Director of Academic Advising
Mia Garcia-Hills earned her Master of Arts in Art Education from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and both her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education and Studio Arts from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Mia joined Concordia University Chicago as an adjunct faculty member in 2005. Since then she has taught undergraduate and graduate level courses that range from Writing About Media, Curriculum Construction, Cross-Cultural Studies: Teaching Limited English Proficient Students, Psychology of Gender, Multicultural Education, Painting Studio 1, Western Art: Prehistory to Renaissance, Intro to Visual Arts and Yoga. Additionally, Mia served as a Graduate Program Specialist and Interim Co-Director of Graduate Student Services prior to leading the Office of Undergraduate Academic Advising.
Mia has held education/leadership positions at Morton College, Gary Comer Youth Center, Multicultural Arts School and Social Justice (small schools at the Little Village Lawndale High School Campus), The Art Institute of Chicago, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Lake Park High School, Yollocalli Youth Museum, Morton East High School, and the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Outside of CUC, Mia practices interdisciplinary art-making and writes and presents on contemporary issues students face inside and outside of the classroom.