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Alison Poor-Donahue Chair & Professor, Fine & Applied Arts
Visual and Performing Arts

Alison Poor-Donahue

Contact Alison Poor-Donahue

  • (617) 333-2306
  • Kennedy Academic Building, Fine and Applied Arts
    1041 Blue Hill Avenue Milton, MA 02186

As a highly motivated professor with years of expertise working at academic institutions under assorted positions, Alison Poor-Donahue has a vast knowledge of teaching and administrative obligations. A leader in her field, she has led or been a member of teams tasked with curriculum development, strategic planning, fiscal management, resource development, policy setting, and overall administration, providing leadership in developing and creating industry-driven academic curriculum and intentional planning with an emphasis on effectiveness, quality, and student success. She possesses extensive academic development expertise due to participating and leading numerous committees, task forces and boards. She is passionate about developing curriculum in a student success-oriented culture, providing the tools and academic advising necessary for students to succeed and be gainfully employed when they graduate in to today’s fast-paced industry. Alison demonstrates a collaborative leadership and management style across all work and functional areas of Higher Education, while supporting and advancing the institution’s mission. She encourages and supports innovation, experimentation, and an entrepreneurial attitude across all phases of the academic initiative.