Hyun-Sook Kang earned her Ph.D. in Educational Linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education in 2007, and prior to her post in EPOL, she was on the faculty in the Linguistics Department at Illinois, Illinois State University, and the University of Texas at San Antonio. She is currently serving as Co-Editor of Journal of Language, Identity, and Education.
Hyun’s research interests center on language learning and practice in relation to cross-border mobility, such as immigration and study abroad. Her works have appeared in international peer-reviewed journals, such as Bilingual Research Journal, Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, Language Awareness, Modern Language Journal, and TESOL Quarterly. Her research has been supported by the Academy of Korean Studies, Cambridge Michigan Language Assessment, Language Learning Small Grant Program, and U of I GATE Program.
Additional Campus Affiliations
Associate Professor, Education Policy, Organization and Leadership
Kang, H-S., & Uchikoshi, Y. (Accepted/In press). Child Second Language Development of English Tense and Aspect: The Role of Narrative Organization . Applied Psycholinguistics.
Kang, H-S., & Nam-Huh, Y. (2022). TESOL Practicum in the Pandemic Era: The Emotions and Strategies of Teacher Candidates. In C. Pu, & W. E. Wright (Eds.), Innovating the TESOL Practicum in Teacher Education : Design, Implementation, and Pedagogy in an Era of Change (Routledge Research in Language Education). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003193937-5
Kang, H-S., & Yoon, J. H. S. (2021). Heritage Languages in Japan and Korea. In S. Montrul, & M. Polinsky (Eds.), The Cambridge Handbook of Heritage Languages and Linguistics (pp. 111-128). (Cambridge Handbooks in Language and Linguistics). Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108766340.007
Kang, H-S., & Pacheco, M. B. (2021). Short-term study abroad in TESOL: Current state and prospects. TESOL Quarterly, 55(3), 817-838. https://doi.org/10.1002/tesq.3014
Jadallah, M., Kang, H. S., Hund, A. M., & Kirby, E. M. (2020). The indexical nature of classroom discourse: the role of technology integration. Classroom Discourse, 11(1), 41-60. https://doi.org/10.1080/19463014.2019.1573691