Daniel Carey-Whalen has a BA in History from the University of Missouri- Kansas City and a Master of Arts in American Studies and Master of Urban Planning from the University of Kansas. Daniel worked as a Museum Educator at the Johnson County Museums of History, the Kansas Historical Society, and the Galveston County Historical Museum, and was the Director of Programs for the Kansas Humanities Council for three years. He taught Humanities and Western Civilization for four years at the University of Kansas and museum courses for four years at the University of Texas at El Paso. he was the Coordinator of Museum Studies and Public Culture in UTEP’s Department of Art and supervised museum internships for those seeking the Minor in Museum Studies. Since September of 2017, Daniel has been the Director of UTEP’s Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens.