Department Chair

E. Andrew Taylor Associate Professor CAS - Performing Arts

E. Andrew Taylor is an Associate Professor in the Arts Management Program, exploring the intersection of arts, culture, and business. An author, lecturer, and researcher on a broad range of arts manag

  eataylor@american.edu

  (202) 885-1601

Program Directors

Ana Cetina Director, Audio Technology Program CAS - Performing Arts

Ana Cetina is a sound designer, sound mixer, and an educator. She holds a BS in Audio Technology from American University and an MFA in Sound Design from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Ms. Ce

  cetina@american.edu

  (202) 885-3477

Karl Kippola Associate Professor CAS - Performing Arts

Karl Kippola holds a BA in Drama (University of Montana), an MFA in Acting (Wayne State University), and a PhD in Theatre (University of Maryland). As an actor, director, choreographer, adapter, and d

  kippola@american.edu

  (202) 885-3464

Britta Peterson Professorial Lecturer CAS - Performing Arts

Britta Joy Peterson is a Minnesota native, where she grew up in the thriving Minneapolis arts community. As a dance maker, teaching artist, and scholar Peterson works primarily in contemporary and jaz

  bjp@american.edu

  (202) 885-1432

Nancy Snider Director, Music Program CAS - Performing Arts

Cellist Nancy Jo Snider is a member of the Opera Lafayette Orchestra and performs regularly in a variety of chamber and period instrument ensembles in venues ranging from The John F. Kennedy Center fo

  nsnider@american.edu

  (202) 885-3872

Ximena Varela Director, Arts Management Program CAS - Performing Arts

Ximena Varela is a researcher, educator, and consultant with more than 20 years of experience in international cultural policy, management practice, marketing strategy, arts management research, and c

  varela@american.edu

  (202) 885-3883

Staff