Joe McGowan

Associate Director, Special Projects

Joe McGowan

Joe manages special projects at Tisch Drama—from the development and implementation of strategic initiatives to spearheading the operations of the Chair's Office. He is a member of the Chair's Team, and his portfolio includes supervising the department's Communications Office and the Office of Career Development & Alumni Engagement. Joe earned a BA in European History and Theatre at Hunter College and did graduate work in history at Oxford University and at Columbia University, where he focused on East Asian culture and foreign policy.

Joe had a long career as a reporter and editor at Time and Fortune magazines, where he covered breaking news events and the business of entertainment, and developed new editorial businesses. 

After 15 years of storytelling in print, Joe transfered those skills to the theatre. He has produced multiple productions, from immersive musicals to cabarets. He has managed corporate sponsorship and niche marketing programs for several Broadway shows, including All My Sons, The Norman Conquests (The Old Vic), and The Miracle Worker. Joe has taught in Beijing and the United Kingdom. He currently teaches English Language using Drama and other creative techniques and plans to teach abroad again in the future.