Amanda Hostalka M.F.A.

Vice Provost for Outreach and Dean
School of Design


  • 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)
  • MICA 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. 27×96, 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. 48×72, 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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