Megan Heber

Corporate Communication and Public Affairs

Director, Career Engagement and Community Outreach, MA/MBA, MMIAM
Director, CCPA Graduate Programs


For the past 15 years, Megan Heber has used the arts to make the world around her a better place.

Heber is currently the professor of practice in arts management and nonprofit leadership at SMU’s Division of Corporate Communication and Public Affairs (CCPA). She teaches in the Division’s graduate programs – MAMBA (M.A. in Arts Management plus MBA) and MMIAM (M.M. in International Arts Management) – and undergraduate programs in Arts Management, Arts Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation/Nonprofit Engagement.

Heber is active in the North Texas arts community and serves on the City of Dallas Cultural Plan Implementation Steering Committee, Board of Appointed Trustees of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, The Arts Community Alliance (TACA) Perforum Planning Committee and University of North Texas (UNT) Nonprofit Leadership Studies Advisory Committee.

In 2020, Heber was selected as a Business Council for the Arts Obelisk Award Winner for her extraordinary support of arts and culture in North Texas. She was also named as one of “30 Under 40” by her undergraduate alma mater, Rowan University.

Heber has served as Executive Director of Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas; Director of Communications, Marketing, and Public Relations for University of North Texas (UNT) College of Music; and Event Coordinator at the UNT Murchison Performing Arts Center. In 2008, she successfully auditioned for the United States Navy Music Program and completed a five-year enlistment in the military as a clarinetist. She was stationed in Virginia, Hawaii and Louisiana.

Heber holds a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Arts in Arts Management from SMU, Bachelor of Music in Music Education and a Bachelor of Arts in Education from Rowan University, and a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership from Thomas Edison State University.

Megan Heber