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Jason C. White

Assistant Professor

Address: Simons Center for the Arts
Office Hours: Tuesday & Thursday, by appointment
Phone: 843.953.9202

Dr. White is an Assistant Professor of Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship at College of Charleston, where he works with students to address arts management issues, co-develop solutions to common challenges, and organize new opportunities in arts and related entertainment fields. Dr. White is a published author in Artivate: A Journal of Entrepreneurship in the Arts, Journal of Arts Entrepreneurship Education, JAMLS (Journal of Arts Management, Law and Society), Innovative Higher Education, and Arts Education Policy Review. In addition, White is a founding member of the Society for Arts Entrepreneurship Education (SAEE). Artistically, Dr. White is best known as the playwright, co-actor and co-director of the multi-award nominated and NAACP award winning educational play, See The Dance: The History of American Minstrelsy. Prior to receiving his PhD in Arts Administration, Education and Policy from The Ohio State University, White earned a BFA in Acting from The California Institute of the Arts, and attended The University of Akron; obtaining both a Master of Arts (MA) degree in Arts Administration, and a Master in Education (M.Ed.) specializing in Assessment and Evaluation.


Ph.D., The Ohio State University, Arts Administration, Education & Policy
MA, M.Ed., University of Akron, Arts Administration; Assessment & Evaluation
BFA, California Institute of the Arts, Acting

Courses Taught

ARTM 310: Principles and Practices of Arts Management

Honors and Awards

2017 SOTA Deans Excellence Award (College of Charleston)

2009 Special Documentary Feature for Black History Month (YouTube) 

2008 Special Recognition for Outstanding Performance, Cincinnati Fringe Festival

2007 Nomination for Best Ensemble Production, Best Director, LA Weekly Awards

2007 Best Playwright for the Year, NAACP, Hollywood Chapter 2005 Life and Times, KCET TV 

Current Service Commitments

Deans Assessment Committee, CofC School of the Arts



White, J.C. (2018). See The Dance: Piloting an Arts-Based Intervention in Higher Education. Innovative Higher Education. DOI: 10.1007/s10755-018-9440-4

White, J.C. (2018). Toward a Theory of Minority Entrepreneurship in the Non-Profit Arts Sector. Journal of Arts Management, Law and Society. DOI: 10.1080/10632921.2018.1431986

White, J. C. (2017). Analyzing Entrepreneurship in the U.S. Arts Sector: identifying arts entrepreneurs’ demographics and shared characteristics. Artivate, 6(1), 8-32.

White, J. C. (2016). Arts Students in Debt: Concerns, Consequences and Interventions. Arts Education Policy Review, 117 (1), 55-64.

White, J. C. (2015). Toward a Theory of Arts Entrepreneurship. Journal of Arts Entrepreneurship Education, 1(1), 4-23.

White, J. C. (2013). Barriers To Recognizing Arts Entrepreneurship Education As Essential To Professional Arts Training. Artivate, 2(3), 28-39.