Melissa Mohr is the director of education at the Figge Art Museum and instructs a graduate-level course on museum education through Western Illinois University. Mohr earned her BA in Classics from Knox College and an MA in Art History from the University of Iowa, after which she worked as a curatorial assistant for the University of Iowa Museum of Art.
She transitioned to the Figge Art Museum in 2009, joining the education department as its outreach coordinator. In 2013, Mohr was promoted to current position and since that time has overseen all educational programs, both in the museum and also throughout the community.
She has presented conference sessions on education at NAEA and AMM, and completed the Community Arts Education Leadership Institute, offered through the National Guild for Community Arts Education. In 2016, Mohr completed a fellowship through the Getty Leadership Institute’s NextGen program.