Mary Filice

Mary Filice is an Associate Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Business and Entrepreneurship. She teaches courses on events management, leadership, and entrepreneurship for the creative economy; is an advocate of a global trans-disciplinary approach to the arts, media, and business; and investigates how immersive performances can increase cultural empathy and create change. Her publications include The Zacek Tapes: Reflections About Theater, Community, and Leadership (2016) and From Mainstage to Movies to Media: Sustaining the Live and Performing Arts Through Artistic Convergence and the Balaban and Katz Philosophy of Continuous Performance (2012). Internationally, she has been a visiting professor at universities in Norway and China and lectures on leadership for the creative economy, experiential pedagogy for arts and cultural management, and the impact of artistic convergence. A former senior vice president of a privately held group of financial advisory and investment companies, Filice’s consulting business advises organizations on the development of high-performing teams, effective organizational structures, and leadership. An award-winning filmmaker, her work has aired on PBS, cable television, and has screened at festivals around the world. She is a member of the advisory board of Shattered Globe Theatre Chicago, possesses a BA in Theater, MA in Film and Video, a certificate in New Media Management from USC’s Marshall School of Business and completed the Harvard University Graduate School of Education’s Management Development Program.

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