Director, Education and Programs
Museum of Pop Culture
Jason Porter is currently the Director of Education + Programs at MoPOP (the Museum of Pop Culture) in Seattle. Previously, he was the Director of Education and Public Engagement at the San Diego Museum of Man and Associate Director of Education at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. HIs areas of specialty are experiential education and public programs that serve community, school, family, and teacher audiences and on using the arts as a vehicle for personal and social change. Prior to his work in the museum world, he was a public school teacher. His dissertation examined charter schools meeting the needs of special education students. Professional development activities have included presentation at numberous conferences including AAM, CAM, and WMA, and serving as a mentor to emerging museum professionals. He was a board member of EdCom (at AAM) from 2014 through 2016, a jurist with the Excellence in Exhibitions competition in 2017 and 2018, and has been a peer reviewer for the Journal of Museum Education since 2016.