Staff Directory

Elliot A. Knight, PhD
Executive Director

Dr. Elliot A. Knight grew up in Opelika, Alabama and earned three degrees from the University of Alabama including a BA in Visual Communication, an MA in American Studies, and a PhD in Interdisciplinary Studies. He currently serves as a board member for South Arts, the Alabama Humanities Foundation, Montgomery Public Art Commission, Alabama Tourism Advisory Board, and the University of Alabama Community Affairs Board of Advisors. Knight is a Blackburn Institute Fellow. He co-founded and developed the nationally recognized Black Belt 100 Lenses Program, a participatory photography and arts program that worked with high school students in twelve Alabama Black Belt counties from 2007-2012. Knight developed and taught several courses at the University of Alabama in the Department of Art History, the Honors College, and the Department of American Studies. He also served as Director of the Arts Living Learning Community at the University of Alabama.  

Prior to becoming Executive Director of the Council, Knight held the positions of Deputy Director as well as Visual Arts Program Manager and Director of the Georgine Clarke Alabama Artists Gallery at the Alabama State Council on the Arts. 

For contact via email, click the person's name that you wish to contact.

NAME

TITLE

PHONE

Jackie Berry

Executive Assistant

334-242-5147

Deb Boykin Folklife Specialist 334-242-5143

Joey Brackner

Director, Folklife Projects

334-242-5155

William Cromblin

Security Officer

334-242-5129

Wanda DeJarnette

Grants & Fiscal Officer

334-242-5139

Jackie Ely Center Assistant 334-242-5134

Diana F. Green

Arts in Education Program Manager

334-242-5148

Kay Jacoby

Community Arts and Arts & Cultural Facilities

334-242-5144

Yvette Jones-Smedley

Performing Arts Program Manager

334-242-5138

Anne Kimzey

Folk Arts Apprenticeships and Literature

334-242-5136

Elliot Knight

Executive Director

334-242-5145

John Meyers

Gallery Assistant

334-242-5131

Barbara Reed

Public Information Officer

334-242-5153

Rosalind Tucker

Administrative Assistant

334-242-5128

Vinnie Watson

Grants Assistant

334-242-5135

Amy Williamson

Visual Arts Program Manager/Gallery Manager

334-242-5150
     


PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS & STAFF
 

NAME

TITLE

PHONE

Gina Clifford Design Alabama  334-549-4672
Rosemary Johnson Alabama Dance Council 205-979-5214

Donna Russell

Alabama Alliance for Arts Education

334-269-1435

Jeanie Thompson

Alabama Writers Forum

334-221-5013

Mary Allison Haynie

Alabama Folklife Association

205-956-9888