Dr. Winter Phong
Department of Theatre
Dr. Winter Phong of the Department of Theatre heads up the newly inaugurated Arts Administration program and seeks to bring her practical and applied research and teaching practices to OSU. One aspect of her research looks at historical practices against emerging policies and methods in national and international arts organizations to support better equity, inclusion, and diversity. Her work directly supports underserved populations through community-based arts initiatives. She currently works with Mind the Gap of the UK, Trinity Repertory, Spectrum Theatre Ensemble, and the Burkhart Center for Autism Education and Research developing practices and programs that serve artists with cognitive disabilities.
In addition to her community-based arts research, she also conducts research on public funding at the local, state and national levels as it directly relates to economic trends, prosperity, and impact the arts have at the local level. In addition to this research, Phong is dedicated to creating a learning environment that supports students gaining broad knowledge while developing the skills necessary to lead organizations supporting the arts. She champions student research projects, internships with local, state, and national arts organizations, and hands-on applications of skills learned in arts administration. Phong, in collaboration with the OSU Library, is also in the process of continuing to develop Open Education Resources to support evolving education needs and foundational knowledge for core courses in the Arts Administration program. Given the current pandemic and its affect on the arts industry, an agile, timely, and evolving course material is paramount. She is dedicated to training the next generation of arts administrators and researching effective methods to improve arts access for all.