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Patricia Lambert

Phone: 541-346-2050
Office: 108 Hendricks Hall
Research Interests: nonprofit management, international public policy, historical public policy analysis, cultural policy, arts & cultural leadership, arts in health

Professor Patricia Dewey Lambert is a PPPM faculty member specializing in nonprofit management, arts leadership, arts in health, and international public policy.

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 recent publications have focused on arts in health, education in international arts/cultural management, and public policy and governance matters associated with the Pacific Northwest Economic Region. Her current co-authored book, titled Arts in Healthy Aging, will be published by Oxford University Press in winter 2024.

Prof. Lambert has published peer-reviewed articles in the American Journal of Arts ManagementHigher 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. Past 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, completed in summer 2018. She served on the NOAH board of directors from 2021 to 2024; as Chair of the NOAH Professionalization Committee she led a number of national initiatives in professionalization, credentialing, policy analysis, and advocacy initiatives to advance the arts in health field.

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. 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, nonprofit management, and international public policy. 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. Appointments may be made during weekly office hours and by request for alternate times.

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The direct link for individual advising Zoom meetings with Prof. Lambert is