Professor Courtnie Wolfgang presented Foundations of Equity- Rethinking Arts Research and Pedagogy from the Ground Up and Dismantling Critique- Accountability, Reciprocity, Transparency, and Justice at the a2ru Annual Conference. Wolfgang presented The White Supremacy of Art Education for The Ohio State University, Department of Arts Administration, Education, and Policy. Wolfgang additionally presented this paper at the Art Education Research Institute Annual Conference. Wolfgang received a VCU Presidential Research Grant for the project: StoryQueer- Narrative Archives and Queer Liberation in Art Education and a National Art Education Foundation Research Grant for the project: Queer Intersections of Art Education- Historical Analysis of Scholarship in Studies in Art Education and The Journal of Art Education
Professors Courtnie Wolfgang and Lillian Lewis were invited to lecture and teach a curriculum workshop with Art180
Professor Yi Wen Wei was awarded a VCUarts Dean’s Research Grant for the project: The Academic Lineages between the U.S. and Taiwanese Art Education Scholars. Wei received a VCU REAL Challenge Grant & VCU CEnR REAL IMPACT Grant for the project: Cultivating Children’s Resilience through Community-Based Art Education. Wei presented Exploring Animation and Game Design at the Virginia Art Education Association Annual Conference alongside Communication Arts Assistant Professor Ying-Fang Shen. Wei was invited to lecture on the topic of Case Study Method and Data Analysis at James Madison University. Wei had a handful of articles published, including:
–Experience in Times of Precarity, published in Visual Culture & Gender Volume 16
–Same Standards, Different Classes: A Comparative Case Study of Two Art Classes within Communities of Contrasting Family Income Levels in Studies in Art Education
–Overcoming the Loneliness Epidemic and Connecting with Immigrants in Art Education
-Reinventing Tradition: Taiwanese Glove Puppetry Art in K. Hsieh, L. Lu, & Y. Cooper (Eds.), Teaching Chinese Arts and Culture: Context, Content, and Pedagogy
Kai Chen (MAE ’11) was the recipient of the 2021 Foreign Language Teacher of the Year Award in Virginia by the Foreign Language Association of Virginia. Mr. Chen teaches Chinese at O. B. Gates Elementary School in Chesterfield County, where he integrates art education with Chinese language teaching.