Stacey Salazar is the director of the Maryland Institute College of Art's Master of Arts in Art Education program, a low-residency and online program integrating multiple layers of students' experiences as artists, teachers, and researchers. Primary research interests include studio pedagogy K-16, artistic development of adolescents and adults, and developing the artist-teacher-researcher. Her work has appeared in Studies in Art Education, Visual Arts Research, and Art Education Journal. She has presented at national art education conferences, conducted professional development workshops, served as a museum educator and visual arts integration specialist, and exhibited her studio work in Maryland and New York. Prior to joining the full-time faculty at MICA, she 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 she taught college studio art- primarily foundation painting, drawing, and design - at a community college, a large university, a small liberal arts college, and at MICA. She holds a Doctorate of Education in Art and Art Education from Columbia University Teachers College, an MAT 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. Salazar was awarded the MICA Trustee Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching in 2013.