Mason School of Art | Hayon Park
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Hayon Park

Hayon Park
Assistant Professor
Art Teaching and Learning, Early Childhood Art Education, Research in Art Education
Art and Design Building; MSN: 1C3
(703) 993-5501

Dr. Hayon Park is an Assistant Professor of Art Education at George Mason University. Prior to joining the faculty at Mason, Dr. Park previously held faculty appointments at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, University of Arkansas, and the University of Dayton. She earned her Ph.D. and MS in Art Education at The Pennsylvania State University and a BFA in Painting from Ewha Woman’s University (Seoul, South Korea).

Informed by critical, poststructuralist, and post-developmental approaches, Dr. Park’s research and teaching focus on the politics, ethics, and aesthetics of childhood art and culture. Her research has appeared in national and international peer-reviewed journals, such as Studies in Art Education, Art Education, and Visual Arts Research, as well as in other edited volumes at the intersection of visual arts education and early childhood studies.

Dr. Park is co-editor with Dr. Christopher Schulte of the anthology Visual Arts with Young Children: Practices, Pedagogies, and Learning (2021, Routledge), and author of Rancière and Emancipatory Art Pedagogies: The Politics of Childhood Art (forthcoming 2022, Bloomsbury). She currently serves as an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Education & the Arts and has previously served on the advisory board for Art Education and the International Journal of Education & the Arts. Dr. Park is also the Associate Director of the Center for the Study of Childhood Art where she co-hosts Childhood Art Speaker Series and Childhood Art: A CSCA Podcast.