Soo Bin Jang
Dr. Soo Bin Jang is an assistant professor in the College of Education and Human Development’s School of Education at the University of Delaware, specializing in social studies education with an emphasis on race, equity and culture.
Her research interests include developing transnational civic identity and competence, promoting democracy through curriculum reforms within Asian contexts and implementing anti-racist pedagogy in teacher education. Dr. Jang’s research has been published in renowned journals such as Curriculum Inquiry, Journal of Curriculum Studies, Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education and Journal of Diversity in Higher Education among others.
Currently, Dr. Jang serves as the principal investigator on a project examining the role of Korean migrant community leaders in transcending cultural boundaries and exercising transnational citizenship, funded by the Academy of Korean Studies. She is also working on her first monograph, Decolonizing the Mind: A Critical Examination of South Korea’s National Curriculum-Making.
Notably, she was awarded the Norton T. Dodge Award for Scholarly and Creative Achievement in 2023 at St. Mary’s College of Maryland and was honored as the Pandion Haliaetus Professor of Educational Studies in 2021.
Jang teaches social studies methods in the SOE’s elementary teacher education program as well as a doctoral seminar focused on equity in education. Her pedagogy concentrates on co-constructing knowledge and fostering students and critical inquiry capabilities.
- Ph.D., Curriculum Instruction and Teacher Education and Educational Policy, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 2017
- M.A., Elementary Education Curriculum and Instruction, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea, 2010
- B.A., Elementary Education and Educational Studies, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea, 2007
- Assistant Professor, School of Education, University of Delaware, 2023-present
- Pandion haliaetus Professor, Department of Educational Studies, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, 2021-2023
- Assistant Professor, Department of Educational Studies, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, 2017-2021
- College Supervisor, Department of Educational Studies, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, 2017-2023
- Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Teacher Education, Michigan State University, 2012-2017
- Field Instructor, Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Teacher Education, Michigan State University, 2012-2014
- Teacher, Poongnap Elementary School, Seoul Metropolitan Office of Education,2008-2012