Amy Whitaker is an assistant professor of Visual Arts Management at NYU Steinhardt. She holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management and an MFA in painting from the Slade School of Fine Art at University College London. From 2011-2015, Amy was a full-time member of the Art Business Faculty at the Sotheby’s Institute. From 2013-2016, she served as the President of the Professional Organization for Women in the Arts (POWarts.org). Amy's books include Art Thinking (HarperCollins, 2016), Museum Legs ( Hol Art Books, 2009), and The Social Life of Artistic Property (co-authored, Publication Studio, 2014). Art Thinking has been featured in the Financial Times, Boston Globe, Vanity Fair, and elsewhere. The Social Life of Artistic Property was named by ARTnews one of "14 New Art History Books to Change Your Mind." Museum Legs was recommended by the Association of Art Museum Directors and chosen as the inaugural first-year read at the Rhode Island School of Design. From 2015-2016, Amy was the first entrepreneur-in-residence at the New Museum Incubator. Between 2009 and 2016, she taught pioneering courses in entrepreneurship and art at SVA, the School of Visual Arts, the Rhode Island School of Design, California College of the Arts, and Williams College. She teaches business to artists and designers widely, and serves as a business mentor for the grantees of the Joan Mitchell Foundation and the TED Fellows. Amy began her career working in art museums, including the Guggenheim, MoMA, and Tate, and for the artist Jenny Holzer. She has also worked in finance for the startup Locus Analytics and for the investment management firm D.E. Shaw & Co., L.P.