Assistant Professor Julie Hawkins
3501 Market Street, Suite 210
Drexel University URBN Center
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104
Julie Hawkins joined Drexel University as an Assistant Professor of Arts Administration in the fall of 2011, and became the graduate program’s director in July 2012. She previously served as Executive Vice President for the Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance, where for twelve years she led advocacy, field research, community engagement, and grant making efforts. At Drexel, she conducts research, advises students, and teaches courses in arts advocacy, cultural policy, and organizational strategy. Hawkins is a board member of the Association of Arts Administration Educators (AAAE) and the Stockton Rush Bartol Foundation. She is a past President of the Philadelphia Cultural Fund, co-chaired Mayor Kenney’s Culture, Community and Recreation Transition Team, and was appointed to the Mayor’s Cultural Advisory Council and Pennsylvania Governor Wolf’s Advisory Board for Community Development. She holds a BA in Public Policy from Duke University and an MFA in Dance from Temple University, and was named one of the region's “Creative Connectors” by Leadership Philadelphia. Hawkins’ research examines the strategies and impact of individual artists, cultural organizations, and communities. Guiding this work is a drive to better understand the value of arts and culture to individuals and communities, as well as how this value is expressed.