Polly McKenna-Cress is Department Chair and Program Director of Museum Exhibition Planning & Design at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She is also Principal of the design firm Alusiv, Inc. From 1998-2003, Polly was Director of Exhibits and Design at the Franklin Institute where she oversaw design, production and installation of numerous permanent and traveling exhibitions. She has also held senior level positions in architectural and design offices. She holds an MFA from The University of the Arts and a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design. Polly is also the coauthor of Creating Exhibitions. Collaboration in the Planning, Development and Design of Innovative Experiences published in 2013 by Wiley Press.