Wan, Guofang

Dr. Guofang Wan


Dr. Guofang Wan brings a long, rich history in teaching and research to UWF.  

Wan joined UWF as a Professor and Chair of the Department of Teacher Education and Educational Leadership in 2016 from Virginia Commonwealth University, where she was Director of the Office of Graduate Studies and Professor. Prior to VCU, Wan taught at the Patton College of Education, Ohio University and Bradley University. 

Her research interests range from the education of diverse populations and media literacy education to English as a second language and teaching and learning in the 21st century. Wan’s nationally recognized research has appeared in books, chapters and refereed journal articles. She has authored and edited several books, including “The Education of Diverse Student Populations: A Global Perspective.”

Among Wan’s recognitions are the Margaret B. Lindsey Award for Distinguished Research in Teacher Education from American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) and the Fourth Annual Media Literacy Award from National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).

Wan received a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Pennsylvania State University, and master’s degrees from both the University of Warwick, UK, and Shanghai International Studies University, China.

Degrees & Institutions:

Wan received a master's degree in English Language and Literature: from Shanghai International Studies University, P.R. China. She went on to earn another master's degree in British Studies from University of Warwick in the United Kingdom. From there she pursued a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from Pennsylvania State University.

Keywords: teacher education, media literacy education, education in the 21st century