Yi Meng

Yi Meng

Assistant Professor of Practice, Dr.


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Personal profile

Personal profile

Dr. Yi Meng is an Assistant Professor of Practice at the Learning Institute for Future Excellence (LIFE) at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University. She holds a Ph.D. in Arts Education from Simon Fraser University, a B.A. and M.A. in Art and Design from Northwest University, and an M.Ed. from Queensland University of Technology.

Before joining XJTLU, Dr. Meng had over 13 years of teaching and research experience at universities in China and Canada. Her studies on multicultural art education, virtual world-supported learning, and visual communication design have been published in Chinese and English peer-reviewed journals. She has presented her work at leading international conferences related to arts education, including the National Art Education Association (NAEA) National Convention, the International Society for Education through Art (InSEA) World Congress, the Canadian Society for Education through Art (CSEA/SCÉA) National Conference, and the Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education (VWBPE) Conference.

Dr. Meng's current research focuses on aesthetics, visual culture, art as inquiry, social semiotic multimodality, digital media, technology-enhanced learning, multicultural education, and transformative learning.

Research interests

Arts/Aesthetic Education

Social semiotics

Multimodal pedagogy

Digital visual culture

Technology-enhanced education

Multicultural education

Transformative learning


Assistant Professor of Practice, Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, 2024 – Present  

Senior Lecturer, School of Fine Arts, Zhengzhou University, 2010 – 2024

Instructor, LaSalle College Vancouver, 2016 – 2020

Course Content Expert, Ellicom Inc. (Canada), 2019

Research Assistant, Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University, 2015 – 2018

Awards and honours

Graduate Fellowship, Simon Fraser University (2019)

Graduate Students Bursary, Simon Fraser University (2015-2019)

Excellence in Teaching Award, Zhengzhou University (2015)

Outstanding Undergraduate Graduation Project and Thesis Mentorship, Zhengzhou University (2012)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Arts Education, Simon Fraser University

… → 2023

Master, Fine Arts, Northwest University China

… → 2010

Master, Education, Queensland University of Technology

… → 2010

Bachelor, Art and Design, Northwest University China

… → 2007


  • N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
  • L Education (General)
  • TT Handicrafts Arts and crafts

Person Types

  • Staff