Department of Art

Jason C. White, PhD

Assistant Professor, Art Department

Dr. Jason C. White is an Assistant Professor of Arts Management at Xavier University, where he works with students to co-develop solutions to common challenges for artists, arts organizations and arts-based businesses. White is a published author in Artivate: A Journal of Entrepreneurship in the ArtsJournal of Arts Entrepreneurship Education, Journal of Arts Management, Law and SocietyInnovative Higher Education, and Arts Education Policy Review. White is one of the co-creators of the Undergraduate Standards for Arts Administration Education (AAAE), and a founding member of the Society for Arts Entrepreneurship Education (SAEE). Artistically, White is best known as the playwright, co-actor and co-director of the multi-award nominated and NAACP award-winning educational play, See The Dance: The History of American Minstrelsy. Prior to receiving his PhD in Arts Administration, Education and Policy from The Ohio State University, White earned a BFA in Acting from The California Institute of the Arts and attended The University of Akron; obtaining both a Master’s degree in Arts Administration and a Master’s degree in Education. Currently, Dr. White is working on a book entitled Innovation and Entrepreneurship in the Arts: Theory and Practice, to be published by Routledge in 2022.


Arts Management, Career Planning for Artists, Organizational Development in the Not-for-Profit Arts Sector, Entrepreneurship in Arts and Entertainment Industries

First Year at Xavier




  • PhD. Arts Administration, Education & Policy (The Ohio State University)
  • M.A. Arts Administration (University of Akron)
  • M.A. Education (University of Akron)
  • B.F.A. Acting (The California Institute of Arts)