Steve Nowak

Steve Nowak
  • Lecturer, Museum Studies
  • Executive Director, Watkins Museum of History


Steve joined the staff at the Watkins Museum in February 2011. He has had a 30-year career in museum work, with experience in collections management, exhibition development, public programming and education. His background is in American art, history and material culture. In addition to his management responsibilities, Steve looks forward to developing public programs, increasing museum involvement with schools and teachers, and working with members of the Douglas County Historical Society.

Steve co-teaches MUSE 704 Introduction to Collections Management and Utilization and MUSE 703 Introduction to Museum Exhibits, with Brittany Keegan. He also teaches Museum Audience Development.