Micah D. Parzen, Ph.D., J.D, Chief Executive Officer, San Diego Museum of Man
Dr. Parzen joined the San Diego Museum of Man (SDMoM) as its Chief Executive Officer in August 2010. He holds a Ph.D. in Anthropology from Case Western Reserve University, a J.D. from UC Davis School of Law, and a B.A. in Anthropology from UC Berkeley. Prior to joining SDMoM, Dr. Parzen was a Partner in the Labor & Employment Practice Group at Luce, Forward, Hamilton & Scripps, LLP, where he served as the firm’s Pro Bono Program Coordinator. He has conducted extensive anthropological fieldwork on the Navajo Nation and is a long-time human rights advocate in the field of mental health law. Dr. Parzen currently sits on the boards of the Western Museums Association and the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership. He previously served on the boards of the San Diego Volunteer Lawyers Program and of ElderHelp of San Diego, where he led the organization as its president for two years. Dr. Parzen has been named a “40 Under Forty” by San Diego Metropolitan Magazine, a “Top Young Attorney” by the San Diego Daily Transcript, and—more recently—one of San Diego Magazine’s “50 People to Watch” in 2012.