Susan Badger Booth

A photo of Susan Badger Booth

Professor and Program Director of Arts and Entertainment Management/Arts Administration

School of Communication, Media and Theatre Arts

306 King


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Professor Booth joined the Eastern faculty in the fall of 2006, with an extensive background as an artist, manager and educator. As an artist, Susan spent a decade working for regional theatres and opera companies such as the New York Shakespeare Festival, the Old Globe Theatre and the Santa Fe Opera Company.

After completing an MFA in Theatre Management at Columbia University, Susan worked as a fundraiser for theatre companies including the Manhattan Theatre Club, the Arden Theatre Company and the Valentine Theatre here in the Midwest. In 1997, Professor Booth began teaching at Bowling Green State University where she developed a new minor in Arts Management.

Since joining EMU, Booth has been Director of the Arts Management and Administration Programs since 2014, and was the Director of the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance. In the winter of 2020, Professor Booth was a Fulbright Scholar in Seoul South Korea where she taught at Hongik University.


  • MFA, Theatre Management, Columbia University, 1993
  • BFA, Scene Design, Boston University, 1984


  • CTAR 150 Introduction to Theatre
  • CTAR 452 Arts Management
  • CTAR 426 Fundraising in the Arts
  • CTAR 427 Grant Writing
  • CTAR 313 Contemporary Issues in Arts Management
  • CTAR 317 Case Studies in Arts Management


  • Arts Management, BA, major and minor
  • Arts Administration, MA

Professional Affiliations

  • Association of Arts Administration Educators, Board Member
  • Arts Enterprise, Board of Directors
  • USASBE (US Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship)