Texas Tech University

Divya Janardhan, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Arts Administration, Management, & Advocacy | Area Head, Arts Administration
Department of Interdisciplinary Arts

Email: dijanard@ttu.edu

Phone: 806.834,7717

Office: Maedgen Theatre 251

Dr. Divya Janardhan is Assistant Professor of Arts Administration, Management, and Advocacy and the Area Head of Arts Administration at the Talkington College of Visual and Performing Arts. Her research lies at the intersection of arts management practices, cultural policy, and cultural equity within the arts and cultural sector, and their interaction with cultural funding within the larger urban system.

Dr. Janardhan's academic accomplishments and honors include research publications on the performing arts in elite journals; research accolades conferred by The International Association of Arts and Cultural Management (AIMAC); the Social Theory, Politics, and the Arts (STP&A) conference; and the Association for Cultural Economics International (ACEI); being an invited speaker on museum management and leadership at Lalit Kala Akademi – India's National Academy for the Visual Arts; and being part of the 2023 global inaugural cohort of the Association of Arts Administration Educators' (AAAE) prestigious NEA grant-funded Mentorship Program. Dr. Janardhan has been an invited speaker, peer reviewer, and discussant at multiple conferences in the arts administration and cultural policy fields, and an invited reviewer of AAAE's cultural policy graduate curriculum standards. Dr. Janardhan serves on the editorial board of the American Journal of Arts Management and the STP&A board of directors.

Dr. Janardhan brings prior experience in consulting for the nonprofit arts and cultural sector; marketing and branding experience from the advertising industry; besides academic experience in teaching, arts management case creation, and research advising. She is a trained classical performing arts vocalist in the Carnatic musical tradition and has acquired visual arts training under Balan Nambiar – one of India's leading contemporary artists and research scholars. Dr. Janardhan was awarded a Ph.D. in Cultural Policy and Arts Management and acquired an additional minor in Public Policy and Management from the Ohio State University, besides additional academic qualifications in the domain areas of Arts Administration, Advertising and Marketing, and Media and Communications.

Divya Janardhan

Degrees Held

Ph.D. in Cultural Policy and Arts Management from the Ohio State University, Columbus

Minor in Public Policy and Management from the Glenn College of Public Affairs, the Ohio State University

M.S. in Arts Administration from Drexel University, Philadelphia

P.G.D. in Advertising and Marketing from the Xavier Institute of Communications, St. Xavier's College, Mumbai

B.A. in Media and Communications from Bangalore University, Bangalore


Janardhan D. & Vakharia N. (2014). Toward a knowledge-centric arts organization. American Journal of Arts Management, September

Vakharia N. & Janardhan D. (2017). Knowledge-centric arts organizations: Connecting practice to performance. International Journal of Arts Management, 14-31.

Vakharia N., Vecco M., Srakar A., & Janardhan D. (2018). Knowledge centricity and organizational performance: an empirical study of the performing arts. Journal of Knowledge Management. 22(5).

Teaching Case

Gibbs A. & Janardhan D. (2018). ROCO: Aligning perceptions and reality.
An arts management and branding case on the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra in Houston, TX.

Department of Interdisciplinary Arts

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    School of Theatre & Dance Building | Box 45060 | 2812 18th Street STE 222 | Lubbock TX 79409
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