Eric Giles directs leadership development programs that boost state arts agencies’ knowledge and skills and create a supportive and rewarding professional community for NASAA members. He oversees NASAA’s Assembly and Leadership Institute convenings, coordinates NASAA’s peer group networks, and manages NASAA’s webinars and other virtual learning services. Eric also serves as a resource for NASAA and state arts agencies on best practices in adult learning and instructional design.
Eric joined NASAA in 2008. He has two master’s degrees, in international policy and comparative religious studies, as well as two bachelor’s degrees, in history and fine arts. He is a trained visual artist in a wide variety of mediums and is continually working on projects from gallery shows to graphic novels. Eric teaches drawing as an adjunct faculty member at the College of Southern Maryland.