John Bello is the Assistant Director at the Deer Valley Petroglyph Preserve within the School of Human Evolution and Social Change. In this role, John oversees the comprehensive operations of the preserve, assuming responsibility for employee supervision, project implementation, program facilitation, budget administration, and policy development. Furthermore, he actively contributes to the formulation and execution of long-term objectives, communication strategies, and outreach initiatives.
Notably, John's previous appointment as the Director of Education and Interpretation at Boyce Thompson Arboretum showcased his visionary leadership in spearheading the strategic direction, establishment, and effective management of the Education and Interpretation department. He has also made significant contributions to the field through his positions at the Desert Botanical Garden and the City of Phoenix, where he played integral roles in educational programming, volunteer management, and event coordination.
With an unwavering dedication to education and a passion for engaging diverse audiences, John consistently delivers exceptional outcomes. He possesses a remarkable ability to cultivate meaningful community relationships while creating impactful learning experiences. John's educational background includes a Doctor of Education in Leadership and Innovation from Arizona State University, where his research focused on nature play, safety, and risk management in the Sonoran Desert for individuals of all ages. Furthermore, he holds a Master of Arts in Museum Studies, further solidifying his expertise in the field.
EdD 2023 Arizona State University, Leadership and Innovation
MA 2016 Arizona State University, Museum Studies
MA 2015 Arizona State University, Interdisciplinary Studies
BA 2012 Arizona State University, Anthropology, History