Joy Kliewer

Development Director

JOY KLIEWER, Ph.D. (Development Director), oversees Theatricum’s fundraising and donor outreach, events, and engagement. She has spent the last two decades in nonprofit and educational leadership, development, and research. Among her appointments, Joy has served as Director of Development at 18th Street Arts Center, Director of Philanthropy at Project ECHO (Entrepreneurial Concepts Hands On), Director of Advancement at Mirman School, and Director of Institutional Advancement at Fountain Valley School of Colorado. She previously was Associate Vice President for Advancement at Pitzer College, and Director of Alumni and Donor Relations at Claremont Graduate University, where she received her Ph.D. in Higher Education. Joy was founding Dean of the College of Education and Assistant Professor at Argosy University Orange County, and Assistant to the Executive Vice President for Distance Learning and Educational Outreach at Western University of Health Sciences. In addition to her Ph.D., she received a master’s degree in Higher Education at UCLA, and a BA in Psychology and Sociology at UC Irvine. She is author of the book The Innovative College: Nurturing the Distinctive Learning Environment (American Council on Education/Greenwood Press).
Joy lives in Topanga, and loves being a part of our beautiful, innovative theatre and community.
JOY KLIEWER, Ph.D. oversees Theatricum’s fundraising and donor outreach, events, and engagement.