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Steven Tepper

Deputy Director

Steven J. Tepper is deputy director of the Princeton University Center for Arts and Cultural Policy Studies and lecturer at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Department of Sociology. He has published articles in the areas of the sociology of art, cultural policy and democracy and public space and is currently completing a book on cultural conflict in 75 American cities. He has also examined the role meetings and convenings as instruments of policy making, especially in the field of art and culture. Tepper received his Ph.D. in sociology from Princeton University, a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and a BA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Before coming to Princeton, Tepper served for five years as the executive director of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Bicentennial Observance and is author of The Chronicles of the Bicentennial Observance (UNC, 1998). In addition, he has served as a consultant to numerous cultural institutions including the National Humanities Center, the American Academy of Arts and Science, the Canadian Confederation Center for the Arts, the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies and various foundations.


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