ICE Visiting Scholar: Steven Tepper

Steven Tepper Podcast and Lecture Video Now Available

Steven Tepper talks about cultural policy and the creative campus movement as part of the ICE Conversation series. Podcast and transcription are available at

A DVD of Steven Tepper’s lecture, “Creative Work and the Work of Creativity: How Colleges and Universities Can Prepare Graduates to Reinvent Our World,” from January is now available for use by UGA faculty and students.

Steven Tepper
Creative Work and the Work of Creativity: How Colleges and Universities Can Prepare Graduates to Reinvent Our World
Tuesday, January 22 at 4 PM
Georgia Museum of Art
M. Smith Griffith Auditorium

Ideas for Creative Exploration (ICE) is pleased to host Steven Tepper, a leader in the field of cultural policy and research on the impact of the arts on everyday life, for a public lecture supported by the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts and the Georgia Museum of Art.

Steven Tepper is the Associate Director of the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy and an Associate Professor of Sociology at Vanderbilt University. At the Curb Center, Tepper works to develop national policy reports and to create research tools that examine and measure the effectiveness of support models for the arts. He currently serves as the principal investigator of “Artful Living: Examining the Relationship Between Artistic Practice, Subjective Wellbeing and Materialism Across Three National Surveys,” supported by a research grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Tepper’s most recent publication is a book entitled Not Here, Not Now, Not That! Protest Over Art and Media in America. He was the co-editor, with Bill Ivey, of Engaging Art: The Next Great Transformation of America’s Cultural Life. His articles appear in numerous publications, including the Chronicle of Higher Education, Review of Policy Research, Journal of Arts Management, Law and Society, and the Journal of Cultural Economics.

Tepper earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a master’s in public policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. He received a Ph.D. in sociology from Princeton University, where he later served as Deputy Director of the Princeton University Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies.