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Staff Directory

Rhi Anderson-Martinez

Director of Equity and Inclusion

Brenda Baas

Human Resources Assistant Generalist

Kat Barndt

Technology Support Specialist

Chelsea Beiler

Service Learning Program Assistant

Aspyn Breuer

Administrative Coordinator

Maddie Bright

Accounting and Financial Aid Office Assistant

Candy Carbajal

Bilingual Admissions Counselor

Marie Couture

Director of Facilities & Logistics

Ben Dembroski

Managing Director of Emerging Technologies Center & Institutional Labs

Angela Donahue

Network/Systems Manager

Mary Eggert

Executive Assistant

Sarah Eichhorn

Textiles Lab Technician

Deidre Erwin

Vice President for Financial Affairs

Noel Feider

Director of Major Gifts & Planned Giving

Mark Fetherston

Vice President for Enrollment Management

Griffin Gilreath

Facilities & Logistics Specialist

Mike Goetz

Director of Building & Grounds

Steven Lee Hansen

Vice President of Academic Affairs

Samantha Holt

Coordinator of Tutoring Services

Dustin Hoot

Executive Director of Human Resources

Kyle James

MIAD Innovation Center, Assistant Director

Mark Jankowski

Building Maintenance Assistant

Trace Jones

Technology Support Lead

Kayle Karbowski

Lab Technician - Rapid Prototyping

Anne Kirschmann

Development Database & Donor Services Manager

Keith Kotowicz

Director of Security and Safety

Jennifer Krantz

Director of Academic Administration

Tara Kron

Library Cataloger/Electronic Access Coordinator

Olivia Langby

Web Content Specialist

Marie Larson

Director of Academic Affairs

Mark Lawson

Director of Galleries

Crystal Lemmer

Instructional Technologist

Mónica Lloyd

Director of Academic Advising

Rich Loder

Housekeeper / Set Up

Drew Maxwell

Executive Director of the MIAD Innovation Center

Mary McIntyre-Haig

Academic Affairs Support Specialist

Tracy Milkowski

Vice President for Institutional Advancement

Maeve Morris

Youth + Community Outreach Coordinator

Johnny Moscoso Vargas

Director of Housing & Student Engagement

Nick Naudi

Admissions Counselor

Molly Noyes

Director of Admissions

Matt Ogden

Director of Technology

Jason Orozco

Career Services Coordinator

Annushka Peck

Director of the 3D Lab

Brandon Peters

Student Support Coordinator

Tyler Potnek

Senior Admissions Counselor

Matthew Presutti

Printmaking Lab Technician

Rithi Punyamurthula

Coordinator of Equity and Inclusion

Vivian Rothschild

Grants Special Projects Liasion

Chris Ryan

Financial Aid Counselor

Mira Rychner

Sculpture Lab Supervisor

Komal Savaliya

Technology Support Designer

Hannah Schmidt

Library Circulation Coordinator

Semra Schneider

Assistant Director of Financial Aid

Duane Seidensticker

Executive Director of Advising & Career Services

Fran Serlin

Director of Special Events

Nancy Siker

Director of Library Services

Katrina Smith

Youth + Community Academic Coordinator

Martin Solis

Bilingual Admissions Counselor

Matthew Sothan

Assistant Director of Admissions Transfer and Nontraditional Enrollment Specialist

Stacey Steinberg

Executive Director of Marketing & Communication

Matthew Stricker

Associate Director of Student Services

Takahiro Suzuki

Photography & Digital Media Lab Technician

Maggie Szpot

Social Media & Digital Content Specialist

Corbett Toomsen

Director of Pre-College and Continuing Education

Nichole Uecker

Student Accessibility Coordinator

Holly Vanderbusch

Student Support Coordinator

Bryan Voss

Institutional Research Analyst

Kelly Wendorf

Admissions Office Manager & Events Coordinator

Meghan Wingert

Assistant Director of Facilities & Logistics

Missy Ziebart

Academic Budget/Purchasing Manager


Exhibition at Hawthorn Contemporary curated by MIAD alum

Monica Miller ’13 (Integrated Studio Arts) has their hands full, from opening and managing the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design’s (MIAD) new offsite Gallery at The Ave to keeping up with their own artistic and curatorial practice. Now, Miller will curate Grasping Tenderness: Explorations of Queer Joy & Freedom, In Spite of Everything at Hawthorn Contemporary in Milwaukee’s historic Walker’s Point neighborhood.

TMJ4 features two MIAD graduates during AAPI month

Stephanie Brown of TMJ4 News featured recent graduates Mengdian Xing ’23 (Product Design) and her sister Lynn Xing ’23 (Interior Architecture and Design) during a month-long celebration of Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage.

Magic: The Gathering tournament in Italy features Illustration faculty

Ever since he was a student at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD), Associate Professor of Illustration John Matson has incorporated fantasy illustration into his work. This lifelong fascination has led to a fruitful career as a fantasy illustrator and educator, most recently manifesting in an invitation to attend a Magic: The Gathering tournament in Italy as a guest illustrator.

Successful Creative Fusion gala closes Our Creative Future campaign

Raising more than $10 million is no small feat. The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) announced it had exceeded its comprehensive campaign goal of $10 million after its annual fundraising gala Creative Fusion: Fashion Forward, where donors generously raised more than $485,000 in scholarship support on May 6, 2023.

2023 Penfield Poster Competition bolsters professional experience

This year’s Penfield Poster winners have been announced! In collaboration with advertising agency Cramer-Krasselt, 80 juniors at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design (MIAD) designed posters for the Annual Croquet Ball fundraiser at the Penfield Children’s Center.