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Associate Professor

University of Central Oklahoma


Dr. Oksun Lee, a native of Korea, is an Associate Professor and Coordinator of Art Education in the Department of Art at the University of Central Oklahoma.

Classes Taught

ART 2012    Introduction to Art Education 

ART 3013    Career Options in Art and Art Education

ART 3302    Visual Arts for Elementary Teachers

ART 4843    Elementary Art Education Methods

ART 4853    Secondary Art Education Methods

PTE 4848     Art Student Teaching K-12

Master Graduate Thesis/Project



Education and Certifications



Ph. D. Art Education,

         Department of Art Education, The Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.

M.Ed.  Elementary Art Education,

         Department of Art Education, Korea National University of Education, Korea.

B.Ed.  Elementary Education, Minor, Elementary Art Education and Oriental Painting,

          Department of Art Education, Gyeongin National University of Education, Korea.



Program Evaluation Certificate, 

        College of Education, The Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.

First and Second Level Elementary School Classroom/Art Teacher Certificate

        The Ministry of Education, Korea.


Dr. Lee taught full-time elementary school for five and a half years in Korea before continuing her education in the United States.

She has worked as a research assistant at Florida Institute of Art Education and was involved in museum education programs at the department of education at Florida State University Museum of Fine Art, Tallahassee, FL.

Prior to UCO, she taught art education to undergraduate and graduate students at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA and Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio.


Honors and Awards

 2017         Distinguished Teaching Award

                      College of Fine Arts and Design, The University of Central Oklahoma

 2017         Vanderford Teaching Award

                      The University of Central Oklahoma


Dr. Lee's research interest involves border pedagogy, border-crossing identity, cross-culture in art education, social justice in art education, visual culture art education, qualitative research methods, data visualization, and online research tools in art education.

Office Hours

Fall 2018

Monday: 8:30-9:00 a.m., 11:40 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Tuesday: 8:30-9:00 a.m., 11:40 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Wednesday: 8:40-9:00 a.m.

Dr. Lee's office is in the library Room 109A through 108 art classroom.

Professional and Community Involvement

2018 – 2020      Board Member of Higher Education Division

                                   Oklahoma Art Education Association (OAEA)

2017 – 2019      Treasurer of Asian Art and Culture Issue Group 

                                   National Art Education Association(NAEA)

2017- 2018        NAEA Conference Proposal Reviewer of Asian Art and Culture Issue Group

                                    National Art Education Association (NAEA)

2017                    Proposal reviewer of Art

                                   2018 National Undergraduate Research

Research, Published Work, and Scholarly Activities

Recent Publications

Shin, R., Lim, M., Bae-Dimitriadis, M., and Lee, O (2018). NAEA Interest Group: Asian Art and Culture (AACIG). National Art Education Association News. 62(2).

Shin, R., Lim, M., Bae-Dimitriadis, M., and Lee, O. (2017).  Pedagogical Globalization: Traditions, Contemporary Art, and Popular Culture of Korea. International Society for Education through Art  (InSEA).

Dr. Oksun Lee has given numerous presentations at local, state, national, and international art education conferences.  Her research has been published in Studies in Art EducationArt Lines from Ohio Art Education Association, and The Florida State University of Museum of Fine Arts. As well as in Art Education Research Review, Art & Music Education Research Center, and Sahyang Art Education in Korea.

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