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Neville Vakharia

Assistant Professor and Research Director, Arts Administration Program

Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design

Contact:

nvakharia@drexel.edu

215-571-4439

Neville Vakharia is assistant professor and research director in Drexel's graduate arts administration program, teaching courses in management, strategic planning and entrepreneurship. His research focuses on technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship in the arts, cultural, and creative sector. He joined Drexel after overseeing the operations, expansion and strategic direction of the Cultural Data Project (CDP) at The Pew Charitable Trusts. Prior to Pew, Vakharia was director of technology services and programs for the Arts & Business Council of Greater Philadelphia, where he created and launched the Technology Connectors, a program designed to support the technological capabilities of the region’s arts and cultural organizations through education, strategic planning and consulting. He previously served as director of marketing for the Prince Music Theater, and for 12 years was the co-producer of the ArtsFest Film Festival, central Pennsylvania's largest film festival. Vakharia also has more than 10 years of experience in the corporate sector, working in new product development, marketing and global product management for W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc., manufacturer of GORE-TEX products.

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For news media inquiries, contact Emily Storz at els332@drexel.edu, 215.895.2705 (office) or 609.351.3592 (cell). 

 

In the News

  • Giving Tuesday Serves as Stepping Stone to Long-term Philanthropy

    Neville Vakharia, an assistant professor and research director in Drexel's graduate arts administration program in the Westphal College, was quoted in a Nov. 29 WHYY/Newsworks story about Giving Tuesday and how it serves as a stepping stone to long-term philanthropy.

  • Arts Organizations

    A new study on arts organizations in Mantua, Powelton Village and West Powelton, conducted by a team of faculty and students in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, was featured on NextCity.org on Sept. 10. Julie Hawkins, assistant professor and program director of arts administration, was quoted.

  • Drexel aims to improve arts and cultural opportunities in mantua and powelton

    A recent study on arts organizations in Mantua, Powelton Village and West Powelton, conducted by a team of faculty and students in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, was featured on FlyingKite.com on Sept. 9. Neville Vakharia, assistant professor and research director of arts administration, was quoted.

  • “A Fragile Ecosystem”

    A new study on arts organizations in Mantua, Powelton Village and West Powelton, conducted by a team of faculty and students in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, was featured in the Broad Street Review on Sept. 7. Neville Vakharia, assistant professor and research director of arts administration, and Andrew Zitcer, assistant teaching professor in the arts administration program, were quoted.

  • Why parts of West Philly not getting the boost from attracting artists

    A new study on arts organizations in Mantua, Powelton Village and West Powelton, conducted by a team of faculty and students in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, was featured on WHYY/Newsworks.org on Aug. 29. Andrew Zitcer, assistant teaching professor in the arts administration program, was quoted.

  • New report finds small but growing arts community in battered Mantua

    A new study on arts organizations in Mantua, Powelton Village and West Powelton, conducted by a team of faculty and students in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, was featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer on Aug. 26. Julie Hawkins, assistant professor and program director of arts administration, and Andrew Zitcer, assistant teaching professor in the arts administration program, were quoted. The study was also spotlighted on PhillyMag.com.

  • Cultural-community ties lacking in W. Phila.

    A new study on arts organizations in Mantua, Powelton Village and West Powelton, conducted by a team of faculty and students in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, was featured on the cover of the Sunday edition of the Philadelphia Tribune on August 24. Julie Hawkins, assistant professor and program director of arts administration, and Neville Vakharia, assistant professor and research director of arts administration, were quoted. The study was also covered by KYW Newsradio, which quoted Andrew Zitcer, assistant teaching professor in the arts administration program, and CBSLocal.com

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