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 colleagues, and her students, national and regional recognition. At the postsecondary level, Stacey has taught studio art at a community college, a large university, a small liberal arts college, and at MICA. Stacey's research focuses on teaching and learning in studio art PK-adult, art and design practices in pedagogy, and developing the artist-teacher-researcher. Her research appears in Studies in Art Education, Visual Arts Research, and Art Education Journal, and her artwork has been exhibited in the US and Italy. She regularly presents at national art education conferences, conducts professional development workshops in schools and communities, and serves as a curriculum development consultant.
Recently, Stacey presented at the European League of Institutes of the Arts Teachers' Academy in The Netherlands and at the Perspectives on Art Education symposium at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna. She holds a Doctorate of Education in Art and Art Education from Columbia University Teachers College, a Master of Arts in Teaching from MICA, an MFA in Painting from Towson University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art & Art History 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."
Scholarly Articles and Publishings by Stacey:
- "Educating Artists: Theory and Practice in College Studio Art" (PDF)
- "Laying a Foundation for Artmaking in the 21st Century" (PDF)
- "Studio Interior: Investigating Undergraduate Studio Art Teaching and Learning" (PDF)