Office of Graduate Studies

Graduate Studies Team

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

Who We Are

Stacey Salazar

Stacey Salazar, Vice Provost for Graduate Studies

Stacey serves as the educational and administrative leader for all graduate programs, and is the principle spokesperson for Graduate Studies within MICA, as well as with external partners and communities. She oversees the operations of the division including all directors, faculty, programs, administrative staff, and associated budgets, and participates in planning for programs, space, equipment, and technology. In addition, Stacey works with faculty to steward new approaches to curriculum and pedagogy reflective of the student body, social justice, and multifaceted ways of learning; supports faculty with assessment of student learning. With the Graduate Enrollment Advisor and Associate Dean, Stacey works to address students issues as they arise.
Dr. LaShay Harvey

LaShay Harvey, Interim Associate Dean for Student Learning and Research Creation

LaShay provides support for curricular, pedagogical and research activities of students within Graduate Studies. She supports student development of their program thesis and capstone projects. She also advises students on courses resources and opportunities that may contribute to that work.
Manager of Academic Operations

Sarah Hammond, Manager of Academic Operations

Sarah manages operations, budgets, and facilities for academic programs in Graduates Studies, serving as the primary liaison for the department with Finance and Human Resources and coordinating relevant projects and activities with these areas. She also manages the Graduate Program Assistant (GPA) program and contributes to the planning and support of multiple graduate events and programs throughout the year.
Andrew Lundholm

Drew Lundholm, Assistant Director

Drew coordinates Graduate Research Development Grants, Leslie King-Hammond Fellowship Awards, faculty contracts, course schedule building, graduate elective faculty support and organizes graduate faculty housing.
Elle Jones

Elle Jones, Office Manager

Elle manages the physical and virtual day-to-day office functions and supports Graduate Studies administration by coordinating office wide meetings, planning and coordinating special events and assisting with faculty searches. She also leads out on Graduate Studies communication, being the primary contact for all channels including the newsletter, instagram and email. She manages posting and student interaction in the MICA / App and maintains, curates and publishes any Graduate Studies related pages on the MICA Website.

Oli Brann, Graduate Program Coordinator

Oli contributes to Graduate Studies co-curricular initiatives, including graduate student orientation, graduate program exhibitions, and graduate program-related events; and provides support to directors in Photography, Media & Society, MFA, Hoffberger School of Painting, MFA, Studio Art (Summer Low residency), and Curatorial Practice, MFA programs.
Maren Henson

Maren Henson, Program Coordinator

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