Kuo Zhang

Lecturer in Teacher Education


B.A., Beijing Institute of Technology, English, 2010
M.Ed., University of Georgia, TESOL, 2013
Ph.D., University of Georgia, TESOL and World Language Education, 2020


As a culturally and linguistically diverse instructor, I am proud of my 10 years of cross-cultural teaching, learning and working experiences in the U.S., China and Nigeria in a variety of settings, including K-12 schools, universities, and education group. My research interests include arts-based research in education, linguistic anthropology and intercultural discourse studies. I aim to create artful classrooms for CLD students by embracing the aesthetics of students’ first language and culture abilities, exploring the creative value of students’ “failure” and revisioning, and training TESOL & CLD educators as creative teaching artists. https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Kuo_Zhang9 I am a mother of two little boys, Edgar and Aiden. I am a poetry lover. I have a bilingual book of poetry (Chinese & English), Broadleaves (Shenyang Press) and numerous poems appeared in literary magazines, e.g. The Roadrunner Review, Lily Poetry Review, Bone Bouquet, K’in, DoveTales, North Dakota Quarterly, Literary Mama, Mom Egg Review, Adanna Literary Journal, Raising Mothers, and MUTHA Magazine.