Ben Garcia is Acting Deputy Director at the San Diego Museum of Man. He has worked for sixteen years in various roles as an arts educator, museum educator, exhibit developer and administrator. His museum experience includes six years in the Education Department at the J. Paul Getty Museum, three years as Associate Director of Education at the Skirball Cultural Center and three years as Head of Interpretation at the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology at UC Berkeley. He has lectured internationally and published on the museum’s role in learning, public value and social change. In 2010, Ben was named Pacific Region Museum Art Educator of the Year by the National Art Education Association. Ben is a graduate of the leadership in museum education program at Bank Street college and holds a B.A. in art history from the University of Massachusetts.