Professors of the Practice
Enabled by an endowed gift in honor of Brown’s 250th anniversary, the Brown Arts Initiative in FY2017 established new professor of the practice (PoP) positions designed to bring distinguished artists of all genres and other arts practitioners and professionals to campus for flexible appointments. PoP faculty play an important role in supporting the mission of the BAI and fueling its creative engine. In addition to teaching, they contribute to thematic programming, resource center capabilities and other extra-departmental needs. While at Brown, professors of the practice are provided with support, space and the opportunity to work with other faculty, students and staff across the University to advance his/her own research or practice.