February 6, 2019

Dr. Lisa Hochtritt appointed Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) graduate program director

Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA)

Lisa Hochtritt. Photo: Andrew Copeland.

“MICA and its MAT program have an excellent reputation, and I am honored and excited to be a part of this narrative,” Dr. Lisa Hochtritt said upon arriving at the College.

She noted her work while pursuing an MA in Creative Arts Education at San Francisco State University was pivotal to her current career. “The interdisciplinary work I was doing with artists and educators was mind-altering in the way they were thinking about the arts and cultural workers as change agents in the world.”

She recently co-edited a new anthology that focuses on making, crafting, and cultural change, and said that she has found her new place, and is settling into her new role, in her new city, and through working with others is hoping to bring new direction and inspiration to the next class of MAT students at MICA.

With more than 14 years of experience as a full-time college professor, Hochtritt has received numerous awards for her excellence in teaching, including the National Art Education Association (NAEA) Higher Education Art Educator of the Year, Pacific Region; NAEA Women’s Caucus Kathy Connors Teaching Award; Faculty of the Year at SAIC; Faculty Award for Excellence at Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design; and Colorado Art Educator of the Year.

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About MICA
Founded in 1826, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) is the oldest continuously degree-granting college of art and design in the nation. The College enrolls nearly 3,500 undergraduate, graduate and continuing studies students from 48 states and 54 countries in fine arts, design, electronic media, art education, liberal arts, and professional studies degree and non-credit programs. With art and design programs ranked in the top 10 by U.S. News and World Report, MICA is pioneering interdisciplinary approaches to innovation, research, and community and social engagement. Alumni and programming reach around the globe, even as MICA remains a cultural cornerstone in the Baltimore/Washington region, hosting hundreds of exhibitions and events annually by students, faculty and other established artists.

MICA nurtures, supports and celebrates diversity in all of its forms including aesthetic, cultural, and philosophical and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, religion, age, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability status, socio-economic status and marital status.

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