Zannie Giraud Voss

Professor of Arts Management Meadows School of the Arts & Cox School of Business Director, DataArts, SMU

Zannie Giraud Voss is Chair and Professor of Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship in the Meadows School of the Arts and the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University, and Director of SMU’s National Center for Arts Research.  Prior to joining the SMU faculty, she was a Professor at Duke University in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Fuqua School of Business. At Duke, she also served as Producing Director of Theater Previews at Duke, developing and co-producing more than a dozen new plays and musicals, two of which ran on Broadway and on national tour.

Before transitioning to academia, Zannie served as Managing Director of PlayMakers Repertory Company, Associate Manager of the Alley Theatre, and Assistant Director of Audience Development at the Mark Taper Forum.  She has served as a consultant to the Irvine Foundation, Theatre Development Fund, Philadelphia Theatre Initiative/Theatre Alliance of Greater Philadelphia, the National Endowment for the Arts, the League of American Orchestras, and Theatre Communications Group, co-authoring TCG’s annual Theatre Facts since 1998.

Zannie has published more than a dozen articles in numerous academic and practitioner journals on research examining the strategic factors that influence organizational performance in the arts using multiple stakeholder measures.  She is former Associate Editor of the International Journal of Arts Management and served as Vice Chair of Programs on the board of trustees of TACA.  In addition to CDP’s board, she is a member of the International Association of Arts and Cultural Management and the board of trustees of Big Thought.  Co-author of the book Outrageous Fortune: The Life and Times of the New American Play, published by Theatre Development Fund, Zannie received her PhD from the IAE School of Management in Aix-en-Provence, France.