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B. Kathleen Gallagher, Ph.D.

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Kathleen Gallagher

B. Kathleen Gallagher

Assistant Professor

Dr. Gallagher’s work advances understanding of the function and benefits of the arts as community assets. Her work has analyzed the impact of ecological conditions and public policies on sustainability of arts and culture organizations in different settings. She is currently conducting research focused on arts organizations located in small cities and rural settings. She has received two Sam Taylor Fellowships to support research projects.

Her work is published or forthcoming in the Policy Studies Journal, Film Finance: Theories – Practices – Futures, and The Routledge Companion to Arts Marketing.

Gallagher has presented research and participated in conferences in Australia, Canada, France, Ireland, Italy, Japan and the United States including the annual conferences of AIMAC; ARNOVA; the Association of Cultural Economics International; ISTR; Social Theory, Politics, and the Arts; and West Coast Data Conference. Gallagher was awarded the Emerging Scholars Award by ARNOVA in 2011.

Prior to returning to academia, Gallagher worked in the arts industry. She was a co-owner and a certified appraiser of fine arts and residential contents at Heritage Inventory and Appraisal Services of Colorado for more than 10 years. She also worked at Sotheby’s, Butterfields and the Smithsonian Institution. She has maintained her qualifications as a Certified Appraiser of Fine Arts, the highest level of membership within the International Society of Appraisers.


Ph.D. in Public Administration, University of Colorado Denver, 2014
M.A. Modern Art Connoisseurship and the History of the Art Market, Christie’s Education, 2003
M.B.A. with emphases in marketing and arts management, University of Illinois, 1999
B.A. Art and Architectural Histories, College of the Holy Cross, 1995


Sustainability and survival of arts and culture organizations
Cultural districts
Creative placemaking
Cross-sector collaboration


Cultural economics, cultural policy, arts management
AMAE 3301 Introduction to Arts Management
AMAE 4326 Cultural Policy
IAM 6351 Cultural Policy and the International Art Market
IAM 6352 International Comparative Cultural Policy


Gallagher, B. K., Aughinbaugh, A., & Voss, Z. (2018). Beyond the studio system: Public support for films in the United States. In Murschetz, P. & Teichmann, R. (Eds.), Film Finance: Theories – Practices – Futures.New York: Springer.

Gallagher, B. K., & Sowa, J. E.  (2014). Leveraging social media to engage and retain. D. O’Reilly, R. Rentschler, & T. A. Kirchner (Eds.), The Routledge companion to arts marketing (170-179). New York: Routledge.

Articles and Essays

deLeon, P., & Gallagher, B. K. (2011). A contemporary reading of Advice and Consent. Policy Studies Journal, 39 (S1), 27-39.


Areas of Study



Art History

Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship

Undergraduate Studies

Graduate Studies

Classes (See Catalog)

Faculty and Staff


Entrepreneurship at Meadows

National Center for Arts Research




Arts Entrepreneurship Resources

Corporate Communication and Public Affairs

Creative Computation


Film and Media Arts