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Amanda Hostalka: School of Design Faculty

Amanda Gingery Hostalka , M.F.A.

Vice Provost for Outreach and Dean
School of Design
Amanda Hostalka
Office Location
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M.F.A., Integrated Design, University of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD

M.A., Publications Design, University of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD

B.F.A., Graphic Design, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore, MD

Professional Experience

Stevenson University
Art & Visual Communication Design Department Chair, Professor of Art (2009 - 2014)

Associate Professor of Art and Art Internship Coordinator (2006 - 2009)

Art Department Faculty (1998 - 2006)

Visiting Instructor (1998 - 2001)

Amanda Gingery Design
Principal (1997 - 2000)

The Piedmont Group
Pre-Press Supervisor and Graphic Designer (1996 - 1998)

Devaney & Associates
Creative Producer and Graphic Designer (1994 - 1996)



Hostalka, Amanda, panelist. “Things New Leaders Should Know in Higher Education” presented at the K-State 31st Annual Academic Chairperson’s Conference, February 14, 2014. (Moderator: Kelly, K.; Panelists: Costabile-Heming, C., Hostalka, A., Meyer, B.)

Hostalka, Amanda. “Exchange: Using Conversations to Initiate and Lead Change” presented at the K-State 31st Annual Academic Chairperson’s Conference, Jacksonville, FL, February 13, 2014.

Hostalka, Amanda, moderator. “The Business of Design: An Historical Perspective” presented at the Society for History and Graphics (SHAG), Maryland Institute College of Art, August 19, 2009. (Panelists: Baird, R., Gold, E. Lee, M., Litofsy, J., Shippe, M.)

Hostalka, Amanda, and Kannan AMR. “The Arts & Beyond: Future Careers for Creative Minds” presented at the Center for Talented Youth. Family Academic Programs, Johns Hopkins
University, March 28, 2009.

Hostalka, Amanda. “Made in Germany: Rational. Functional. Durable. Perfect?” presented at the Society for History and Graphics (SHAG), Maryland Institute College of Art, August 19, 2008.

Hostalka, Amanda, and Janet Daley. “Career Services/Faculty Partnerships: Navigating the Intersection of Academics and Careers” workshop given to career services professionals from Virginia private colleges’ Challenge Consortium, Hollins University, Roanoke, VA, June 25, 2008.

Hostalka, Amanda, and Janet Daley. “Career Services/Faculty Partnerships: Navigating the Intersection of Academics and Careers” presented at the Cooperative Education and Internship Association (CEIA) Conference. Mastering the Links to Success, Myrtle Beach, SC,
March 11, 2008.

Hostalka, Amanda, moderator. “The Power of the Poster to Protest Social Injustice” presented at the Undergraduate Conference, Villa Julie College, April 10, 2006. (Panelists: Embrey, J., Herda, L., Kuhn, A., Rockey, E., and Van der Kaay, M.)

Hostalka, Amanda. “German Design: Past, Present, and Future” presented at Scholarworks, Villa Julie College, November 15, 2005.

Hostalka, Amanda, presenter and moderator. “Foundation Programs” presented at the Revolution: Philadelphia. AIGA National Design Education Conference, Philadelphia, PA,  June 3, 2005. (Presenters: Hostalka, A., Rohrbach, S., and Shanker, J.)


Exhibitions & Publications

Featured in…Kelly, Rob. “Leading Change Amid Opposition.” Academic Leader Sept. 2014: 1. Print.

Under the Influence: Art Faculty Exhibition. “Dreaming of Niagara Falls” poster. Stevenson, MD: Stevenson University Art Wing Gallery, 2014.

You, Me, and Japan. Photography Exhibition. “Nishiki Market I & II” photographs. Stevenson, MD: Stevenson University St. Paul’s Companies Pavilion, 2014.

2013 Art Faculty Exhibition. “Response time.” Stevenson, MD: Stevenson University Art Wing Gallery, 2013.

Hostalka, Amanda Gingery. One-Time-Use: A Second Look at Our Daily Disposables. Baltimore, MD: University of Baltimore, 2008.

Hostalka, Amanda. Baltimore Urban Forest Project: beleaf; Tree Speech.; Clean Green Oxygen Machine. 27x96, April 11 – June 28, 2008. Sponsored by 1st Mariner Bank

Ellis, Patricia, Amanda Gingery Hostalka, and Amanda (Mimi) Bory. “Making Art Work.”
Academic Exchange Quarterly 12, no. 1 (Spring 2008): 244.

Luba Lukova, War and Peace, Posters and Prints | Villa Julie Gallery, Baltimore, MD
October 2004, Assisted Luba Lukova in curating, hanging, and promotion of show. Wrote copy for publications. Coordinated artist’s lecture and presentation.

Amanda Joy Gingery, a designer, Solo Design Exhibition | Villa Julie Gallery, Baltimore, MD
September 2003, Designed and curated exhibition and wrote copy for publications. Conducted two well-attended artist’s talks; one for High School art students, another for the public.

Featured in…Schaffer, Sara. “Exhibit is a Study of Design Process.” Baltimore Sun,
August 21, 2003, sec. Live!

Quoted in…Mullen, Anthony. “The look and feel of success: University of Baltimore professors on the value of good design.” News., October 6, 2003.,0,4949503.story.

Featured in…Landsman, Leslie, Patricia Venturino, and James Durham. “Fish Out of Water: Baltimore’s Fin-Tastic Voyage,” 2001.

Hostalka, Amanda. Baltimore Fish Out of Water: A Fish with Character. 48x72, 2001.

Snapshots, Contemporary Museum | Baltimore, MD 2000


Courses Taught | Art & Design Seminar*; Creative Strategies*; Introduction to Visual Communication*; Layout & Production*; Portfolio Development & Professional Practices; Fundamentals of Typography*; Harnessing the Power of Art (honors)*; Introduction to Computer Graphics; Relationship of Design & Business*; Typography and Publications*; Visual Communication Design Internship. *Indicates courses written or substantially revised.


Leadership Development

ACE Regional Women’s Leadership Forum | Houston, TX | May 2014

ACE Leadership Academy for Department Chairs | Chicago, IL | October 2013

Stevenson Senior Seminar Succession Planning Initiative for Leadership Development, Stevenson University | September 2010–Present

Harvard University Management Development Program [MDP].  | Cambridge, MA | June 2012

Harvard University Inner Strengths of Successful Leaders [ISSL]. | Cambridge, MA | Oct 2011

Management Fundamentals, Stevenson University | Development Training | 2011

Leadership Seminar, Stevenson University | Leadership Development Training | 2009–2010 

Special Appointments

FabLab Advisory Board | Community College of Baltimore County | September 2014–Present

Art Program Review Advisory Board | Prince George’s Community College | March 2014–2015

Design Signature Program Advisory Board | Southern High School, AACPS | 2012–2014

Adobe® Community Leader | Co-Chair Greater Baltimore Adobe User’s Group | 2013–2014

Harford Community College Digital Arts & Photography Curriculum Advisory Board | 2005–2011

Eastern Technical High School Advisory Board | 2009–2011

Professional Memberships/Affiliations

AIGA | American Institute of Graphic Arts
ACAD | American Conference of Academic Deans
ICFAD | International Council of Fine Arts Deans
CAA | College Art Association
CCAS | Council of Colleges of Arts & Sciences
NCAA | National Council of Arts Administrators
PCB | Production Club of Baltimore
UCDA | University & College Designers Association

Honors and Distinctions

Instilling Integrity Award, Stevenson University | May 2016

Gold Award for Art Direction of “Design Your Career” Poster | 
2013 Educational Advertising Awards, awarded to Stevenson University | March 2014

Fostering Learning Award, Stevenson University | August 2013

One of two campus leaders selected in 2012 to participate in the Harvard Institute of Higher Education Management Development Program, Stevenson University | June 2012

Baccalaureate Speaker, Stevenson University | May 10, 2011

Society For History and Graphics (SHAG) | Member + Planning Committee | 2008–2010

American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA)
Member Baltimore Chapter, Board of Directors | 2004–2006

The Modern Design of Business. Faculty Development Grant
Stevenson University | Awarded 2004

Special Award for Excellence in the area of New Media
University of Baltimore School of Communication Design | May 2002

University of Baltimore Graduate Commencement Speaker
Lyric Opera House | May 2002

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