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Hee Jung Gong

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PhD, 2021

Dr. Gong is an assistant professor (tenure-track) in Higher Education/Higher Education Administration in the Department of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Technology Studies (ELPTS) at the University of Alabama.

She is a recipient of the Thomas G. Dyer Outstanding Dissertation Research Award (2020-2021) and an AERA-NSF Doctoral Dissertation Grant Award (2019-2020). Before joining the University of Alabama, she worked as a research faculty at the University of Michigan - Ann Arbor and as a lecturer at Yonsei University in South Korea. 

She received her PhD in Higher Education in the Louise McBee Institute of Higher Education at the University of Georgia with a graduate certificate in Interdisciplinary Qualitative Studies in the Department of Lifelong Education, Administration, and Policy. She also holds an MA in Education, specializing in Higher Education, from Yonsei University, and a BA and BPA from Sookmyung Women's University in South Korea. Her work has been presented at national conferences in the US (e.g. ASHE, AERA, AEFP) and published in peer-reviewed journals in both the US and South Korea over the past 10 years.

News Featuring Hee Jung Gong

Graduates of the Louise McBee Institute of Higher Education excel in many different areas of our field. Below are the alumnae that we are aware of who are currently teaching in higher education classrooms across the United States.

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by Jewel Caruso

Hee Jung Gong (PhD 2021) recently accepted a tenure-track assistant professor position in the department of educational leadership, policy and technology studies at the University of Alabama.

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.

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)…

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…

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).

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…

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