Ryan Shin, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Art
Art Bldg, Room 136
MA, PhD Florida State
Dr. Ryan Shin is an Assistant Professor of Art and Visual Culture Education. His research interests include issues of the representation and appropriation of Asian images and objects in the popular media and visual culture; the exploration of Asian immigrants’ struggles, successes and failures, and dilemmas in recreating and preserving ethnic and cultural identity; critical discourse on minority visual culture; and studies of Asian cultural performances and folk traditions. Furthermore, he is interested in applying new media technologies to the art classroom and museum settings, and examines new Web 2.0 technologies and creative endeavors in traditional and non-traditional educational contexts.
His articles have appeared in Studies in Art Education, Art Education, Visual Arts Research, International Journal of Education through Art, and the Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education. He has authored numerous scholarly book chapters. Recent and forthcoming book chapters explore the following topics: Breaking out of the isolation malaise, the story of an Asian minority art educator in rural, Midwestern America, which appears in Art Education; Working for Social Justice; Minhwa aesthetics, in Teaching Asian Art: Content, Context, and Pedagogy; The promotion of ethnic and cultural identity through the arts and material culture among immigrant Koreans, in Globalization, Art and Education; Digital media art beyond drawing and painting on the computer: Four fascinating digital media practices, in Digital Visual Culture: Interactions and Intersections in 21st Century Art Education; and Quasi-experimental research design: conducting research in the art classroom, for Practice theory: Seeing the power of teacher researchers.
Dr. Shin is a review board member of Art Education, Journal of Cultural Research in Art Education, and served as a Pacific Region Director for the NAEA Higher Education Division (2009-2011), and is an advisory board member of the Tucson Museum of Art Museum School. He has taught courses such as Foundations of Art and Visual Culture Education, Art Museum Education, New Media Technology, and Diversity and Social Justice Issues in Art and Visual Culture Education.
Dr. Shin can be reached at 136 Art, or 621.1253, or email email@example.com.