The Pennsylvania State University

School of Visual Arts

Yang Deng

Yang Deng
Ph.D. Candidate in Art Education
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210 Patterson Building
I am a Ph.D. Candidate in Art Education at Penn State School of Visual Arts (SoVA) and the secretary of the International Affair at the World Chinese Arts Education Association (WCAEA). My research focus is on the internationalization of art and art education. I taught the in-person ART 20 Introduction to Drawing for four years and worked as an assistant for the online version of Art 20. I currently work at the SoVA's office desk and help with social media promotion. I graduated from the Guangzhou Academy of Fine Arts (GAFA) in China and received a B.F.A. degree in Decorative Art & Design. It was a four-year major that allowed me to build a comprehensive foundation and explore various art mediums in fields of fine arts, traditional Chinese crafts, and design (selected artwork is shown in the following pages). Inspired by a conversation with an exchange student from the U.S. at GAFA, I decided to pursue a master degree overseas and received an M.A. in Art Education from Adelphi University in New York in 2012. After two years of teaching art both in the U.S. and China, I got interested in educational research and enrolled in Penn State Art Education since 2015. During my studies, I worked as an interpreter and co-instructor for a week-long international workshop in China with Dr. Graeme Sullivan. I also worked as a translator at multiple conference presentations, the latest is at the 2018 InSEA Asia Regional Congress in Hong Kong & 7th World Chinese Art Education Symposium, as well as the InSEA World Congress at UBC in Vancouver, Canada, 2019. All the teaching, learning, researching, and translational experiences solidified my desire to devote myself to the development of internationalizing art education worldwide.