The Pennsylvania State University

School of Visual Arts

Yang Deng

Yang Deng
Ph.D. Candidate in Art Education
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107 Arts Cottage (is renovating, please contact via email)
Yang Deng is 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). Her research focus is on the internationalization of art education. She taught the in-person ART 20 Introduction to Drawing and works as an assistant for the online version of Art 20. Her four-years teaching experiences at Penn State inspired her using drawing as one of the visual-based narrative inquiry methods and methodologies. She 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 her 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, she decided to pursue her 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, she got interested in educational research and enrolled in Penn State Art Education since 2015. During her studies, she worked as an interpreter and co-instructor for a week-long international workshop in China with Dr. Graeme Sullivan. She also worked as a translator at the 2018 InSEA Asia Regional Congress in Hong Kong & 7th World Chinese Art Education Symposium. All the teaching, learning, researching, and translational experiences solidified her desire to devote herself to the development of art education in the U.S., China, and worldwide.