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Michael Barsanti

Adjunct Professor


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Michael Barsanti brings a broad range of experiences to his work as a Senior Program Specialist at the Philadelphia Cultural Management Initiative. Initially trained as an academic—earning a PhD in English Literature from the University of Pennsylvania—he worked as a curator, administrator, and development officer for the Rosenbach Museum & Library for over 10 years. Prior to his work at the Center, he served on the boards of several arts organizations, and has been a founder of a literary nonprofit and a for-profit internet startup. Mike teaches Writing for the Arts and Fund Development in the Arts Administration Program.