Michael Wilkerson

Richard Read

Adjunct Professor


Michael Wilkerson has taught writing, arts administration, literary interpretation, and other subjects for more than two decades, principally at American University, Indiana University, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was executive director of two artists’ residency programs, Ragdale near Chicago and The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Mass. Educated as a journalist and fiction writer, Michael was the founding editor of the literary magazine Indiana Review and was the founding chair of the Alliance of Artists’ Communities. He has served as a board member for several organizations. His research on artists’ support, finances, and the future of the arts has been presented at several conferences and published in theJournal of Arts Management, Law and Society and the Stanford Social Innovation Review. He currently directs the arts administration programs at Indiana University.