Scott H. Harris became Executive Director of the University of Mary Washington Museums in January 2018. This followed six years as Director of the James Monroe Museum, which is administered by the university. He was previously Director of the New Market Battlefield State Historical Park and Director of Historic Resources for the City of Manassas, Virginia.
Mr. Harris received his BA with honors in history and historic preservation from the University of Mary Washington in 1983, and an MA in history and museum administration from the College of William and Mary in 1988. He is also a graduate of the Seminar for Historical Administration (1996) and the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries Leadership Institute at Northwestern University (2014).
He is a peer reviewer for the assessment and accreditation programs of the American Alliance of Museums and an editorial advisor for White House History Quarterly, the journal of the White House Historical Association. His published articles have appeared in the Augusta Historical Bulletin; Civil War Traveler; Dictionary of Virginia Biography; White House History Quarterly; and numerous other history and travel publications.