Faculty

Todd Stuart

Associate Teaching Professor, Director of Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship

Todd Stuart

Todd Stuart is an Associate Teaching Professor and the Director of the Arts Management & Arts Entrepreneurship program at Miami University. During his time at Miami, he has re-envisioned the program creating two minors, a co-major, and a new BA in Art Management & Arts Entrepreneurship.  

He holds an MFA and MBA from the University of South Carolina and a BA from the University of Florida. He also has completed the Babson Fellows Program for Entrepreneurship Educators at Babson College.

Prior to teaching, Todd worked professionally as a theatre designer/artisan and as an entrepreneur involved in start-ups in art, design, and consumer goods. His research interests are centered on the intersection of arts entrepreneurship with strategy, innovation and design thinking.

He has been on the board since its founding and is the current President of the Society for Arts Entrepreneurship Education. He is also a member and the program at Miami is an institutional member of the Association of Art Administration Educators. He is a co-recipient of the top scholarly award in the field of Arts Entrepreneurship - SAEE's Gary D. Beckman Research Award in Arts Entrepreneurship.

Todd is an active Arts Entrepreneur. He is currently writing a guidebook on Creativity, Innovation, and Design Thinking and creating Arts Entrepreneurship videos for an art school in Japan. He regularly exhibits his fine art photography in galleries, pop-ups, office buildings, and art fairs around the US and internationally. He is a juried member of the international art collective ArtCan.  

In the US, his work has been exhibited in group shows at A. Smith Gallery, AE Backus Gallery, The Atlanta Photography Group, Praxis Gallery, Midwest Center for Photography, Pop Revolution Gallery, PhotoPlace Gallery, the Miami University Art Museum, the Dayton Artist Society and Mohawk Gallery as part of the 2020 FotoFocus Biennial. In 2020, Todd had his first solo exhibition in the Art Lobby/Miami University.  

Internationally, his work has been exhibited at PS21 Gallery in Budapest and currently has work at the Shard and News Building in London, England. He is part of a juried team of 15 artists representing ArtCan at the Supermarket - Stockholm Independent Art Fair 2022 in Stockholm Sweden.


Youngaah Koh

Assistant Professor

Youngaah Koh is an Assistant Professor of Arts Management & Arts Entrepreneurship. She is passionate about cultivating arts managers and advocates who are critical thinkers, particularly in considering cultural policy, diversity, equity and inclusion, and community.

Youngaah holds a PHD in Arts Administration, Education, and Policy from the Ohio State University, and an MA in Arts Administration from Teachers College, Columbia University. She has a BA in Journalism from Ewha Womans University in South Korea.

Youngaah’s research interests include arts management education; diversity and arts management; community-based arts; and social impact of the arts. Youngaah is a member of Social Theory, Politics and the Arts (STP&A), a leading academic gathering in the field of arts management and cultural policy.

Before her career in higher education, Youngaah worked with the Korean National Commission for UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, Cultural Organization), where she engaged in the design and implementation of international cultural policy. She coordinated multiple international cooperation projects with countries in the Asia-Pacific region to help safeguard, revitalize their traditional arts and culture. Youngaah began her career as an arts journalist for The Korea Herald, a national English-language newspaper in Korea.

Youngaah loves to travel the world with her family to explore new places and foods, and experience different cultures.


Willie Caldwell

Visiting Assistant Professor

Willie Caldwell is an interdisciplinary arts leader and educator with a focus in music business and management, songwriting, arts marketing, and creative non-profit management. He has worked as a professional actor, musician, and arts administrator in six major U.S. cities including New York, Los Angeles, Boston, Nashville, Cincinnati, and Portland Oregon. He has appeared in film and television, toured nationally, and self-produced four solo EPs.

Willie is a co-recipient of the Beckman Research Award in Arts Entrepreneurship presented by the Society of Arts Entrepreneurship Educators (SAEE) for his work in connecting artists and entrepreneurs to the Creative Economy. This is the highest research award in the discipline of arts entrepreneurship. He was named an Emerging Creative by the Alliance for the Arts in Research Universities (a2ru) for his work in interdisciplinary arts integration in higher education. As a progressive educator, Willie has received numerous teaching commendations by the Associated Student Government and Center for Teaching Excellence at Miami University of Ohio as well as the Student Government Association at Virginia Tech.

Willie holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Arts Leadership from Virginia Tech along with graduate certificates in Higher Education Administration and Future Professoriate. He is also a graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music with a Bachelors of Music in Music Business and Management with a secondary focus in songwriting and music production. Willie also completed conservatory training at the American Music and Dramatic Academy of New York.

Outside of the classroom. Willie enjoys spending time with his family, hiking with his dog Leela, homebrewing, and renovating his National Historic Victorian home built in 1854.


Tyler Friedman

Visiting Assistant Professor

Tyler Friedman

Tyler Friedman graduated from Miami University with a B.A. in Philosophy and B.S. in Interdisciplinary Business Management–Entrepreneurship. He received an M.A. in Philosophy from Texas A&M University where his research focused on the Philosophy of Art and Post-Kantian German thought. Friedman earned his PhD from Marquette University with a dissertation entitled Towards a Philosophy of the Musical Experience: Culture, Phenomenology, and Ethnomusicology in Conversation, which investigated the significance of music in human life through the thought of Ernst Cassirer and Alfred Schütz as well as disciplines that have traditionally fallen outside the philosophical fold. Friedman's work has appeared in The Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, Revista Portuguesa de Filosofia, and with De Gruyter. 

 After years of covering Milwaukee's art scene as a freelance writer, Friedman joined the curatorial department at the Museum of Wisconsin Art where he rose to the rank of Director of Collections, Education, and Research. He curated numerous exhibitions and contributed to catalogs including "Tom Bamberger: Hyperphotographic," "Among the Wonders of the Dells: Photography, Place, Tourism" (with University of Wisconsin Press), and "Wisconsin Funnies: Fifty Years of Comics."


Joel Armor

Visiting Assistant Professor
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Joel Armor serves as a liaison between the Art Department and the Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship Department at Miami University. As an artist, educator, and facilitator, he views his roles as deeply interconnected in that each profoundly informs the other.

Joel holds a BS in Arts Education from Ashland University and an MFA in Sculpture, from DAAP at the University of Cincinnati. His student-centered classrooms reveal his passion to teach that embodies a symbiotic relationship between instructor and learner. With accolades from both peers and students, he’s received awards as a Faculty Ambassador for Diversity and Inclusion and as an Influential Faculty of DAAP where he previously taught.

Joel owns a for profit arts business that provides creative experiences with a focus on authentic human connection. He runs an annual creativity retreat and designs leadership workshops for organizations such as ArtWorks and the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce. Recently, he was awarded project grants from the Cincinnati Nature Center and Fotofocus and has exhibited at nationally revered arts institutions.

As the former Head Preparator for the Contemporary Arts Center for over a decade, he knows how to balance the complex ecosystem of an arts non-profit institution, while leveraging his knowledge, network, and leadership. In this role he worked alongside some of the most prominent contemporary artists where he came to deeply understand the entrepreneurial and practical skills required to be a successful working artist in today's world.

As an avid camper, hiker, and tiny house dreamer, he is deeply inspired by sustainable and regenerative practices that serve the earth and its natural resources.