B.Ed., Huazhong Normal University, 1985; M.S., Wheelock College, 1988; Ed.D., University of Memphis, 1992.


Dr. Jianhua (Jay) Feng joined the faculty in 1999 and is a Professor of Education in Tift College of Education.  His areas of specialty include curriculum and Instruction (Early Childhood), Child Development and learning, and multicultural education (Asian American education).  He teaches a variety of courses in the Early Learning and Development (ELAD) program at the undergraduate level and in Elementary/Early Childhood Education at both undergraduate and graduate levels.  Dr. Feng was the recipient of the Cathryn Futral Excellence in Teaching Award in 2007 and a Governor’s Teaching Fellow in 2018.  His research interests include Asian American Education, play-based learning, emergent literacy, ESOL, and teacher decision making.  Dr. Feng is a published author of academic and literary works in various outlets, and has made numerous presentations at state/regional and national/international levels.


Early Childhood Education/Curriculum and Instruction, Multicultural Education.