Kathryn Heidemann

Kathryn Heidemann is a senior arts management professional, performing artist, and higher education administrator, currently serving as Assistant Dean of Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Fine Arts and Heinz College of Public Policy & Information Systems. Through her role, she oversees academic and curricular affairs, strategic initiatives, and external relations for the arts and entertainment management graduate programs and its affiliate laboratories and centers, as well as the joint degree programs with University of Bologna and University of Pittsburgh. Prior to her role at CMU, Kathryn assumed arts management leadership positions in education/community engagement, external relations, and operations for a variety of cultural organizations including The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and Chicago Academy for the Arts, to name a few. She earned a Master of Arts Management (MAM) degree from Carnegie Mellon University and a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia College Chicago. An active community leader, Kathryn also serves as an Art Commissioner to the City of Pittsburgh (appointment by Mayor Peduto), on the board of the Association of Arts Administration Educators, and immediate past president of Grow Pittsburgh, an urban agriculture organization. In 2012, Kathryn was named one of Pittsburgh’s “40 Under 40” by Pittsburgh Magazine for her demonstrated passion, commitment, and service to the Pittsburgh region.