About Dr. Lee
Somi Lee is a Teaching Assistant Professor of Art Education within the School of Art and Design. She earned her doctorate in education from the University of Calgary’s Werklund School of Education, focusing on the influence of creating conceptual art in public spaces on teacher education in Toronto. Her research interests have since expanded to encompass urban public policies and the role of art in promoting public awareness and engagement. Before assuming her role at UIUC, she taught art education in teacher education programs across Ontario, Canada, including at OISE University of Toronto, York University, and Western University.