Office of Graduate Studies

Graduate Studies Team

Meet your Graduate Studies team

Learn about who we are, what we do, and how we can help you navigate the Graduate Studies programs at MICA. 

Who we are

Erin Jakowski

Erin Jakowski, Associate Dean

Erin oversees graduate co-curricular activities and programming, manages the MICA Grad Show season and design, manages Graduate Competitive Fellowships and Residencies, and is the graduate office point person for student concerns, leave of absence, and readmission.

ejakowski@mica.edu
Stacey Salazar

Stacey Salazar, Interim Associate Dean for Curriculum & Assessment

Stacey oversees graduate elective offerings, ELL and You+ coursework, works with faculty to steward new approaches to curriculum and pedagogy reflective of the diversity within the student body, social justice, and multifaceted ways of learning, supports faculty with assessment of student learning, works with the Vice Provost to support new graduate program directors, works with the Vice Provost to support the field-based graduate program directors, and oversees hiring and evaluation of part-time graduate faculty, Artists in Residence, and the Engineer in Residence.

ssalazar@mica.edu
Manager of Academic Operations

TBD, Manager of Academic Operations

The Manager of Academic Operations will be supporting Graduate Program Assistants (GPAs), oversees graduate program budgets & financial planning, overseeing Grad Mix Lecture Series, maintenance issues for graduate facilities, and will be coordinating student access lists.

Andrew Lundholm

Drew Lundholm, Assistant Director

Drew coordinates Graduate Research Development Grants, Leslie King-Hammond Fellowship Awards, faculty contracts, course schedule building, and graduate elective faculty support, organizes graduate faculty housing, facilitates Visiting Artist Lecture Series, and collects and coordinates academic course material databases including course evaluations, assessment, and student thesis work.

alundholm@mica.edu
Malvina D'Alterio

Malvina D'Alterio, Operations Coordinator

Malvina is the first point of contact for MFAST, MFACA, MAAE, MAT, Rinehart School of Sculpture, Illustration Practice, MA in Illustration, and all facilities-related issues at Lazarus Center. She coordinates facilities maintenance projects, studio move-in and move-out, and low-residency degree program Summer Session and Winter Session.

mdalterio@mica.edu
Amelia Szpiech

Amelia Szpiech, Program Coordinator

Amelia is the first point of contact for Curatorial Practice, Leroy E. Hoffberger School of Painting, PEM, Post Bac Fine Arts, coordinates Fall and Summer Graduate Program Exhibitions, coordinates and supports the MICA Grad Show season of events, coordinates Graduate Orientations, and coordinates Grad Open Studios.

aszpiech@mica.edu
Phaan Howng

Phaan Howng, Program Coordinator

Phaan works part time as the first point of contact for Mt. Royal School of Art.

khowng@mica.edu
Carly Karidias

Carly Karidias, Administrative Assistant

Carly coordinates graduate newsletter submissions/publication, manages the Vice Provost’s calendar, supports graduate studies finance operations, supports graduate staff and faculty searches, schedules meetings with graduate office staff, assists with commencement and orientation communications, approves room requests for L 118, supervises work study students, and collects syllabi.

ckaridias@mica.edu
LaShay Harvey

LaShay Harvey, Graduate Enrollment Advisor

LaShay advises graduate students on all course registration matters, in-person, virtually, or via phone, advocates for graduate students’ concerns with courses and programs, discusses thesis projects and the most advantageous course structure to meet that end, and provides the necessary documents for and counsel on undergraduate course enrollment, independent study projects, Baltimore Student Exchange Program, etc.

Schedule an advising appointment with LaShay.