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Andrew Davis

Dean, Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts
Professor of Music

Andrew Davis is the Founding Dean of the Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts. He has been on the faculty of the Moores School of Music since 2003. He was previously Director of the Moores School of Music, Director of Graduate Studies in the Moores School of Music and an Associate Dean in the Honors College at the University of Houston. He holds a faculty appointment in the Moores School of Music as a music theorist, and he holds an appointment on the faculty of the Honors College.

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Andrew Davis

Beckham Dossett

Associate Dean
Associate Professor of Graphic Design

BFA, University of Texas at Austin
MFA, Cranbook Academy of Art, Michigan

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Beckham Dossett

David Bertman

Associate Dean for Special Initiatives
Director of Bands
Associate Professor of Music

David Bertman, Associate Professor of Music and Director of Bands, Cheer and Dance plays a huge and very public role at the University of Houston. Overseeing more than 450 students makes him a roving ambassador on campus and in the Houston community. He is the conductor of the Moores School of Music Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band, and he teaches graduate and undergraduate conducting and assists in the coordination of the wind studies program. Bertman is co-author with Eddie Green and John Benzer of the Ensemble Musicianship Series published by Hal Leonard.

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David Bertman


  • Courtney Crappell

    Courtney Crappell

    Director, Moores School of Music
    Margaret M. Alkek and Margaret Alkek Williams Endowed Chair
    Associate Professor of Piano & Piano Pedagogy

  • Karen Farber

    Karen Farber

    Director, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts

  • Fleurette Fernando

    Fleurette Fernando

    Director, M.A. in Arts Leadership Program

  • David Politzer

    David Politzer

    Director, School of Art
    Associate Professor, Photography / Digital Media

  • Rob Shimko

    Rob Shimko

    Director, School of Theatre & Dance
    Executive Director, Houston Shakespeare Festival
    Associate Professor, Playwriting/Dramaturgy

  • Sixto Wagan

    Sixto Wagan

    Director, Center for Art & Social Engagement

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