leads training programs in a variety of arts management topics for state arts agencies, teaches in AES’ arts management degree and certificate programs, and conducts AES research projects. Dee is a sculptor, installation artist and has over 25 years of experience in the arts, teaching a variety of studio, art history and arts management. She holds bachelor's degrees in art and art history from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, an MFA in sculpture from UMass Amherst, and a Master's in Nonprofit Management from Regis University in Denver, Colorado.
helps artists and arts students build vibrant careers and businesses through courses, trainings, and entrepreneurship programming. Todd works with arts organizations, local cultural councils, and city planners to bring training programs on business, marketing and entrepreneurship topics to artists. In addition to leading trainings, he teaches arts management and arts entrepreneurship courses on-campus and online. Todd also works with artists and arts organizations to create local internship opportunities for Five College arts and humanities students and connects students with these opportunities through cross campus-community programming.
Prior to working with AES, Todd was the marketing and development director at Chester Theatre Company (CTC), a professional summer theatre company in the mountain town of Chester, MA. Prior to CTC, Todd was treasurer of c3 Northampton, and project development consultant for Art At Work Holyoke. He is the Co-Chair of Americans for the Arts' Emerging Leaders Advisory Council and currently serves on the boards of CitySpace, Easthampton co.lab, as well as the Strategic Planning Committee for WAM Theatre. Todd has also worked as a professional operatic performer and concert soloist, performing with companies throughout the United States and Canada. As part of his current artistic practice, Todd is a member of Eventide Singers, a hospice choir based in Franklin County (MA), and co-curator of the Movement Lab at Studio Firenze. Todd received his BA in Music Performance from Whitman College, his MM in Voice from Rice University, and his Core Certificate in Arts Management from the UMass-Amherst Arts Extension Service.
has been on the Arts Extension Service staff since the Summer of 2014. Priya is a painter and practicing artist who received her MFA from the University of Massachusetts Amherst where she was a Graduate School fellow in her final year. She also received her BFA in Printmaking from Rutgers University. Priya’s work has shown in spaces such as the Kimmel Center Galleries at NYU, the Jersey City Museum, Cuchifritos Gallery NYC, the Zimmerli Art Museum, Concordia College and the School of the Art Institute in Chicago. She is a 2013 recipient of the international Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation grant and was a 2013 artist-in-residence at the Blue Mountain Center. Priya also teaches studio arts classes, and has taught at the University of Massachusetts Amherst for three years, as well as through BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn, and various projects partnered with the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Rutgers University. Priya has also worked on various arts initiatives, collaborations and curatorial projects since 2008.
provides administrative support for AES. She is a second-year undergraduate student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst who is currently in the process of acquiring a major in Art History and a minor in Studio Arts. Angela hopes to travel, in the future, to various parts of the world to visit historical sites ranging from the Phoenix Hall of Byōdōin to the Palace of Knossos. In her free time, she does ZUMBA on the weekends and occasionally goes for adventurous night walks around campus.