AUA Leadership

Current Leadership:

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Gyewon Jang, President

Gyewon Jang is a doctoral student in the Department of Middle and Secondary Education at Georgia State University. With a concentration in language and literacy, her research interests are linguistic and cultural identity development of transnational students, critical interculturality, critical language and literacy teaching, teaching English as a second/foreign language, and qualitative research methods.

 

Ethan Trinh, Vice President/Secretary

Ethan Trinh (Pronouns: he/they) is a doctoral student at the Middle and Secondary Education Department at Georgia State University. Ethan is inspired to do research about queer transnational students and queer teachers of color. In addition to academic work, Ethan loves to write, swim, run, and enjoy a cup of Vietnamese iced coffee with condensed milk.

Ji Ma, Treasurer

Ji Ma is an international Ph.D. student with a concentration in Language and Literacy at Georgia State University. Before coming to the U.S., Ji was an English teacher, teacher educator, and school leader for 15 years in China. Her research focus is derived from her transnational teaching and learning experiences, which lie in cross-cultural and intercultural learning and teaching, bilingual education, and dual-language (Mandarin-English) program. Currently, she is serving as a governing board member at a dual-language charter school in Georgia.

 

 

 

Past Leadership:

Megan Lewis, President

Megan Lewis is a doctoral student at Georgia State University pursuing a degree in Teaching and Learning with a concentration in Language and Literacy. Her research interests include digital literacies, fanfiction, adolescent writers, and dialogism. 

Jee Hye Park, President/Secretary

Jee Hye Park is a doctoral student at Georgia State University pursuing a degree in Teaching and Learning with a concentration in Language and Literacy. Her research interests include culturally responsive pedagogy, multicultural and multilingual students, bilingual education, heritage language speakers, language ideologies, translanguaging.

  Myoung Eun Pang, Treasurer

Myoung Eun Pang is a doctoral student at Georgia State University pursuing a degree in Teaching and Learning with a concentration in Language and Literacy. Her research interests include ESL/ELL population, multimodal literacy, identity, culturally relevant pedagogy and teacher education.

 
 

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