Douglas J. Dempster


Douglas J. Dempster

Douglas Dempster is Interim Dean of the College of Fine Arts, University of Texas. During the preceding five years, he served as the Senior Associate Dean—academic dean and chief operating officer—of the College. The College of Fine Arts is a leading public, comprehensive and professional college of fine arts that includes professional training programs and liberal arts concentrations in Theatre and Dance, Music, and Art and Art History, in addition to being home to a major art collection, the Blanton Museum of Art, and Austin's major performing arts presenter, the UT Performing Arts Center.

He is the Marie and Joseph D. Jamail Senior Regents Professor of Fine Arts in the Department of Theater and Dance. He teaches a variety of courses ranging from the history of dramatic theory to cultural policy studies.

He was formerly 18 years on the faculty of the Eastman School of Music, holding faculty appointments in Humanities, Music Theory, Musicology, and in the Philosophy Department of the University of Rochester and serving in a variety of positions including associate director and dean of academic affairs.

He is author of a wide variety of published work in philosophical aesthetics, music theory, cultural policy studies, and the philosophy of language.

Articles by Douglas J. Dempster:

The Wolf Report and Baumol’s Curse: The Economic Health of American Symphony Orchestras in the 1990s and Beyond
September 11, 2019