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Hee Jung Gong

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PhD, 2021

Hee Jung Gong was awarded the national AERA-NSF Dissertation Grant in 2019-2020, and the Thomas D. Dyer Outstanding Dissertation Research Award in 2020-2021.

Prior to beginning her doctoral study at the IHE, she worked in a research position at the Center for Global Higher Education at Yonsei University, and at the Korean Educational Development Institute (KEDI). Also, Hee Jung was also a doctoral intern for assessment and research in the Department of Student Affairs Assessment and Staff Development at UGA for the 2016-17 academic year. 

Her research interests include college access, choice, and success, as well as education policy and STEM higher education. She has presented a variety of papers as a lead author at the ASHE, AERA, and AEFP conferences in the U.S., and has also published research papers in peer-reviewed scholarly journals in Korea and the U.S.

She received two bachelor's degrees with a minor degree, graduating with academic honors from Sookmyung Women's University in Korea, and earned a master's degree in education, focused on higher education, from Yonsei University in Korea.

News Featuring Hee Jung Gong
Tuesday, April 20, 2021 - 11:43am

IHE Research Roundtable brought together a group of research awardees and reviewers to share their experience and answer questions about getting dissertation research funding from NAE/Spencer Foundation, AERA, and NSF/AERA.

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - 2:28pm

Hee Jung Gong, doctoral candidate at IHE, recently published her article “Peer learning in STEM: a qualitative study of a student-oriented active learning intervention program” to the Interactive Learning Environments (IF=2.530) journal. The…

Monday, November 16, 2020 - 11:58am

The Institute of Higher Education is pleased to announce our 2020-2021 fellowship and award recipients.

While pursuing their degrees, our students continue to make an impact in our field and mark great accomplishments. We recognize four of our…

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 2:04pm

IHE doctoral candidate Hee Jung Gong has been awarded a dissertation grant by the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Grants Program, which is funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Friday, March 22, 2019 - 11:00am

IHE faculty and students will be attending the 44th Annual AEFP Conference in Kansas City, MO on March 21-22, 2019.

Ph.D. candidate Hee Jung Gong will present a paper with Rob Toutkoushian on “The Impact of the TRIO Program on the College Choice Process…

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