Art graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Georgetown University with a B.S. in French and Italian. He also earned an M.S. and a Ph.D. at Georgetown, while teaching in local public schools and coaching rowing at Georgetown and George Washington Universities.
Art served in international schools as Secondary Principal at the American Embassy School in New Delhi, India. He worked as Assistant Head of School/Dean of Students at Salisbury School in Connecticut for seven years before taking a position as Headmaster of the American School in Switzerland. Art also served as Secondary Principal of Academia Cotopaxi in Quito, Ecuador; as President of the American College of Sofia in Bulgaria; as Assistant Head of School and Dean of Faculty at Berkshire School; and, most recently, as President of International College in Beirut, Lebanon. He has guided administrative candidates through international school internship experiences with Lehigh University and teaches a course in School Leadership for aspiring school heads for the Van Loan School of Graduate and Professional Studies at Endicott College.
Art has chaired accreditation visiting teams to a number of international schools and serves as a member of the Commission for American and International Schools Abroad of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges. He has presented frequently at conferences and schools on international teacher exchange and global literacy. In his free time, Art enjoys long-distance bicycle treks.