David Tanner, MPA – Albright College

David Tanner, MPA

David Tanner, MPA

dean, arts and cultural resources.
Center for the Arts
(610) 921-7619

M.P.A., Museum Administration, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
B.A., English, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
B.A., History, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
B.S., Paralegal Studies, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale


Areas of Expertise

Non-profit administration for museums (art, college, historical sites), performing arts and cultural centers
Financial management
Human resource management
Marketing/PR and visitor services
Strategic planning, governance and assessment
Earned income: gift shops, cafés, catering, admissions, programs, events

Practitioner Experience
Chief operating officer, Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo State College
Associate director for administration, Indiana University Art Museum
Executive director, Association of Midwest Museums
Executive director, Washington County Historical Society
Executive director, Peoria Historical Society

Areas of Research


CFA Season Magazine, editor/contributor, 2011-12 to present
Digital Film: Advancing the Field, or Not?, Albright Reporter, 2012
Arts & Academe blogger for Chronicle of Higher Education, 2011
Won AAM’s Brooking Award for Creativity for project/paper on innovative ticketing system, 2007
NewsBrief editor/contributor, 32 issues, Association of Midwest Museums, 1998 to 2003