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Alberta Arthurs

Principal, Arthurs.US; Former Director for Arts and Humanities, Rockefeller Foundation, New York

Alberta Arthurs is a consultant and commentator active in the fields of culture, philanthropy and higher education. She was the director for arts and humanities at the Rockefeller Foundation most recently and, before that, she was president and professor of English at Chatham College (now Chatham University) in Pittsburgh. She has served previously in deanships and as instructor in English at Harvard/Radcliffe and held administrative positions and taught English and American literature at Rutgers University and Tufts University. She has served on numerous non-profit boards and advisory committees, and on corporate boards. Her engagement with non-profit cultural and educational concerns, her consultancies and her project building have been both national and international. Recently, she organized NEXT - Transition Advisors, a team of colleagues well experienced in management and governance who consult on issues of transition in non-profits. Ms. Arthurs was educated at Wellesley College and holds the Ph.D. from Bryn Mawr College in English Literature. She writes and often speaks on contemporary culture and its challenges. Ms. Arthurs is a Senior Salzburg Global Fellow and serves on the Advisory Council on Culture and the Arts.