Matthews, Megan

At UW-Whitewater

Affiliation
University - Faculty/Staff
Department
Management
Position
LECTURER
Office Phone
(262) 472-7022
Office Location
HH 4506


Matthews teaches Management classes for the College of Business and Economics for the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and has a strong interest in Arts Entrepreneurship and creativity in business. She also works with nonprofit organizations on strategic planning and visioning.

Nominee for the UW-W 2018 Academic Staff Excellence Award
April 2018
UW-W Academic Staff
Teaching Excellence
December 2017
Whitewater Student Government
Positive Annual Review - Exceeds Expectations
November 2017
Management Department
Positive Peer Review for 2017-2018 TSP Program
November 2017
UW-W Teaching-Scholars Program

Master of Arts
Community Arts Management
University of Illinois
1994
BBA
Management
University of Wisconsin - Whitewater
1990

Arts Wisconsin
Current
Whitewater Arts Alliance
Current
Wisconsin Arts Peers Advisory Network
Current
United States Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship
January 2013 - Current
Association of Arts Administration Educators
December 2012 - Current
Americans for the Arts
2008 - Current
Wisconsin Presenters Network
1992 - Current

Board Development
Creative Industry Incubators: Unexpected Connections Between Art and Business
Teaching Creativity to Entrepreneurs
James D Hart
Arts Entrepreneurship Games for the Classroom
James Hart, Megan Matthews
Teaching Creativity and Arts Entrepreneurship: Uncommon Solutions
James Hart, Megan Matthews
Be Bold, Consider Arts Entrepreneurship on your Campus
Megan Matthews, Larry Epstein, and Linda Essig
Developing Arts Entrepreneurship programs
James Hart, Donna Conaty, Julianne Shields, Suki John, Megan Matthews
Working with UW-W on learning/organizational partnerships
Presenting V Producing houses: what’s the difference
Christopher Montpetit, Brooke Jackson, John Hassig
Second Life Faculty Learning Community Spurs Imagination
Chris Henige, Kelly Delaney-Klinger, David Reinhart, Renee Pfeiffer-Luckett, Steven Boldt, Karen Skibba
Distance Collaboration to Create and Maintain Learning Modules
The Art and Management of Collaboration: Creating an Online Course
Tiffany Wilhelm and Gerry McKenna, UW-SP; Ellen Rosewall, UW-GB
Working Collaboratively on Curricular Redesign for an Online Course

Introduction to Business - Nonprofit Chapter
Kendall-Hunt
Vol. 1 Iss. 1 Pg. 15 pages
Business & Society Textbook - Business & Society Chapter
Cognella Publishing
Pg. 15 for the chapter, 156 for the book
Arts Marketing Online Text
Online text used for Nonprofit Arts Management classes in WI
Nonprofit Arts Management Online Text
Online text used for Nonprofit Arts Management classes in WI

City of Waupaca, Wisconsin
Waupaca, Wisconsin
I worked with a colleague to do a community assessment and create a cultural plan for the City of Waupaca. We presented our plan to the City Council in May 2018, and it was adopted.
Janesville Performing Arts Center
Janesville, WI
Conduct a board retreat and planning meeting, as well as a staff retreat to work on Design Thinking and product development. Write a strategic plan.
Wausau Conservatory of Music
Wausau, WI
Worked on Board and faculty development, as it is almost an entirely new board since the last time I visited. We also worked on team building, and developing organizational culture.
Saber Center for the Performing Arts
Franklin, WI
Conducted a community assessment regarding attitudes and expectations for arts activities in the community based on interviews with stakeholders that included government, education, community leaders, staff and board. Worked with staff to develop strategic initiatives based on community input that addressed organizational capacity building.
Schauer Arts & Activities Center
Hartford, WI
Conducted a community assessment regarding attitudes and expectations for arts activities in the community based on interviews with stakeholders that included government, education, community leaders, staff, board and media. Worked with board to develop strategic initiatives based on community input that addressed creative placemaking, regional economic development and organizational capacity building.
Theatre for Young Audiences
Sheboygan, WI
Strategic planning and addressing facility issues; board development and considering TYA's place in Sheboygan's creative economy and creative placemaking efforts.
Wausau Conservatory of Music
Wausau, WI
Strategic Planning and preparation for significant organizational shifts and changes in board leadership. Worked with board and staff to consider the organization's role in the community and area economic development.
Schauer Arts & Activities Center
Hartford, WI
Staff retreat to prepare them for organizational changes and transition to new leadership.
Janesville Performing Arts Center
Janesville, WI
Strategic planning retreat for board and staff, training for tenant organizations.
Theatre for Young Audiences
Sheboygan, WI
Strategic planning and change management for 25th anniversary and beyond.
City of Waunakee
Waunakee, WI
Worked with City Manager/Economic Development Manager to assess community interest in creative enterprise economic development efforts.
Thrasher Opera House
Green Lake, WI
Conducted a strategic planning session and wrote the final report.
Al Ringling Theatre
Baraboo, WI
Facilitated a board retreat to address visioning and core issues for the organization; wrote the final report.
Northwoods NiiJii
Lac du Flambeau, WI
Conducted a feasibility study for a proposed cultural arts center.
Lake Geneva Theatre Company
Lake Geneva, WI
Facilitated an organizational and community assessment; wrote final report.
Port Washington - Saukville Arts Council
Port Washington, WI
Facilitated an organizational and community assessment; wrote final report.
Theatre for Young Audiences
Sheboygan, WI
Facilitated a board retreat to address critical issues facing the organization; wrote the final report.
West Salem Fine Arts Board - Heider Center
West Salem, WI
Facilitated an organizational and community assessment; wrote final report.
Oconomowoc Arts Center
Oconomowoc, WI
Facilitated an organizational and community assessment; wrote final report.
Theatre for Young Audiences
Sheboygan, WI
Facilitated a board retreat to address critical issues facing the organization; wrote the final report.
CAL Center Presents
Reedsburg, WI
Facilitated a board retreat to address visioning and core issues for the organization; wrote the final report.
Portage Center for the Arts
Portage, WI
Facilitated a board retreat to address visioning and core issues for the organization; wrote the final report.
Spring Green Arts Council (pre-emergent)
Spring Green, WI
Served as a resource as they facilitated an organizational and community assessment.
Madison Festival Choir
Madison, WI
Conducted a strategic planning session and wrote the final report
Portage County Arts Alliance
Portage County, WI
Facilitated an in-depth organizational and community assessment; wrote final report. Worked with a co-consultant on this project.
Oshkosh Opera House Foundation
Oshkosh, WI
Conducted market research to consider new presenting models and partners for the Oshkosh Opera House.
Wisconsin Dance Ensemble
Madison, WI
Conducted a strategic planning session and wrote the final report.
Milwaukee Inner City Arts Council
Madison, WI
Conducted a strategic planning session and wrote the final report.

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