Past Visiting Scholar, Director of Public Programming, National Capital Commission
Dr. Mark Kristmanson is a Canadian scholar, arts administrator, and producer whose work has ranged from producing operas to organizing international conferences. As Director of Public Programming with the National Capital Commission in Ottawa, Canada, he is responsible for national celebrations and festivals, commemorations, public art and capital interpretation programs. He holds a doctorate in Humanities from Concordia University in Montreal and an M.A. in Arts Management from the City University, London. His publications include Plateaus of Freedom: Nationality, Culture and State Security, 1940-1960 (Oxford University Press, 2003). He has worked for the National Arts Centre of Canada, the Cultural Capitals of Canada Program and was the founding Executive Director of the New Brunswick Arts Board.