Dr. Gary Beckman
Director of Entrepreneurial Studies in the Arts
919-515-1637 (Broughton Line)
Dr. Gary D. Beckman is Director of Entrepreneurial Studies in the Arts where he developed and administers the nation’s first campus-wide Arts Entrepreneurship Minor.
Before arriving at NC State, he developed the nation’s first Music Entrepreneurship Minor at the University of South Carolina’s School of Music. He also edited the field’s first essay collection, Disciplining the Arts: Teaching Entrepreneurship in Context, co-founded and co-edited the world’s first academic journal on arts entrepreneurship education. Dr. Beckman also founded and serves as executive editor for the Journal of Arts Entrepreneurship Research (jaer.ncsu.edu) and the Journal of Arts Entrepreneurship Education (jaee.ncsu.edu).
Dr. Beckman earned a Ph.D. in Musicology from The University of Texas at Austin, a M.A. in Musicology from the University of New Hampshire and a B.A. in Music from the University of Southern Maine. At UT Austin, he was principle investigator of the first nation-wide study of arts entrepreneurship efforts in higher education, funded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
He serves as co-founder of the Society for Arts Entrepreneurship Education (societyaae.org) and is active in many professional organizations.