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Dr. Christine Liao

Associate Professor

Department of Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle, Literacy, and Special Education

EB 240


Ph.D. in Art Education with minor in Science, Technology, and Society, Pennsylvania State University
M.Ed. in Art Education, National Hsinchu Teachers College, Taiwan
Bachelor of Education in Art Education, National Hsinchu Teachers College, Taiwan

Courses Taught

EDN 414 Integrating the Arts in Elementary Classroom
EDN 514 Arts Integration across the Curriculum
EDN 595 New Media Pedagogy
EDN 595 Creative Technology Integration and STEAM Curriculum
EDN 411 Practicum K-6
LIC 560 Internship K-6
EDN 495 Explorations in Art Education

Research Interests

Identity, Embodiment, and Gender and Technology
New Media Art and Pedagogy/Curriculum
Technology in Art Education/STEAM
Research Methodologies- Arts-Based Research/Narrative Inquiry/Autoethnography
Deleuzian Philosophy

Professional Service

National Art Education Association, Art Education Technology Issues Group
NAEA, Women's Caucus
InAEA, International Art Education Association
International Journal of Education and the Arts
Visual Arts Research


Christine Liao teaches arts integration to undergraduate and graduate in the Elementary Education program. Her research areas include media arts, digital performance, theorizing virtual body and identity, exploring interactions between virtual and real, STEAM, technology integration in art education, and community art. She has presented at national and international conferences including National Art Education Association (NAEA), American Educational Research Association (AERA), and International Society of Education through Arts (InSEA) and has published in Journal of Art Education, Visual Culture and Gender, Journal of Virtual Worlds Research, and Visual Arts Research. She also authored and co-authored several book chapters published by NAEA, Springer, and IGI Global. She is also the Managing Editor of International Journal of Education and the Arts, Chair of the NAEA Art Education Technology Issues Group from 2013 to 2016, and Web Coordinator of NAEA Women’s Caucus.