David A. Ross has a 40-year career as an art museum professional and educator. He is currently the chair of the MFA Art Practice program at the School of Visual Arts. Career highlights include curatorial and senior leadership positions at the Everson Museum of Art, the Long Beach Museum of Art, and the University Art Museum at UC Berkeley; and directorships at Boston’s Institute of Contemporary Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Ross was also the co-founder and president of the Artists’ Pension Trust, a pioneering financial planning program for working artists; has lectured at various universities across the country; and has served as a juror and commissioner at a broad range of international shows and exhibitions.