Dr. Brett Ashley Crawford, Executive Director/Publisher
Brett teaches in the graduate arts management program and directs the Arts Management and Technology Laboratory at the Heinz College at Carnegie Mellon University. She has an MFA in arts administration and a PhD in theatre history and criticism. Her research includes work on women and minorities in arts management, organization ecologies, the use of technology in arts and management, marketing and arts audiences.
She has 25 years of professional experience as an AEA stage manager, director, writer, and theatre marketer and manager in New York, Georgia, Tennessee, and Maryland/DC. She served as managing director for 3 institutions, the last being Imagination Stage in Bethesda, MD. She has presented invited lectures and workshops to international, national, and DC audiences including groups visiting from various international countries for the Department of State, the University of Helsinki, the Association of Arts Presenters, the DC Coalition on Heritage and Tourism, Performing Arts Exchange, Theatre Communications Group, and the Center for Cultural Studies at UC Santa Cruz.
Jenée Iyer, Chief Editor of Research
Jenée is a third year Master of Arts Management/Juris Doctor student with a passion for all things old, ancient, and dusty, as well as new and emerging technology. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Chicago with a double concentration in Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations, and Law, Letters & Society. Professionally, Jenée has worked in for-profit education, museums, and served as a legal intern at the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Her current interests center around ways that arts management, technology, and the law intersect.
Ashley Anderson Kowach, Chief Technology Manager
Ashley Anderson Kowach is a second year Master of Arts Management student at Carnegie Mellon University, Heinz College. Ashley began with AMT-Lab in 2017 as the Chief Social Media Coordinator. After receiving her Bachelor of Arts in Art History from Seton Hill University she worked in sales, restaurant management, and customer service. It was through this experience that she began to wonder if the same principles applied to non-profit arts organizations and that is what led her to pursing Arts Management. Ashley is a Pittsburgh native who, in her “free” time, enjoys yoga, book club, and asking an abundance of questions of anyone who wants to share their story.