Loyola University Maryland

Department of Fine Arts

Photography Faculty

Dan SchlapbachProf. Dan Schlapbach, Professor
On Sabbatical, AY 21-22

Dan Schlapbach received his MFA from Indiana University. He is a Professor of Fine Arts at Loyola University. His work has been exhibited locally and nationally. Mr. Schlapbach’s research interests include the history of photography, alternative photographic processes such as stereo photography and wet-plate collodion, and digital imaging. He received an Individual Artist Award from the Maryland State Arts Council in 2008 and 2011.

Jon MalisProf. Jon Malis
, Associate Professor and Photography Program Director

Currently an Associate Professor of Fine Arts & photography at Loyola University of Maryland, Jon Malis is an award-winning artist and cinematographer. Artistically, his work deals primarily with the representation and display of visual imagery and information, focusing on how the viewer perceives and interprets the image based its mode of presentation. In addition to exhibiting both locally and nationally, and screening films internationally, he is a 2014 Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize semi-finalist, and was the recipient of the 2012 National Photography Award from the von Lebig Art Center (Naples, FL). 


Prof. Heather Braxton, Lecturer of Photography
Heather Braxton is a Baltimore-based artist, teacher, and activist. She is a full-time Lecturer in Photography at Loyola University. She earned her Bachelors of Art in Photography, Graphic Design, and Fine Arts from Western Connecticut State University. In 2016, she earned her Masters of Fine Arts in Photographic and Electronic Media from Maryland Institute College of Art. Largely her work focuses on social, political and/or personal boundaries and takes form in photography, video, text, printmaking, book, and installation. She has worked with groups advocating equity, visibility, and equality in the arts over the past 8 years.

Prof. Rebecca Marimutu, Affiliate Instructor of Photography


Fatima Velasco


For Fatima, faculty support and the chance to study different subjects are preparing her for her future as a pediatric dentist

Biochemistry, Fine Arts
A collage of drawings of the human form with various cultural modifications
Course Snapshot

Exploring Studio Arts 303: Life Drawing

Students in this fine arts class examine the structure—and intellectual context—of the human anatomy.