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Kevin Maifeld, MFA

Professor Emeritus


Kevin Maifeld CV

Teaching and Research Interests

Leadership & Interpersonal Behavior for Arts Leaders, Boards & Volunteers, Graduate Management Practicum, Summary Projects, Dublin Seminar


Kevin K. Maifeld is the Founding Director and Professor of the Master of Fine Arts in Arts Leadership program at Seattle University and a Senior Consultant with Arts Consulting Group. He previously served as the Managing Director of the Seattle Children’s Theatre from 2001 to 2007. Before moving to Seattle, Kevin served, for seven years, as the Managing Director of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival and was Co-Chair of the Theatre Management/Master of Fine Arts Program at the University of Alabama. While at ASF, Kevin produced the Tony Award nominated musical, Ain’t Nothin’ but the Blues that enjoyed a successful Broadway run and toured nationally and A Lesson Before Dying at the Signature Theatre in New York. Prior to joining ASF, Kevin served as Executive Director of the Denver Center Theatre Company for more than four years managing a four- theatre complex and the National Theatre Conservatory at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts. From 1980 to 1989, Kevin was Vice President of The Denver Partnership; a civic organization committed to revitalizing downtown Denver through planned development and targeted investment. Kevin Maifeld served as Treasurer of the Board of Directors of ASSITEJ/USA, the national association of professional children’s theatre and previously served as Treasurer for the Washington State Arts Alliance. Kevin is Past President of the board of Theatre Puget Sound, is a graduate of the 2002/03 Seattle Leadership Tomorrow program and served as Treasurer of the National Theatre Conference in New York. He previously served as Treasurer for the League of Resident Theatres (LORT). Kevin holds an MFA degree in Arts Management from the University of Alabama and a BS degree in Accounting from the University of Denver.