Exciting news! After a competitive nationwide search, we’re thrilled to share that Jason Cryan will serve as the Natural History Museum of Utah’s next Executive Director effective March 2020.
Jason arrives as the Museum celebrates its 50th anniversary and looks ahead to the next 50 years of serving the state of Utah.
Jason currently serves as the Deputy Director and Chief of Research and Collections at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences – a role he has held for the last eight years. Prior to that, he directed the Laboratory for Conservation and Evolutionary Genetics at the New York State Museum in Albany.
Jason is excited to honor NHMU’s long history and holds great respect for the Museum’s talented staff. “The Natural History Museum of Utah is a world-class destination for informal learning in natural sciences and native cultures, a jewel of the University of Utah, and a true treasure for all of the state. I am profoundly honored and absolutely thrilled to be joining this family.”
A biodiversity scientist and systematist, Jason received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont and both a Master of Science and a Ph.D. in Entomology from North Carolina State University. He completed his post-doctoral work at Brigham Young University.
We’re thrilled to welcome Jason to Utah and look forward to introducing him to all of you when he arrives this spring.
This is a tremendously exciting time for the Museum, made possible with the generous and invaluable support of all of you. We’re privileged to be building on fifty years of incredible service to our community – and we look forward to the exciting new chapter Jason will bring.