Prof. Lambert’s research lies at the intersection of the arts, humanities, and social sciences, and engages four interrelated thematic areas: arts administration education, international cultural policy, regional cultural planning and development, and arts in healthcare. Her research projects are all designed to intentionally and proactively link research, teaching, and community engagement. Her current scholarship focuses on arts in healthcare management, education in international arts/cultural management, and public policy and governance matters associated with the Pacific Northwest Economic Region; a number of journal articles and invited book chapters are forthcoming on these topics. From 2019 to 2021 she is also working on a co-authored book titled Arts Education and Cultural Engagement for Creative Aging, under contract with Oxford University Press.
She has published peer-reviewed articles in Higher Education, the International Journal of Arts Management, the International Journal of Cultural Policy, the Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society, and Studies in Art Education. Her recent book publications are Managing Arts Programs in Healthcare (Routledge, 2016) and Performing Arts Center Management (Routledge, 2017). She served as lead author and editor of a major national white paper, titled Arts, Health, & Well-Being in America, published by the National Organization for Arts in Health (NOAH) in fall 2017. She was subsequently project lead and contributing co-editor of a digital textbook titled the NOAH Arts in Healthcare Management Handbook, published in summer 2018.
Patricia Dewey Lambert holds a bachelor’s degree in vocal performance from Indiana University, master’s degrees in international business (Vienna, Austria) and arts management (Salzburg, Austria), and a Ph.D. in arts policy and administration from The Ohio State University. Recent professional development credentials include a Certificate in Fund Raising Management and certification as a professional Therapeutic Harp Practitioner for healthcare settings, as well as various courses and institutes in academic leadership. Her employment experience in Europe and the United States is comprised of positions as a professional classical singer, opera administrator, foundation programs administrator, English (ESL) instructor, marketing communications consultant, research fellow, and college teacher. Her numerous academic fellowships, grants, and awards include a Fulbright European Union Affairs Research Program Grant, grant support from the Canadian Embassy and Canadian Consulate in Seattle, and extensive internal research and program development funding secured through competitive proposals to various University of Oregon divisions. She provides professional service to organizations internationally, nationally, regionally, and locally. Details regarding her academic and professional accomplishments are available in the full curriculum vitae linked at the top of this page.
At the University of Oregon, Professor Lambert regularly teaches graduate and undergraduate students in courses in cultural administration, performing arts management, cultural policy, arts in healthcare management, and research methods. She welcomes the opportunity to speak with current and prospective undergraduate and graduate students from across the university about academic opportunities and careers in arts management. Music, theatre, and dance majors and recent graduates may particularly wish to note that she has a special affinity for young performing artists who wish to have career planning conversations.
Prof. Lambert’s office is located in Hendricks Hall, room 108. Sign-up sheets for student advising hours are located on her office door; students are also welcome to contact her directly (email is usually best) to schedule a time to meet.