Biology’s Gavin Svenson receives promotion at Cleveland Museum of Natural History

The Cleveland Museum of Natural History recently promoted Gavin Svenson, adjunct assistant professor of biology at the College of Arts and Sciences, to chief science officer, a new role at the institution.

Svenson’s responsibilities at the museum will expand to include oversight of the Nathan and Fannye Shafran Planetarium and Ralph Mueller Observatory. Prior to his promotion, Svenson was the director of research and collections and curator of invertebrate zoology. As chief science officer, Svenson will continue many of his prior responsibilities, including leading the research and collections and natural areas divisions. 

Svenson is an entomologist whose work has focused on praying mantises.