Director of Graduate Studies
Director, Performing Arts Management Specialization
Director, Arts in Healthcare Management Concentration
5230 University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon 97403-5230
In academic year 2016-2017, Professor Patricia Dewey Lambert serves as Director of Graduate Studies for the University of Oregon’s (UO) Arts and Administration Program, for which she also directs the performing arts management and arts in healthcare management areas of specialization. She serves as the Program’s academic liaison to the Department of Planning, Public Policy and Management (PPPM) and to the UO School of Music and Dance. She also chairs UO Canadian Studies, is an executive committee member of the UO European Studies Committee, and leads the interdisciplinary Oregon Arts in Healthcare Research Consortium. Prof. Lambert served as Director of the Arts and Administration Program from 2011 to 2016, and as Director of the Program’s affiliated research center, the Center for Community Arts and Cultural Policy, from 2009 to 2016.
Prof. Lambert’s research lies at the intersection of the arts, humanities, and social sciences, and engages four interrelated thematic areas: arts administration education, international cultural policy, regional cultural planning and development, and arts in healthcare. Her current research projects underway focus on performing arts center management, arts in healthcare management, and public policy and governance matters associated with the Pacific Northwest Economic Region. These projects are all designed to intentionally and proactively link research, teaching, and community engagement. 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. Her recent book publications are Managing Arts Programs in Healthcare (Routledge, 2016) and Performing Arts Center Management (Routledge, in press).
Patricia Dewey 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. Recent professional development credentials include a Certificate in Fund Raising Management and certification as a professional Therapeutic Harp Practitioner for healthcare settings, as well as various courses and institutes in academic leadership. Her employment experience in Europe and the United States is comprised of positions as a professional classical singer, opera administrator, foundation programs administrator, English (ESL) instructor, marketing communications consultant, research fellow, and college teacher. Her numerous academic fellowships, grants, and awards include a Fulbright European Union Affairs Research Program Grant, grant support from the Canadian Embassy and Canadian Consulate in Seattle, and extensive internal research and program development funding secured through competitive proposals to various UO divisions. She provides professional service to organizations internationally, nationally, regionally, and locally. Details regarding her academic and professional accomplishments are available in the full curriculum vitae linked to this page.
At the University of Oregon, Professor Lambert regularly teaches graduate and undergraduate students in courses in cultural administration, performing arts management, cultural policy, arts in healthcare management, and research methods. She welcomes the opportunity to speak with current and prospective undergraduate and graduate students from across the university about academic opportunities and careers in arts management. Music, theatre, and dance majors and recent graduates may particularly wish to note that she has a special affinity for young performing artists who wish to have career planning conversations.
Prof. Lambert’s office is located in Lawrence Hall, room 251C. Sign-up sheets for student advising hours are located on her office door; students are also welcome to contact her directly (email is usually best) to schedule a time to meet.