Paul Ha is the director of the List Visual Arts Center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Prior to taking this post at MIT, Ha was the director of the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis from 2002 to 2011. As the inaugural director, Ha quickly positioned CAM to be a leader in the field of contemporary art, garnering national and international recognition for its exhibitions. He also initiated programs to appeal to broader audiences in the St. Louis community. His tenure at CAM is marked by numerous accomplishments, including raising more than $40 million for the institution and establishing a $5 million endowment, the museum’s first. During Ha’s tenure, a number of artists received the first major museum exhibition of their careers at CAM, including Laylah Ali, Lutz Bacher, Yun-Fei Ji, David Noonan, Alexander Ross, Aida Ruilova, Gedi Sibony and Carey Young. Previously, Ha was the deputy director of programs and external affairs at the Yale University Art Gallery and director of White Columns gallery in New York.