Position: Adjunct Assistant Professor, Performing Arts Leadership & Management
Employed Since: 2022
Conservatory Professional Highlights:
Dr. Anne W. Smith has been a long time leader in arts administration in a variety of roles: advocate, arts professional, planning and organizational development consultant, professor and arts educator connected to interests locally, nationally and internationally. She was arts administration department chair and arts professor at Golden Gate University and earlier in her career, a tenured high school teacher of humanities, speech and theatre. Other faculty appointments have included Showa University of Music, Japan, HEC, University of Montreal, American University (Washington, D.C.) and College of Charleston (South Carolina). Currently she is a senior adjunct professor in Ageno School of Business at GGU and an adjunct assistant professor at Shenandoah Conservatory of Shenandoah University.
She holds a D.P.A. (with a focus on public policy) from Golden Gate University, an M.A. in Humanities & Curriculum from Teacher’s College, Columbia University and a B.A. in English and Theatre from State University of New York (University at Albany).
She has held leadership positions for California Arts Council, San Francisco Arts Commission, ODC Dance, Dance Spectrum Ballet, Book Club of California, San Francisco Center for the Book and San Francisco Circus Center.
A nonprofit governance expert, Smith is currently board president for Theatre Bay Area, founding board member for the Medical Clown Project, chair of the Fountain Project Foundation, and co-chair of Arts Forum for the Commonwealth Club of California.
She has also been a volunteer officer/director for California Arts Advocates, San Francisco Girls Chorus, California Lawyers for the Arts, Chanticleer, Dance Bay Area, the California Association of Dance Companies, Institute for Non-Profit Management, University of San Francisco, IZZIES Awards committee and World Arts West, among others.
B.A, SUNY Albany, New York; M.A., Columbia University; D.P.A., Golden Gate University