Organizer of TEDxDrexelU – Teaching Professor at Drexel University
Larry Epstein is a Teaching Professor and Director of Special Projects for the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design at Drexel University. He served as Head of the college’s Department of Arts and Entertainment Enterprise from 2012-2018. He was the Director of the BS in Entertainment & Arts Management (EAM) since the program was launched in 2006 until 2012 when he was promoted to Department Head. From 2003-2006, he was the college’s Assistant Dean, where he led the College’s strategic planning process and developed strategic partnerships with regional entertainment companies. He has also played an active role in curriculum development and teaches in the college’s Television Management program. Larry is a member of several university committees including the Steinbright Faculty Advisory committee, and the Faculty Senate Committee on Student Life. Larry was Drexel’s 2009 Faculty Member of the Year, recognized by Drexel’s Steinbright Career Development Center for his work connecting students with real world job opportunities. He also serves as faculty advisor to WKDU-FM/wkdu.org and the Entertainment & Arts Society (EAS).
His career also includes 25 years in financial, technical and strategic planning roles in broadcasting management including 14 years with the CBS Broadcast Group in New York and Philadelphia, and 10 years as a senior level executive in companies serving the television industry.
Larry currently serves as a Board member of the Association of Arts Administration Educators (AAAE), a non-profit that serves the international community of college professors who teach in the fields of entertainment & arts management. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Cornell Media Guild, a non-profit entity dedicated to preparing college students for careers in the media industry. He also serves as an advisor to Marketing Edge, a non-profit foundation that donates money to universities and college students for education in Marketing. Larry holds an MBA from Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management and a BS in Engineering, also from Cornell.