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Teaching intro



Teaching intro


Hannah W. Wong has seven years of experience in higher education teaching in public university, liberal art, and community college settings including the University of Texas, Austin Community College, University of Maryland, and Gordon College.  (View sample syllabus.)

She also enjoys working with the wider public.  Hannah has led gallery tours, provided lectures for museum docents, and facilitated object-based discussions in a variety of art spaces.  A highlight of her teaching career was creating and teaching, Look Both Ways, an art and art history course developed for inner-city youth living in Atlanta.  

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Higher Education

Higher Education

Higher Education

Higher Education


Instructor of Record (3 semesters)
University of Texas at Austin, 2013-2015

  • Prehistoric to Contemporary Art (2 semesters)
  • Renaissance to Modern Art (1 semester)

Sample syllabus (Prehistoric to Contemporary Art survey)

Adjunct Instructor (2 semesters)
Gordon College, Wenham, MA, 2003-04

Course: One-year required liberal arts seminar sampling modern rhetoric, literature, and service learning; writing intensive and discussion oriented

  • Developed course discussion and activities around college-wide required texts and assignments
  • Introduced academic writing and editing processes as well as response journaling. Material ranged from Alan Paton’s Cry, the Beloved Country to M. L. King Jr.’s “Letter from a Birmingham Jail”


University of Texas (2008-2014)
Departments of Art & Art History and Religious Studies
University of Maryland (2005-2006)
Department of Art History & Archaeology

  • American Art Since 1960 (1 semester)
  • Religious Visual Culture in the United States (1 semester)
  • Prehistoric to Contemporary Art (1 semester)
  • Renaissance Through Modern Art Survey (3 semesters)
  • Prehistoric to Medieval Art (2 semesters)

Graduate Assistant (2002-2003)
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, South Hamilton, MA

Master Instructor (Fall 1997)
University of Maryland Honors Program

  • Responsible for peer mentoring 30 Honors 101 course instructors
  • Led training retreat and monthly skill-building meetings

Peer Instructor (Fall 1996 & 1997)
University of Maryland Honors Program

  • Honors 101:  Requisite class for Honors Program Citation  
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Museum & Community


Museum & Community

Museum & Gallery Teaching


Andrew W. Mellon Predoctoral Fellow (2015-2016)
Prints and Drawings and European Paintings Department

  • Presented on recent conservation discoveries from the Blanton collection and chaired two-day Conversations in Conservation Symposium, which included public lectures and a conservation workshop. Symposium explored collaborations between art historians and conservators
  • Provided lectures on Old Master paintings for docent training
  • Researched and wrote wall text for about 20 objects included in 2017 reinstallation of permanent exhibition space

Austin Contemporary Museum

Lecturer (2011)
Visual Studies Series

  • On the topic of humor in contemporary art.  “Stranger Things Have Happened:  Jack Strange and Humor in Contemporary Art” plus exhibition tour


Graduate Gallery Coordinator (2004-2005)
University of Maryland, College Park

  • Created and ran Walk & Talk, a weekly, lunchtime tour of the gallery
  • Provided tours and educational materials for public ranging from elementary-age students to university staff and students
  • Curated and gave lecture for Every Day and edited exhibition catalogue

Community Teaching


Founder & Instructor (Summer 2006)
Atlanta, Georgia

  • Designed and taught four one-week courses for groups of at-risk youth 
  • Fundraised to provide the course and materials free of charge to over 50 junior high and high school students of Atlanta
  • Organized two trips to the High Museum of Art for about 30 students, providing many their first museum experience