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Margaret Wyszomirski

Margaret Wyszomirski

Margaret Wyszomirski

Professor Emeritus


Areas of Expertise

  • Cultural policies and the arts
  • Philanthropy and the arts
  • Public policy process
  • Advocacy, lobbying, and arts service organizations


  • Ph.D., Government, Cornell University
  • M.A., SUNY-Binghamton
  • B.A., History, Harpur College

Professor Wyszomirski is an emeritus faculty member of both the Department of Arts Administration, Education and Policy and the John Glenn School of Public Affairs. She has served as staff director for the bipartisan Independent Commission on the National Endowment for the Arts, as director of the Office of Policy Planning, Research and Budget at the National Endowment for the Arts, and as director of the Graduate Public Policy Program at Georgetown University. She joined the faculty of the Federal Executive Institute of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management in 1988. Professor Wyszomirski has been on national advisory committees for a Foundation Center analysis of arts funding, for the economic impact study of arts and tourism conducted by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and for the National Center for Charitable Statistics. She was a founding member of the Research Advisory Committee of the American Council for the Arts, and was chairman of the steering committee for the 1997 American Assembly on "The Arts and the Public Purpose." She has served as a chairman of the Research Task Force of the Center for Arts and Culture in Washington, DC.