Adrienne Callander is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Arts Entrepreneurship, with a cross-appointment in the Department of Art and the Department of Management in the Sam M. Walton College of Business. Adrienne’s research focus is Arts Entrepreneurship, Visual Art, Design Thinking, and Interdisciplinary Studies. She teaches arts-based entrepreneurship along aesthetic, social, and commercial trajectories, facilitates creative collaboration, and partners with on- and off-campus entities to grow opportunities and engagement through entrepreneurship and the arts. A practicing artist, she has exhibited her work in the US and abroad, including Simon Fraser University Gallery (Vancouver, Canada), the Speed Museum (Louisville, KY), the Hogar Collection (Brooklyn, NY), the Mississippi Museum of Art (Jackson, MS), Gullkistan (Laugarvatn, Iceland), and the Kunsthochschule für Medien (Cologne, Germany).
M.F.A., Visual Art, Mason Gross School of the Arts, Rutgers University
Post-Baccalaureate, Fine Arts, Maryland Institute College of Art
B.A., History, Reed College
As Assistant Professor of Arts Entrepreneurship at the University of Alabama, Adrienne taught Arts Entrepreneurship, Social Justice and the Arts, and Creativity. She directed an on-campus arts incubator, served as a team coach for AIME: Alabama Innovation and Mentoring of Entrepreneurs, and was a faculty liaison for Sassafras Center for Arts, Environment and Community.
At Mississippi State University, she served as interim head of Sculpture and developed a co-curricular channel between the Entrepreneurship Center and the Department of Art for the support of partnerships between students in art, engineering, and business. She was an Entrepreneurship Center Advisory Board member and a team mentor for the MaroonX Accelerator Program, jointly launched by Mississippi State and Texas A&M to foster entrepreneurship in rural areas.
At Mississippi State University, Indiana University Southeast, Kentucky College of Art and Design, the University of Louisville, and Rutgers University, Adrienne taught Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced Sculpture; 3D Design; 2D Design; Time-Based Art; and Contemporary Art History.