Zannie Giraud Voss

Director, SMU National Center for Arts Research Chair and Professor, Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship
Meadows School of the Arts & Cox School of Business
Dallas, Texas

Dr. Zannie Voss is Director of the National Center for Arts Research as well as Professor of Arts Management in the Meadows School of the Arts and the Cox School of Business at SMU. Previously she was a Professor at Duke University and Producing Director of Theater Previews at Duke, a professional theater company dedicated to the co-production of new works.  She served as managing director of PlayMakers Repertory Company, associate manager of the Alley Theatre, and worked in audience development for Center Theatre Group.  Research consulting clients include the League of American Orchestras, the Irvine Foundation, Theatre Development Fund and Theatre Communications Group, where she has co-authored Theatre Facts since 1998.  Her published research on the strategic factors that influence organizational performance appears in over a dozen academic and practitioner journals.

She serves on the boards of the International Association of Arts and Cultural Management, DataArts, TRG Arts, TACA, and Big Thought.  She is co-author of the book Outrageous Fortune: The Life and Times of the New American Play.