Andrew Henkes serves as Assistant Dean of the Drucker School and Director of the Center for Business & Management of the Arts. He joined the school in 2015 in admissions and recruitment before transitioning into program administration. He now oversees programs and student life for the portfolio of arts management, financial engineering, and management programs.
Prior to joining the Drucker School, Andrew taught theatre history, dramatic literature, and performance at USC, UC Riverside, and UC Santa Barbara. He worked as a GRE and GMAT tutor for the Princeton Review and as an arts consultant and project manager for organizations such as the Art, Design & Architecture Museum in Santa Barbara; the Vail International Dance Festival; and the City of West Hollywood. He has also worked in corporate and retail recruitment.
Andrew holds a PhD in theatre studies and MA in dramatic art from UC Santa Barbara as well as a BA in drama from UC Irvine. He has published on Los Angeles nightlife history in The Journal of American Culture and contributed to Contemporary Performance: Theatricality Across Genres. His theatre company, APT 3F, has won multiple grants from the City of West Hollywood to support theatrical productions as part of the One City One Pride festival. Their show, The Complete History of Drag in a Few Mo-mo, won the Producer’s Award for Artistic Excellence at the Hollywood Fringe Festival in 2017.