Stacey Salazar is a professor in the Center for Art Education at the Maryland Institute College of Art, where she teaches courses in studio pedagogy in the MAT, MA, and MFA programs. Primary research interests include studio pedagogy K-16, artistic development of adolescents and adults, developing the artist-teacher-researcher, and design in art education. Her work has appeared in publications such as Studies in Art Education and Visual Arts Research. Stacey has presented at national art education conferences, conducted professional development workshops, served as a museum educator and visual arts integration specialist, and exhibited her work in Maryland and New York. Prior to joining the full-time faculty at MICA, Stacey was the visual arts department chair in a large, suburban public high school, the accomplishments for which earned her, her teachers and students, national and regional recognition. In addition, for over 15 years Stacey taught college studio art- primarily painting, drawing, design, and life drawing-at a community college, a large university, a small liberal arts college, and at MICA.
In May 2013 Dr. Salazar received the MICA Trustee Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching, graduate level. In 2011, she earned a Doctorate of Education in Art and Art Education from Columbia University Teachers College in New York City. Stacey received her MAT and teacher certification in K-12 art education from MICA, an MFA in Painting from Towson University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Art from Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia.