Department of Art

Jason C. White, PhD

Assistant Professor, Art Department

Dr. Jason C. White is Associate Professor and Coordinator of the Arts Administration Minor in the Department of Art at Xavier University, where he prepares students for diverse careers in arts administration. His research centers on identifying best practices for innovation, entrepreneurship and organizational management in creative and cultural industries. An accomplished researcher, educator and scholar, White is a published author in Artivate: A Journal of Entrepreneurship in the ArtsJournal of Arts Entrepreneurship EducationJournal of Arts Management, Law and SocietyInnovative Higher Education, and Arts Education Policy Review. In addition, White is the author of the book Innovation in the Arts: Concepts, Theories and Practices, a Routledge publication in the Global Creative Economy series. In 2022, White received a Wallace foundation funded research fellowship managed by the Social Science Research Council to conduct and contribute to a national study on Arts Organizations of Color. 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, 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 Educational Assessment and Evaluation.



Arts Management, Not-For-Profit Financial Management, Innovation Theory in the Arts, Career Planning in Creative Industries, 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)