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Kevin Karnes

Associate Dean, Emory Arts

Kevin Karnes was appointed in Fall 2020 as the Associate Dean for the Arts, a new position in the College administration. In this role, Karnes works across the College and the University on a wide range of arts-related initiatives that center the arts in institutional conversations about research, learning, and civic engagement. He partners with faculty, students, and institutional leaders to build programs in the creative and performing arts, including teaching and creative partnerships with Atlanta artists and arts organizations.

He also serves as executive director of the College’s Center for Creativity and Arts and is a professor in the Department of Music. He earned his PhD from Brandeis in 2001 and is a historical musicologist.

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