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MICA's M.P.S. in the Business of Art and Design instructors are professionals with expertise in their respective subject area. Our professionals guide you through real-world scenarios where you network and pitch your business ideas to potential funders who provide feedback and industry insight.

THE BUSINESS OF ART AND DESIGN (MPS) Faculty

Ilise Benun

Ilise Benun is the founder of Marketing Mentor, a business coaching program for creative business owners and independent professionals, and a Programming Partner for HOW Design Live.    Learn more about Ilise Benun

Bonnie Crockett

Bonnie Crockett is a Business Consultant for the nonprofit Maryland Capital Enterprises, Inc., helping entrepreneurs start and expand their businesses.   Learn more about Bonnie Crockett

Jennifer Dodson

Jennifer Dodson is the Chief Creative Officer at Adashmore Creative, a marketing and branding company she founded in 2010.   Learn more about Jennifer Dodson

Sam Hopkins

Sam Hopkins earned his MBA from the Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School with specializations in Health Care and Entrepreneurship.   Learn more about Sam Hopkins

Jonathan Mayo

Jonathan Mayo has been a practicing CPA focused on advising and supporting small creative businesses for over 20 years.   Learn more about Jonathan Mayo

DeAnna Thomas

DeAnna Thomas is a Certified Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) who is joining the MICA MPS BAD faculty with over 10 years of experience in human resources in higher education and private industry.    Learn more about DeAnna Thomas

James Wright

James Wright is the Director of Grocery for a 185-store chain in Chicago. He has a record of successfully managing vendor and supplier relationships.   Learn more about James Wright