Beth Redmond-Jones, Adjunct Faculty
Beth Redmond-Jones is the Senior Director of Public Programs at the San Diego Natural History Museum where she oversees exhibitions, education in the US and Baja, California, and volunteers. Ms. Redmond-Jones has developed, designed, and project managed exhibitions and public programs for numerous cultural institutions and has held a number of executive management positions in museums over the past 27 years. Ms. Redmond-Jones has managed budgets as large at $9 million, has been involved in several capital improvement projects, and has experience with master and interpretive planning. Ms. Redmond-Jones holds a Masters in Museum Studies from John F. Kennedy University and a BA in Art History from the University of New Hampshire. She serves on the board of the National Association for Museum Exhibition, a Professional Network of the American Alliance of Museums.
Ms. Redmond-Jones has received many awards for her work including, most recently, the Overall Excellence Award for the 2016 Annual Excellence in Exhibitions Competition, the 2016 Sustainability Excellence Award, and 2015 Excellence in Label Writing Award, all of which were for the permanent exhibition Coast to Cactus in Southern California at the San Diego Natural History Museum. She and her digital team also won a 2016 Media & Technology MUSE Award for the 3-part video series Punk Skunk.
In 2006, Ms. Redmond-Jones was recognized as a next generation leader who demonstrates creativity or innovation in leadership, learning, or organizational change, by the convergence of Museum Talent Project. She has been very active exploring how museums can more effectively serve those in the autism community and those with sensory processing challenges.
She lives in San Diego with her husband, Bill, her two daughters Naomi and Lena, and their three dogs. She loves the outdoors and rock climbs regularly with her youngest daughter.