Erin Hoppe

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Erin Hoppe

Graduate Teaching Associate and GTA Fellow

Areas of Expertise

  • Arts Advocacy
  • Cultural Accessibility
  • Nonprofit Management


  • 2009, MA, Arts Policy and Administration, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • 2003, BA, Economics, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA

Erin J. Hoppe is passionate about lifelong learning and breaking down barriers in the cultural sector.  She is an advocate, researcher, administrator, educator, patron, and maker. Hoppe is a third year PhD student and Barnett Fellow in the Arts Administration, Education and Policy Department at The Ohio State University. Her work explores the intersections of cultural policy, professional development, and the identity of arts managers. She has an MA in Arts Administration and Policy from the same department (2009) and BA in Economics with a minor in Art History from University of California, San Diego (2003). Past professional experiences include leading VSA Ohio, a statewide nonprofit, and support positions at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, National Endowment for the Arts, Smithsonian Institution, and American Institutes for Research. In 2020, Hoppe launched a podcast called Arts Admins, Who? to capture the voices of arts administrators and their perspectives on the cultural sector. Hoppe is Chair of the Columbus Arts Marketing Association and a Certified Tourism Ambassador. Find Erin via @HoppeWatch and at  

Fun Fact:  Erin’s spark bird was a Baltimore Oriole at Three Creeks Metro Park; she now has 360+ species of birds on her Life List 

Research Interests

  • Lifelong Learning
  • Research → Practice
  • Accessibility
  • Embodiment
  • a/r/tography
  • Cultural Policy
  • Professional Development