Susan Badder has been an adjunct professor of art history at MICA since 2006, teaching Art Matters, Italian Renaissance Thought and Art and African Art Forms. In addition she teaches regularly in the OSHER program at Johns Hopkins University, has contributed to various museum catalogs, and is a free-lance editor and consultant. Before coming to MICA, Ms. Badder was the Senior Curator for Education and Community Programs at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. Previously she had been Executive Director of Maryland Art Place, and directed education programs at both the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Over the years she has juried and curated numerous exhibitions, including Black Is A Color: African American Art at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and Art and Economics: Sienese Paintings from the Dawn of the Financial Age. Until recently she served as a study leader and/or tour manager in Italy for numerous cultural and educational institutions. She holds degrees from Johns Hopkins University and Vassar College.