Youn Hong
Youn Hong
Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction
Curriculum Vitae


Room:TC 305

About Dr. Youn Hong

Dr. Hong is a teacher educator, an educational scholar, and an activist who works with both elementary students and university students. She has worked in a variety of environments, including at elementary schools in Seoul, South Korea and at universities in the United States. Currently, Dr. Hong is an Assistant Professor of Curriculum and Instruction at Ball State University and works with preservice teachers to help them become critically conscious and culturally responsive teachers to their students. Her scholarly interests include situating and challenging Western and Eurocentric perspectives in contexts beyond the United States and other domestic borderlines. She is continually developing her work on topics related to justice-oriented elementary education, teacher education, whiteness studies, mathematics education, and qualitative research methodologies.

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor
  • Elementary Teacher


Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Research and Publications

  • Mason, A. M., Hong, Y., & Kiesel, R. C. (2021). Whiteness and elementary education. In Z. A. Casey (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Critical Whiteness Studies in education (Vol. 2, Ser. Critical understanding in education) (pp. 159-166). Leiden, The Netherlands: Brill | Sense.
  • Hong, Y. (2), 103-113Indo-Pacific Journal of Phenomenology, 19 (2019). Post-intentional phenomenology as ethical and transformative inquiry and practice: Through intercultural phenomenological dialogue.

Areas of Expertise

  • Justice oriented teacher education
  • Elementary education
  • Mathematics education
  • Curriculum and pedagogy
  • (critical) Whiteness studies
  • Postcolonial studies
  • Intersectionality
  • Phenomenological approach
  • Intercultural/decolonizing approaches