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Dr. Christine Liao

Associate Professor and Program Coordinator of Art Education MAT Program

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

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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

AED 500 Art Education Foundation and Curriculum
AED 502 Media Arts, Media Literacy, and Technology in Art Education
AED 503 Art Education Issues, Research, and Practice
EDN 414 Integrating the Arts in Elementary Classroom
EDN 514 Culturally Responsive Arts Integration in the Global Context
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
International Journal of Education and the Arts
North Carolina Art Education Association
Visual Arts Research
International Journal and Education through Art
Visual Cultural and Gender


Christine Liao, Ph.D., is an associate professor and program coordinator of the Art Education MAT program at the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Her research areas include media arts, digital performance, theorizing virtual body and identity, exploring interactions between virtual and real, STEAM, technology in art education, and intercultural education. 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 articles in journals in the field of art education and education. Her recent work includes co-editing the book, “Critical Digital Making in Art Education,” published by Peter Lang. She is also a review board member for several journals in art education. In addition, she is the leader of the UNCW faculty-led international program for Japan Study Abroad. She speaks three languages and is passionate about introducing international experience and culture to students.