Stacey Salazar is the program director for the Master of Arts in Art Education program, a low-residency and online program integrating students’ work as artists, teachers, and researchers. Prior to working in postsecondary art education, Stacey served as a museum educator, a visual arts integration specialist, and for nearly nine years was an art educator and visual arts department chair for a large, suburban public high school – where curricular and pedagogical innovations initiated under her leadership led to national and regional recognition for her, her colleagues, and her students. In addition, for over 15 years Stacey taught college studio art – primarily foundation painting, drawing, design, and life drawing – at a community college, a large university, a small liberal arts college, and at MICA. Stacey’s research is focused on teaching and learning in studio art K-adult, artistic development of adolescents and adults, and developing the artist-teacher-researcher. Reports of her research have been published in Studies in Art Education, Visual Arts Research, and Art Education Journal. She regularly presents at national art education conferences, conducts professional development workshops for artists and visual arts educators teaching in schools and communities, and serves as a consultant for visual arts curriculum and pedagogy. Recently Stacey was an invited speaker at the European League of Institutes of the Arts Teachers’ Academy and the symposium on higher art education at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna. She holds a Doctorate of Education in Art and Art Education from Columbia University Teachers College, an Master of Arts in Teaching in K-12 art education from MICA, an MFA in Painting from Towson University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art from Randolph-Macon College. Stacey is the recipient of the 2013 MICA Trustee Fellowship for Excellence in Teaching and the 2015 Manuel Barkan Memorial Award, honoring research that deals “carefully and imaginatively with an important issue” in art education.