Women in Leadership - Dec. 6
Panelists: Kitty Goddard, President, AIR - Arts Incubator of Richardson
Katherine Wagner, CEO, Business Council for the Arts
Dennis Kratz, Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities at UT Dallas
Moderator: Shanna Sims-Bradish, Assistant City Manager, City of Richardson
Come and hear this panel discussion which will review Richardson's art offerings from academic, artistic, and business perspectives as well as how the cultural art community gives Richardson an economic advantage.
About the panelists:
Dennis M. Kratz is Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities and the Ignacy and Celina Rockover Professor of Humanities at The University of Texas at Dallas. His research has emphasized the continuation of the classical tradition in medieval and modern literature. He has published four books and numerous articles ranging from scholarly investigation of epic poetry and the changing concept of heroism to fantasy, science fiction, literary translation and the future of education. Since 1979 he has been co-editor of the journal Translation Review. Throughout his career, he has been associated with pedagogical innovation. While serving as the university's Dean of Undergraduate Education, he led the establishment of Collegium V, the university-wide undergraduate Honors Program. As Dean of Arts and Humanities, he created two visionary academic programs connecting the liberal arts with science and technology: Arts and Technology and Emerging Media and Communication. He also founded the Center for Values in Medicine, Science and Technology.
Katherine Wagner is CEO for Business Council for the Arts, where she provides executive leadership, advocating for a strong bond between commerce and culture in North Texas. She began her career in arts administration at Indiana University, immediately after receiving her MFA in Printmaking and a Ford Foundation Grant. Previous to her current position, she served for more than 10 years as Executive Director of Dallas Visual Art Center, providing opportunities for regional working artists, arts organizations and arts supporters and representing the organization to The Meadows Foundation, Inc. on the design and building of a new state-of-the-art facility which was completed in 2000. She has served as curator, jurist and panelist for numerous organizations including those of the General Services Administration, the Texas Commission on the Arts, the City of Dallas, Office of Cultural Affairs and Americans for the Arts.
Kitty Goddard, past chair of the City of Richardson Arts Commission (2001-2009), is a consultant in the areas of non-profits, marketing and public relations, and publication design. With a degree in education and English, she taught in the Richardson ISD, worked with the National Staff Development Council, Jostens Educational Software Corporation, and has been the Director of Development and Public Relations for the American Institute of Musical Studies (AIMS), an organization that provides an enrichment program for opera singers. As past member of the International Food Wine and Travel Writers' Association, she served as a consultant to restaurant groups and non-profits supporting strategic planning and marketing efforts, and was the founding editor and creative director of the lifestyles magazine, Richardson Living. With a rich arts background, she has sung with choirs on a variety of world stages including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Notre Dame of Paris, and others. She continues her dedication to the arts and creativity as President of Arts Incubator of Richardson.
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