management Program, CVPA
    Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies, CVPA
    Assistant Professor, Arts Management, CVPA

    Biographic information for Director of the Program Dr. Karalee Dawn MacKay.
  • William Reeder

    Former Director and Professor, Arts Management, CVPA (retired)

    William Reeder's accomplishments include being the former dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts; vice president and general manager of the Washington Performing Arts Society; establishing the Sallie Mae Trust for Education at Sallie Mae; executive director of the Levine School of Music in Washington, D.C.; president of the Saint Louis Conservatory of Music; executive director of Opera Music Theatre International; and the Newark Community School of the Arts.
  • Jennifer Rosenfeld

    Graduate Internship Coordinator & Adjunct Faculty, Arts Management, CVPA

    Jennifer Rosenfeld joined the Arts Management program for the Spring 2014 semester in addition to her duties as Associate Director of Educational Programs for the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (CHNM) at George Mason.
  • Carole Rosenstein

    Full Professor, Arts Management, CVPA

    Carole Rosenstein is an associate professor of Arts Management at George Mason University. Her research focuses on cultural policy, cultural democracy, diversity and equity, and the social life of the arts and culture.
  • Victoria Salmon

    Associate Dean, Emerita, Graduate Studies, CVPA
    Adjunct Faculty, Arts Management, CVPA
    Chair of the Arts at Mason Board (AAMB)

    Dr. Salmon is Associate Dean, Emerita, Graduate Studies, College of Visual and Performing Arts, George Mason University. She retired May 2014 from the position, but continues her work supporting CVPA. Fall 2019, Dr. Salmon was appointed Chair of the Arts at Mason Board, after serving several years as a director and member of the Development Committee.
  • Mary Margaret Schoenfeld

    Adjunct Faculty, Arts Management, CVPA

    Mary Margaret Schoenfeld is an independent arts management consultant. She provides facilitation, program and project management, training and technical assistance, and develops and supports peer learning networks, working primarily with foundations and arts councils.
  • Debra Smyers

    Adjunct Faculty, Arts Management, CVPA

    Debra Smyers has over 25 years of experience within the arts and social services sectors. Currently Ms. Smyers serves as the executive director of Windmore Foundation for the Arts promoting the visual, literary, and performing arts through awareness, participation, and education.
  • Julie Thompson

    Adjunct Faculty, Arts Management, CVPA
    Executive Director of Center for the Arts, CVPA

    Julie Thompson, Executive Director of the Center for the Arts at George Mason University, joined the university more than fifteen years ago after a career as a professional stage manager in regional theater and opera, including long-term residencies at Minnesota Opera, Washington Opera at the Kennedy Center, Wolf Trap Opera, and Center Stage in Baltimore. 
  • Eric Thornton

    Marketing and Recruitment Coordinator, Arts Management, CVPA

    Eric Thornton is a Midwest transplant to the D.C. metro area. Trained as an artist and potter, he has participated in several international artist-in-residence programs at the International Ceramic Center in Kecskemet, Hungary as well as the Zentrum fur Keramik Berlin, Germany.