Oksun Lee, Ph.D.
Oksun Lee, Ph.D., a native of Korea, is a professor and coordinator of art education. She also serves as assistant chair in the Department of Art, College of Fine Arts and Design at the University of Central Oklahoma.
Lee has diverse teaching and research experiences as an art teacher, museum educator, and faculty in higher education. She was also an elementary art/classroom teacher in Korea before continuing her education in the United States.
She is a founding member of the Asian Art and Culture Issue Group at the National Art Education Association and serves as the chair of the Higher Education and Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Division of the Oklahoma Art Education Association. She co-edited Counternarratives from Asian American Art Educators: Identities, Pedagogies, and Practice Beyond the Western Paradigm (Routledge, 2023) and Pedagogical Globalization: Traditions, Contemporary Art and Popular Culture of Korea (InSEA, 2017).
Her current research involves border-crossing identity, Asian art education faculty identity, cross-cultural art education, post-qualitative research, and the representation of Asian art and culture in art education. She has given numerous presentations on her research and teaching at state, national, and international art education conferences.
Education and Certifications
Ph. D. Art Education, The Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL.
M.Ed. Elementary Art Education, Korea National University of Education, Korea.
B.Ed. Elementary Education, Minor, Elementary Art Education and Korean Painting.
Gyeongin National University, Korea
Program Evaluation Certificate, College of Education, The Florida State University.
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
Professional and Community Involvement
2020-23 Fine Arts Advisory Committee, Oklahoma State Department of Education
2020-23 A Board Member, Edmond Fine Arts Institute
2018-23 The Chair of the Higher Education Division,
Oklahoma Art Education Association
2017-23 A Board Member of Asian Art and Culture Issue Group,
National Art Education Association
- ART 2012 Introduction to Art Education
- ART 3013 Career Options in Art and Art Education (online)
- ART 3302 Teaching Art for Children
- ART 4843 Elementary Art Education Methods
- ART 4853 Secondary Art Education Methods
- PTE 4848 Art Student Teaching K-12
- Master Graduate Thesis/Project
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