About MVZ People
The MVZ’s mission, educational and research programs, and scientific collections are the direct result of its dedicated Faculty, Curators, and Associated Staff. The fact that there have been only a handful of Directors since the Museum’s founding illustrates the continuity in mission and philosophy that were established by Joseph Grinnell and Annie Alexander over 100 years ago.
|Joseph Grinnell||Director, 1908-1939|
|Alden H. Miller||Director, 1939-1965|
|Oliver P. Pearson||Director, 1966-1971|
|David B. Wake||Director, 1971-1997|
|William Lidicker||Acting Director, 1974-1975|
|James L. Patton||Acting Director, 1997-2000|
|Craig M. Moritz||Director, 2000-2012|
|Jimmy A. McGuire||Acting Director, 2012-2013|
|Michael Nachman||Director, 2013 - present|
To highlight their contributions as well as other MVZ faculty and influential people, we have compiled short biographies and a feature on the Museum Wives Group for many of the people that have been an important part of the Museum’s history.