Staff Directory

Elliot A. Knight, PhD
Executive Director

Elliot Knight is the Executive Director of the Alabama State Council on the Arts. An Opelika, Alabama native, Knight holds three degrees from The University of Alabama, including a bachelor of arts in visual communication from New College, a master of arts in American studies and a PhD in interdisciplinary studies. He co-founded and developed the nationally recognized Black Belt 100 Lenses Program, a participatory photography and arts program that worked with high school students in twelve Alabama Black Belt counties in partnership with the Black Belt Community Foundation and the University of Alabama Center for Community-Based Partnerships from 2007-2012. Knight developed and taught several courses in the UA Departments of Art History, American Studies, and in the Honors College. He served as director of the Arts on Campus Living-Learning Community at UA. Knight served as an advisory board member for The Alabama Art Kitchen and the Beauty Amid Destruction project in Tuscaloosa. Dr. Knight is a Blackburn Fellow, member of the Montgomery Rotary Club, and serves as a board member for the following organizations: South Arts, Alabama Humanities Foundation, Alabama Bicentennial Commission, University of Alabama Community Affairs Board of Advisors, Alabama Tourism Department Advisory Board, and the Montgomery Public Art Commission. Prior to becoming Executive Director, Knight previously held the positions of Visual Arts Program Manager and Deputy Director at the Alabama State Council on the Arts.

 

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NAME

TITLE

PHONE

Deb Boykin Folklife Specialist 334-242-5143

Joey Brackner

Director, Folklife Projects

334-242-5155

William Cromblin

Security Officer

334-242-5129

Andrea Crowley

Confidential Assistant to the Council

334-242-5147

 Chiquita Moore

Staff Accountant

334-242-5139

 

Jackie Ely Center Assistant 334-242-5134

Diana F. Green

Arts in Education Program Manager

334-242-5148

Andrew Henley

Deputy Director

334-242-5137

Kay Jacoby

Community Arts and Arts & Cultural Facilities

334-242-5144

Yvette Jones-Smedley

Performing Arts Program Manager

334-242-5138

Anne Kimzey

Folk Arts Apprenticeships and Literature

334-242-5136

Elliot Knight

Executive Director

334-242-5145

John Meyers

Gallery Assistant

334-242-5131

Barbara Reed

Public Information Officer

334-242-5153

Rosalind Tucker

Programs Assistant

334-242-5128

Vinnie Watson

Grants Assistant

334-242-5135

Amy Williamson Jenkins

Visual Arts Program Manager/Gallery Manager

334-242-5150
 

PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS
 
 

NAME

TITLE

PHONE

  Gina Clifford Design Alabama  334-549-4672
  Rosemary Johnson Alabama Dance Council 205-979-5214
 

Donna Russell

Alabama Alliance for Arts Education

334-269-1435

 

Jeanie Thompson

Alabama Writers Forum

334-221-5013

 

Mary Allison Haynie

Alabama Folklife Association

205-956-9888