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MIAD welcomes three AICAD Teaching Fellows this fall

Oct 22, 2021

Three AICAD fellows at MIAD

Phillip McFarlane, Morgan Bouldes and Talia Dutton

MIAD welcomed three new Association of Independent Colleges of Art & Design (AICAD) Post-Graduate Teaching Fellows to its faculty for the 2021-2022 academic year. This year’s AICAD Fellows are:

Morgan Bouldes (MFA, Photography, 2021, Cranbrook Academy of Art)
As a multidisciplinary conceptual artist, experienced curator and writer, Bouldes draws from her lived experience, spiritual identity, ancestry and connectedness to create and teach. Her work manifests in photography, film, ritual performance, audio and spoken word. Bouldes brings a balance of both technical skills and a profound ability to lead, listen and teach in ways that empower learners to explore and grow both personally and artistically. Boulde’s website is

M is for Monster book cover by Talia Dutton

“M is for Monster” book cover by Talia Dutton

Talia Dutton (MFA, Comics, 2020, California College of the Arts)
A firm believer in the intersection of art and play, Dutton’s comics seek to find the humor and warmth of the mundane in the fantastical, featuring monsters and humanity. Before completing her MFA, she secured a book deal with a large publisher, a rare feat for anyone, let alone for someone who was still a student. Described by one former professor as “in a league of her own when it comes to graphic novels,” Dutton excels as both an artist and storyteller.

 Phillip McFarlane (MFA, Communications Design, 2018, Pratt Institute)
In addition to his experience as a multidisciplinary visual designer and design educator, McFarlane works with interactive, experimental and emerging technology. His storytelling tends to intersect with folklore, Afrofuturist and feminist themes, which are used to present counter-narratives focused on decolonization. As part of a grant-winning team, McFarlane participated in the Verizon Connected Futures Challenge. He also taught at OF Course in China and spoke at their talk on “The Future of Graphic Design.”

The three new faculty join three returning (second-year) AICAD Fellows: Gabriela Escovar, Zuhal Feraidon and Yeon Jee.

The AICAD fellowship program aims to help increase racial and ethnic diversity of faculty at art and design colleges. The fellows are high-achieving master’s degree graduates from underrepresented populations nominated by their home institution for college-level teaching positions.