Director and Medical Assistant Professor, Arts and Leisure Administration MS Program
Administration and Administration Science Division
We interviewed Professor Jeff Rebudal, who joined Tempo three years in the past, about his unorthodox profession trajectory, from broadcast journalist to dancer and choreographer to his present function of administration professor and director of the MS in Arts and Leisure Administration.
Why Administration and Administration Science?
Arts and Leisure Administration is inextricably linked to the performing business (reside/digital occasions) and is the spine/backbone for the sustainment and way forward for the assorted industries. With out enterprise acumen, arts and leisure wouldn’t exit and vice versa.
The Lubin College of Enterprise has some of the respected AEM packages within the nation. Our program is related and within the middle of one of many leisure capitals of the world. Additionally, we genuinely information and help in college students’ tutorial successes by means of commencement and past.
Record your analysis pursuits/areas:
Occasion research/mission and occasion administration: My new analysis focuses on the Javits Heart in New York Metropolis, notably their current, new sustainable occasion area. Throughout my preliminary part of analysis, the principle questions requested (however not restricted to) are: What are the numerous impacts (environmental, instructional, financial, neighborhood and legacy) the Javits Heart intersects with organizations, demographics, communities, and people?
Performing arts: dance, opera, and theatre
Why is it vital to advance analysis in these areas?
Equally with arts administration being lower than 50-years-old by way of existence as a discipline of research and analysis, occasion research is a comparatively new discipline of educational research/analysis. It is thrilling to be a part of a well timed and pertinent subject material. Occasion research is severely acknowledged in different elements of the world and persevering with to take root and spot right here within the U.S.
What do college students study in your classroom?
Among the many many laborious and gentle expertise college students purchase in programs that I educate on the Lubin College, principals of DEIA (Variety, Fairness, Inclusion, and Accessibility) are inherently realized and mentioned. Readings, assignments, and initiatives focus on DEIA as a method to know and discover how race/ethnicity shapes the leisure discipline. We additionally analyze how race/ethnicity intersects with different social identities and experiences because it pertains to mission and occasion administration.
You serve on the Government Committee of the American Faculty Dance Affiliation as Vice President of Membership. What motivated you to get entangled with ACDA?
I served on the board for practically 20 years. Moreover the numerous advantages that motivated me to have been with ACDA, it’s also the wonderful neighborhood of colleagues and artists whereas being half of a bigger realm guiding, educating future dance artists, and performing arts leaders.
How does your work with ACDA translate into your work at Lubin?
It fulfills the skilled service requirement for full-time college positions and it retains me professionally related to the not-for-profit arts sectors that I can additional relate actual world experiences to the classroom.
It additionally works as potential referrals/recruitment of potential college students to Lubin and Tempo College.
Talk about your skilled path and its influence on the way you educate and what you educate.
Non-linear/unorthodox trajectory: Broadcast Journalism => Dancer => Choreographer=> Dance Professor => Dance Program Director=> Arts Chief=> Administration Professor=>Arts and Leisure Administration Program Director.
Actual world expertise and related expertise informs your teachings within the classroom and inventive areas. My eager curiosity within the artistic performing arts and the pragmatism of enterprise acumen inform one another as I educate. Thus, additional informing my analysis/studying inside the discipline of arts and leisure.
What are some challenges you needed to overcome to get to the place you might be right this moment?
Within the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, I helped launch a brand new and thrilling Grasp of Arts diploma program in the midst of a world disaster. I additionally gladly resigned from a tenured place at a Analysis I stage establishment to hunt my subsequent path in my life’s journey.
Of which triumph are you most proud?
Launching a brand new MS program through the pandemic and seeing/guiding the primary cohorts of graduates efficiently by means of this system with every having gainful employment in key AEM positions right here in one of many leisure capitals of the world.
What’s the single most vital lesson you’d wish to impart to your college students?
“Nothing is new.” Know who was a part of historical past and what was developed earlier than you as you “stand on the shoulders” of those that pioneered and developed what you might be studying/experiencing now. Additionally, network-network-network in-person—I can’t stress sufficient of this!
What does #LubinLife imply to you?
Educating and guiding (and studying from) the longer term performing arts and leisure leaders which are various and inclusive with a worldwide and open perspective.
Programs Professor Rebudal Teaches:
MGT 620 Arts & Leisure Administration
MGT 621 Programming & Manufacturing Practicum
MGT 622 Fundraising & Budgeting in A+E
MGT 623 Mission & Occasion Administration in A+E
MGT 624 Agent Illustration in A+E
MBA 814 Main Group Administration
MGT 317 Managing Leisure Mission