New Jersey: Gregory Stevens, M.A.T.
Faculty Associate of Museum Professions, College of Communication and the Arts, Seton Hall University, South Orange, NJ
Greg Stevens the director of the Master of Arts in Museum Professions program and the Institute of Museum Ethics at Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey. In this capacity, Greg oversees a vibrant program focused on preparing students for a dynamic career in museums. At Seton Hall, Greg teaches a range of museum topics, including museum education, history and theory of museums, managing people and projects, museum technologies, and legal/ethical issues. Previously, from 2007-2017, Greg directed the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) Professional Development program, through which he addressed career management, leadership development, and professional skills-building for museum colleagues. Prior to AAM, Greg held positions at the National Museum of the U.S. Army, developing education programs for a planned museum at Ft. Belvoir, Virginia; Mid-Atlantic Association of Museums, where Greg co led the team that launched the first Building Museums conference; National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., where he was the highest-rated educator for four years; Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum, where he developed Discovery Stations for in-gallery, hands-on interpretation; and Kellogg Performing and Visual Arts Elementary School in San Diego, California, where for ten years he co-directed a lively arts program for a diverse community. Greg co-edited (with Wendy Luke) A Life in Museums: Managing Your Museum Career (2012, The AAM Press), has written numerous articles and book chapters on museum practice, and has taught museum courses and workshops at Johns Hopkins University, The George Washington University, and the University of Washington. Greg is principal of Purple Cow Career and Talent Development, helping emerging and mid-career professionals through job search and career transition coaching. Greg earned his M.A.T. in Museum Education from The George Washington University and his B.A. in Theatre from San Diego State University. Greg has long promoted both the opportunity and obligation of professional engagement, believing in the power each of us has to be the best professional we can be, help strengthen our institutions, foster communities of practice, and bring the field together around critical issues, speaking with one voice about why museums are essential in our society.