Patricia Dewey

Patricia Dewey

Associate Professor

Program Director, Arts and Administration Program
Coordinator, Performing Arts Management
Coordinator, Arts in Healthcare Management

Arts and Administration Program (AAD)
Center for Community Arts and Cultural Policy (CCACP)
School of Architecture & Allied Arts (A&AA)
University of Oregon (UO)
541-346-2050 (office)
541-346-3626 (fax)
Curriculum Vitae (PDF, 170 KB)

Professional Summary

Professor Patricia Dewey serves as director of the University of Oregon’s Arts and Administration Program , for which she coordinates the performing arts management and the new arts in healthcare management areas of concentration . She also directs the Ph.D./D.M.A. supporting area of study in arts administration , is highly engaged in the Center for Community Arts and Cultural Policy , and chairs UO Canadian Studies . Dewey’s main research areas are international cultural policy, cultural development, and arts administration education. She teaches graduate-level courses in performing arts management, cultural policy, and research methods.

At the core of her research, Patricia Dewey 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 current 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.

Patricia Dewey 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 Dewey 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.

Professor Dewey's Professional CV