Eunsook Hyun, Ph.D., Professor & Associate Provost, Director of the Office of International and Transnational Affairs
Eunsook Hyune-mail: email@example.com
Phone: 617-287-7643 (direct), 617-287-7560 (Office Administrator)
Infusion of international, transnational, and transcultural practices into overall university academic affairs is a vital part of the higher education curriculum experience in the new millennium. As UMass Boston continuously strives to be the Student-Centered, Urban Public University of the New Century, its strategic approach to promote greater involvement of all students, faculty, and staff in significant global–urban education experiences is an important component. To this end, UMB has created the office of International and Transnational Academic Affairs (OITA). As Associate Provost, Dr. Eunsook Hyun, Professor of Curriculum Studies, leads this new office.
Prior to her arrival at UMB in August 2007, Dr. Hyun was a full professor at Kent State University, where she led the Ph.D. and master’s programs in higher education administration with concentration in the internationalization of higher education institutions as well as its graduate certificate program, focusing on developing and implementing the administration of international academic and students affairs. She also taught the both topics in Florence, Italy, in conjunction with the European Union’s Bologna process. In addition, as a founding member of the faculty of Florida Gulf Coast University, she helped create the institution’s Office of International Affairs and its policy on international and transnational faculty research activities. During higher education administration executive training in 2006-2007 at the Ohio Academic Leadership Academy (OALA), administered by the Ohio Inter-University Council, Dr. Hyun gained hands-on administrative experience with other university provosts and academic deans related to leadership responsibilities in institutional transformation for students’ academic success, strategic planning, and institutional research. In 2007 Dr. Hyun was selected to participate in the Leadership Forum sponsored by the American Council on Education’s (ACE) Office of Women in Higher Education.
Eunsook Hyun came to the United States in 1987 from Seoul, S. Korea, with a B.S. and a M.A. in early childhood education, both from Duksung Women's University. She earned her Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction with a minor in bilingual education from the Penn State University in 1995.
The academic disciplines in which Dr. Hyun has engaged include curriculum studies, early childhood education, teacher education, bilingual education, and educational administration (both K–12 leadership and higher education administration). Dr. Hyun’s areas of scholarship include postmodern curriculum theorizing, early childhood education, teacher education, critical pedagogy, gender studies, bilingual education, theory of teacher reflectivity, theory of epistemic multiple/multiethnic perspective-taking, inquiry-oriented reflective supervision, technology and young children’s dialectical learning, environmental education and young children’s ecological brain development, higher education curriculum transformation, multiculturalism in higher education institutions, internationalization of higher education institutions, and minority faculty recruitment and retention.
She has published four books in the areas of postmodern curriculum studies, curriculum theorizing, teacher education, and bilingual education. Over 60 research articles she’s written have appeared in refereed journals, and she has presented over 150 research papers at national and international conferences. She has chaired 12 Ph.D. dissertations in the areas of curriculum studies and higher education administration. In addition, Dr. Hyun has served 10 different academic journals as editor, editorial board member, and selected reviewer.
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