Prior to joining the faculty at Purchase College, SUNY, Dr. Cuyler taught at Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) and American University. His students have received internships and jobs with Americans for the Arts, Bravo, the Daily Show, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Smithsonian African American History and Culture Museum, Sotheby’s Art Auction House, the Telfair Museum, the Washington National Opera, and the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, among others. He has worked with culturally-specific arts organizations such as the Harlem School of the Arts, the Houston Ebony Opera Guild, the Negro Spiritual Scholarship Foundation, the Ralph Mark Gilbert Civil Rights Museum, the Riley House Museum, and the Ritz Chamber Players. He has also given keynote addresses on “Best Practices in U. S. Arts Management” to the China Ministry of Cultural Affairs and delegates from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Kyrgyz Republic, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan.
In his research, Dr. Cuyler seeks to discover and articulate the most efficacious approaches to preparing future managers of the arts. He has presented research at international and national conferences; and published in the Professional Artist Magazine, the Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society, and the Music Entertainment and Industry Educators Association Journal. He also serves on the editorial boards of the North American Opera Journal, the Chronicle of Art Museum Education, and Words.Beats.Life, the Global Journal of Hip-Hop Culture. He recently began studying the internship experience in Arts Management. In addtion to examining how two academic programs in Arts Management contribute to practice, Cuyler recently conducted a survey on undergraduate Arts Management students' expectations of their internships.
Dr. Cuyler earned the B.M./ES in Voice & Languages from Stetson University, the M. A. in Arts Administration, and the Ph.D. in Art Education & Arts Administration from Florida State University.
Research Interests: Arts Management Education, Arts Management Theory & Practice, Arts Management Research, and Cultural Policy.