MIAD names new Vice President of Academic Affairs
Steven Lee Hansen has been named Vice President of Academic Affairs at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD). He began his role August 1, 2021.
Hansen most recently served as the chief academic officer of the Munson-Williams-Proctor School of Art and dean of PrattMWP College of Art and Design. Hansen also has experience as dean of the College of Fine Arts and Design at the University of Central Oklahoma and chair of the Department of Visual Art, Communication and Design at Andrews University, Mich. Hansen has a BFA from Andrews University and MFA from the University of Notre Dame.
Hansen is a ceramic artist, has extensive classroom experience, and also brings experience in strategic planning, curriculum development, budgeting, crisis management, recruitment, retention, advancement and developing community partnerships.
At MIAD, Hansen will provide strategic direction for the college’s academic programs and operations, faculty recruitment, as well as the college’s library, galleries, institutional technology, international programming, Emerging Technology Center and MIAD Innovation Center.
Dale Shidler, MIAD’s former Vice President of Academic Affairs, will overlap with Hansen at the beginning of August to assist with training, and then return to his role as a full-time professor.
Two alumni from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) are exhibiting work at Madison’s Overture Center. Cassandra Smith ’06 (Sculpture) and Stacey Steinberg ’04 (Drawing) both have work on display in separate galleries at the performing arts space.
For the second year in a row, students in the Packaging Design course at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) will visit Milwaukee’s Craft Beverage Warehouse, a direct-to-can printing company.
French Renaissance alt rock met space cowboy country from the future in one Product Design class at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD). Students in Storytelling: Compelling Narrative of the Design Process were tasked with creating a band, complete with newly designed instruments, stage plots and lighting, costumes and even a feature on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.
In the 50th anniversary year at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD), the college presents “Growing Resistance: Untold Stories of Milwaukee’s Community Guardians,” an exhibition in the Brooks Stevens Gallery running January 8 – March 2, 2024. Related programs include zine making, a book club, student-guided tours and a story circle with community partners.
Eye-opening and awe-inspiring: this is how Nirmal Raja ’08 (Painting) describes learning to work with liquid metal. The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) alum recently completed the John Michael Kohler Arts Center Arts/Industry Residency in Kohler, Wisconsin.