Professor Emeritus and Honorary Chairman of the Department of Business and Entrepreneurship, Columbia College of Chicago.
United States of America
From January 1991 to August 2009, he was Chairperson of that department. He is Managing Director of a small consulting company, Creative Enterprise Consulting. He was founding director of the Center for Arts Policy at Columbia College Chicago, a position he held until June of 2002 The Center focused on applied research related to democracy and the arts; it also presented the Democratic Vistas lecture series cultural policy.
Rich is also a consultant, researcher and lecturer. His international works includes colloquia, workshops, scholarly presentations, and lectures in India, Mexico, Russia, Italy, Australia, Spain, Albania, Austria, Georgia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Germany, France, Serbia, Hong Kong, and Ukraine. He has been guest professor at the Internationales Zentrum für Kultur und Mangement in Salzburg, Austria and at the Fachhochschule Potsdam, in Germany. He was also head of the faculty for the ICCM Summer Academy. He is a contributor and co-author of several books including Marketing Planning for Culture and the Arts: Fundamental Principles and Practices for Building an Effective Marketing Campaign, and Marketing Culture and the Arts, which is published in twelve languages. He is also the author of numerous articles. He is trained in theatre, has an extensive arts management background and held management positions in a variety of performing arts organizations including BalletMet, the Columbus Symphony Orchestra, and Studio Arena Theatre. In 2013, J. Dennis Rich gave a course of lectures and practical classes in management, marketing and fundraising for students of the Environmental Design program at St. Petersburg State University under the grant of the Fulbright Specialist. Students' projects within the framework of the course were dedicated to the development potential of the SPbSU “Villa Benois” estate, using the methods of “Marketing Planning for Culture and the Arts” for the first time.