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Salvador Acevedo

Adjunct Professor

Part-Time Faculty


Salvador Acevedo is Managing Partner at Scansion, a people-centered design strategy firm. He has over 25 years of experience helping all types of organizations, from corporations and start-ups to cultural institutions, to link their design and innovation strategies with various cultures within the US. Being bilingual and bicultural gives him the ability to recognize the cultural markers that signal inclusion, and he’s committed to opening opportunities for all. For the last 20 years, he’s been professionally invested in helping organizations increase diversity, deepen inclusion, and advance equity, in a broad range of fields, from arts & culture, to informal education and urban planning.

Salvador is a founding faculty member of the Leaders of Color Network managed by the Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF) with the goal of increasing POC leadership in policy and arts administration. He’s invested in understanding the forces that shape the future of the arts field and how we can realize an inclusive and equitable one. He is a regular speaker at conferences on DEI topics and is a TED Talk speaker with the talk I’m Mestizo.


  • Audience Research
  • Audience Engagement Strategy
  • Community Partnerships and Co-Creation
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Strategy
  • Visitor Experience Strategy


  • Universidad Iberoamericana, MA in Communications, Suma Cum Laude
  • Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, License in Psychology

Selected Publications

  • Contributor to A New Role for Museum Educators: Purpose, Approach, and Mindset. Edited by Elizabeth Wood. Routledge. (2023) ISBN: 9781032367149.