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Sarah B. Cunningham

Executive Director of Research, Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts

Sarah B. Cunningham currently serves as Executive Director of Research at Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts. In addition to overseeing the School of the Arts research portfolio, Cunningham is graduate faculty for art education, with a focus on policy. From 2005-2011, Cunningham held the post of Director of Arts Education for the National Endowment for the Arts, founding the NEA Education Leaders Institute to develop arts education policy and strategy in 29 states. She currently serves on the National Advisory Board for the Strategic National Arts Alumni Survey as well as Research Chair for the National Task Force on Art-Making in Research Universities. Cunningham received her PhD and MA in philosophy from Vanderbilt University, and continues to write and speak on aesthetics, political philosophy, and education.