Dr. Camille Colatosti

Provost, Interlochen Center for the Arts 

Camille Colatosti served as the founding Dean of The Berklee College of Music Graduate Studies program, and led the development of curriculum, policies, programs, and processes for master's education at the Boston campus and the campus in Valencia, Spain. This includes faculty recruitment and development, as well as development of academic and student support structures. Through her work as head of institutional research and assessment, she also directed the institution's accreditation work with the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, and led the institution's most successful re-accreditation to date in 2013 as well as the merger between Berklee and the Boston Conservatory. Colatosti oversaw Berklee's academic research, assessment, program review, and continuous improvement initiatives. As well, she managed Berklee's credit transfer agreements.

Prior to her work as Dean, Institutional Research and Assessment/Graduate Studies, she served as chair of Berklee's Liberal Arts program, where she led all curriculum development, programming, faculty recruitment, advising and support. She also managed the guest artists and lecture series, including curriculum and programming for Africana Studies, Music and Society curriculum, Musical Theatre curriculum, and Women Studies. Colatosti also serves as a consultant-evaluator for the Higher Learning Commission, and as a peer-evaluator for the New England Association of School and Colleges. She has also served as the Chief Academic Officer at Schoolcraft College. Camille spent 11 years at Davenport University with successive roles and responsibilities, moving from Professor to Department Leader, to Curriculum Leader, and lastly served as the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences.

She founded new curriculum and programming in 6 Master of Music programs; 2 Master of Arts programs; study abroad; Performance Poetry; English as a Second Language; First Year Advising; Artist, Creativity and Inquiry Seminar; and a Professional Development Seminar, among several others.

She has published numerous articles on education, women's issues, and other social topics. She is the author of the books To Be an Artist: Musicians, Visual Artists, Writers, and Dancers Speak (2012) and Stopping Sexual Harassment (2002).

Colatosti has won several awards, including the Athena Award for Women's Leadership and the Girl Scouts' Woman of Distinction Award. She is a 2010 grant recipient of the National Endowment for the Humanities. She is a sought-after speaker, presenting to the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the American Association of Colleges & Universities, Consortium for the Liberal Education of Artists, Mid-America Congress on Aging, International Conference on Narrative Literature, and many more.

Colatosti earned her Ph.D. and Master's of Arts in English Language and Literature from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. She received her B.A. in English from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.