Assistant Teaching Professor of Arts Management
Leslie joins the MAM Program having spent twenty years in the arts management field, designing educational programs and leading complex initiatives to support the work of arts organizations, artists, creative entrepreneurs, and community stakeholders.
Leslie brings extensive experience as an educator, artist, arts consultant, community-builder, and grant administrator to the MAM Program. She is frequently tapped as a juror, speaker, and mentor for emerging artists and has served as a Visiting Assistant Professor at Michigan State University in both the Department of Art, Art History and Design, and the College of Arts and Letters’ Arts and Cultural Management program. Trained as a visual artist and musician, Leslie holds her Master of Fine Arts in painting/printmaking from Rhode Island School of Design and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in studio art from Michigan State University. Her work has been exhibited in New York, Rhode Island, and Michigan and she has been an artist-in-residence and fellow at Oxbow and Vermont Studio Center.