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Shanshan Wang

Assistant Professor, Founding Director, NeXReality Lab

Shanshan Wang, M.F.A., is an award-winning experimental filmmaker and new media artist. Her research-centered practice focuses on exploring digital humanities and socio-political interactions. Since being in the field of VR/AR/XR, Wang has been the recipient of the Kooshk Award and named Sonar+D Innovation Creator in 2017; she spoke at the largest VR conference NYVR in 2018; she participated and produced VR short films at the MIT Hackathon in 2019; she founded the NeXReality Lab: a research laboratory that focuses on VR/AR/XR in 2020 and continues to serve as VR advisor for film festivals.

Teaching Responsibilities
Professor Wang was an Assistant Professor in Communication Arts and Director of Digital Media Program at Marywood University prior to Sacred Heart University. She has taught a wide range of courses in Communication and Media Arts on both undergraduate and graduate levels.