University of Oregon
Arts and Administration Program

Patricia Dewey Lambert

Associate Professor

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

5230 University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon 97403-5230
541-346-2050 (office)
541-346-3626 (fax)

Curriculum Vitae

Professional Summary

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 concentration.  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 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 is currently editing a book titled Managing Arts Programs in Healthcare (Routledge, forthcoming 2015), as well as developing articles and/or book projects on regional policy integration in the Pacific Northwest, cultural tourism in the Pacific Northwest, cultural planning in the United States, and performing arts center management.

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.


5249 University of Oregon
Eugene, OR 97403

P: 541-346-3639   F: 541-346-3626