Program Director, Arts and Administration Program
Coordinator, Performing Arts Management
Coordinator, Arts in Healthcare Management
5230 University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon 97403-5230
Professor Patricia (Dewey) Lambert serves as director of the University of Oregon’s Arts and Administration Program, for which she coordinates the performing arts management and arts in healthcare management areas of specialization. She also directs the Center for Community Arts and Cultural Policy, chairs UO Canadian Studies, and leads the Oregon Arts in Healthcare Research Consortium. Prof. Lambert’s main research areas are international cultural policy, cultural development, and arts administration education. She teaches courses in cultural adminsitration, performing arts management, cultural policy, arts in healthcare management, and research methods.
At the core of her research, Prof. Lambert seeks to understand complex interactions among governments, arts organizations, and the cultural sector of societies. Her research focuses on policy analysis and theoretical modeling of cultural policy institutions, processes and systems in the international context. Specific research interests include comparative cultural policy and administration (especially Europe, Canada, and the United States), cultural tourism, urban/regional cultural planning and development, performing arts center policy and management, arts in healthcare management, and internationalizing higher education. She has published articles in Higher Education, the International Journal of Arts Management, the International Journal of Cultural Policy, the Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society, and Studies in Art Education. She has recently published a book titled Managing Arts Programs in Healthcare (Routledge, 2015), and is currently co-editing a book titled Managing America's Performing Arts Centers and writing a book on The Pacific Northwest Economic Region, an international institution with 25 years of success in regional policy and coordination and development.
Patricia Lambert holds a bachelor’s degree in vocal performance from Indiana University, master’s degrees in international business (Vienna, Austria) and arts management (Salzburg, Austria), and a Ph.D. in arts policy and administration from The Ohio State University. Her employment experience in Europe and the United States is comprised of positions as a professional classical singer, opera administrator, artist manager, foundation programs administrator, marketing communications consultant, research fellow, and instructor. Her numerous academic fellowships and awards include a Fulbright European Union Affairs Research Program Grant and a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship.
Professor Lambert welcomes the opportunity to speak with undergraduate and graduate students about academic opportunities and careers in arts management. Her office is located in Lawrence Hall, room 251C.