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Kenneth Dippong, Director of Academic Advising

Richard Barber, Foundation Year Advisor and Coordinator of First Year Academic Experience

 I work with all first-year students at MICA. I am a proud Pittsburgh native, and I bring a background in theatre and performance arts to MICA. I have previously taught and advised students at the University of Missouri, the University of Minnesota, and Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China. Contact me at

Leah Cooper, Upperclas Academic Advisor, '09

 I am a practicing artist who has lived and worked in Baltimore since 1989. I have been a member of the MICA community since 1994 and am strongly committed to working with artists during their academic careers. Contact me at

Nicole Evans, Upperclass Academic Advisor

I have worked in the visual arts for 14 years, initially in art museums and since 2000 in private and public colleges. I enjoy advising student-artists and aiding their academic, artistic and personal development. Contact me at

Trudi Ludwig Johnson, Upperclass Academic Advisor

I have a background in printmaking and art history and work with students not only as an academic advisor but also as a member of the art history faculty at MICA. Contact me at

Marcella Korn, Upperclass Academic Advisor

I have extensive experience in higher education administration, undergraduate academic advising, and research that focuses on mechanisms that promote college students' cognitive development. Contact me at