Open SUNY Online Teaching Ambassador 2019: Purchase – Lindsey Crane
Lindsey S. Crane is currently Program Officer for cultural investments at the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone based in Harlem, New York City. Ms. Crane guides arts and culture organizations through the grant-funding process, which focuses on supporting nonprofits in their organizational capacity-building efforts. She is also an adjunct professor for her alma mater, Drexel University, where she teaches Research Design in the Arts in the graduate Arts Administration program; and for Purchase College, teaching Finance for the Arts in both the undergraduate Arts Management program and graduate Entrepreneurship in the Arts program.
She has served on grant review panels for the New York State Council on the Arts, Philadelphia Cultural Fund, and Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. She serves on the Advisory Council of InVersion Theatre Company and is a board member of civic-based advocacy organization, Voters for a Voice.
Ms. Crane graduated from the College of William and Mary in 2008 with degrees in International Relations and Psychology. She received a master’s degree in Arts Administration from Drexel University in 2013.
“I am honored to be nominated as an Open SUNY Online Teaching Ambassador. I have been an adjunct instructor for the past four years, primarily working in online education. Online learning provides a great opportunity for students who are interested in learning outside of the traditional teaching formats. Higher education is shifting to meet the demands of students for whom, through a variety of reasons, may find attending classes in person difficult to schedule. It’s exciting to be a part of an institution that values online learning and its benefits.”