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  • Associate Professor, Educational Leadership&Policy
  • Faculty Research Associate, Utah Education Policy Center
801-587-1739
https://irenehyoon.com

Professional Service

  • Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership. Editorial Board. 12/2021 - present
  • Genealogy. Peer Reviewer. 12/2021 - present
  • University Council for Educational Administration. Executive Committee. 11/2021 - present
  • University Council for Educational Administration. Role: Co-founder and Facilitator. Special Interest Group: Asian American & Pacific Islander Scholars in Educational Leadership, Organizations, and Policy. 09/2021 - present
  • American Educational Studies Association. Critics' Choice Book Award Selection Committee. 03/2021 - present
  • Journal of Educational Administration. Peer Reviewer. 01/2021 - present
  • Vanderbilt University. Role: Advisory Board member. Supporting Instructional Growth in Mathematics (SIGMa): Enhancing Urban Secondary Teachers' Professional Learning through Formative Feedback (NSF-funded project, PI: Ilana S. Horn). 06/2019 - 06/2019
  • University Council for Educational Administration. Plenum Session Representative. 11/2018 - 11/2021
  • Educational Administration Quarterly. Associate Editor. 02/2018 - 12/2021
  • Leadership in Education, Section of Frontiers in Education. Editorial Board, Review Editor. 02/14/2017 - present
  • University Council of Educational Administration; American Educational Research Association, Division A. Role: Faculty Mentor . David L. Clark Graduate Student Research Seminar in Educational Leadership and Policy. 01/2017 - 04/2017
  • University Council for Educational Administration. Role: Member. Annual Convention Rubrics Committee. 01/2017 - 04/2017
  • University Council of Educational Administration. Role: Member. Annual Convention Reviewer Rubrics Committee. 12/2016 - 02/2017
  • University Council of Educational Administration. Role: Member. Equity Committee . 11/2016 - 11/2017
  • University Council of Educational Administration. David L. Clark Graduate Student Research Seminar in Educational Leadership and Policy, Faculty Mentor and Proposal Reviewer. 11/2016 - 04/2017
  • Race Ethnicity & Education. Peer Reviewer. 05/2015 - present
  • University Council on Educational Administration. Role: Member. Barbara L. Jackson Scholar Network Advisory Committee. 05/2015 - present
  • University Council on Educational Administration. Role: Plenum Session Representative. Representative for University of Utah on organization's governance body (Plenum Session). 11/20/2014 - 09/2017
  • University Council on Educational Administration. Program Committee for 2015 Annual Convention in San Diego, CA. 11/20/2014 - 11/23/2015
  • Review of Educational Research. Role: Peer Reviewer. peer reviewer of new and revised submissions. 11/01/2014 - present
  • Educational Administration Quarterly. Peer Reviewer . 08/01/2014 - present
  • Journal of Critical Thought and Praxis. Peer Reviewer. 06/01/2014 - present
  • American Educational Research Journal. Editorial Board, Section on Social and Institutional Analysis. 11/2013 - 12/2015
  • American Educational Research Journal. Peer Reviewer, Section on Social and Institutional Analysis. 10/2013 - present
  • Utah Afterschool Network. team facilitator at leadership institutes. 08/2012 - 08/2014
  • University of Washington College of Education. Associated Students of the College of Education Faculty Council Representative. 09/2009 - 06/2010
  • Quest Church. Faith and Race Seminars - co-planner, presenter, and facilitator. 01/2009 - 06/2011
  • University Council on Educational Administration. peer reviewer, paper discussant, and session chair for annual meetings, 2008-present. 09/2008 - present
  • University of Washington College of Education. Associated Students of the College of Education Board Member. 09/2008 - 06/2009
  • American Educational Research Association. annual conferences - peer reviewer, session chair, paper discussant. 09/2007 - present
  • University of Washington College of Education. New Student Mentor. 09/2007 - 06/2011
  • University of Washington College of Education. Educators for Social Justice Officer. 09/2007 - 06/2008

Internal Service

  • Women of Color Academics. Panelist and member, 09/2017 - present. University service.
  • Ph.D. Admissions Committee. 09/2015 - present. Department service.
  • University Teaching Committee. Member, 08/15/2015 - 05/2018. University service.
  • Undergraduate Degree Development Committee. Member, 10/01/2014 - 12/2014. College service.
  • "What Can I Do? An action-oriented dialogue about Ferguson and beyond," co-sponsored by College of Social Work and College of Education. Participants from across University and community members. Planner and Facilitator, 08/15/2014 - 09/30/2014. University service.
  • Ed.D. Program Capstone Development. Program Development , 11/2013 - 12/2015. Department service.
  • Inclusive Design/Design Justice Work Group. College of Education Co-Facilitator, 10/2021 - present. University service.
  • Retention, Promotion, and Tenure (RPT) Departmental Advisory Committee. Chair, 08/2021 - present. Department service.
  • Retention, Promotion, and Tenure (RPT) College Advisory Committee. 08/2021 - present. College service.

Community Partnership

  • Nourishing Leadership Team Capacity for LGBTQ+ Inclusion with the Welcoming Schools Curriculum. 02/2022 - 09/2023
  • Leadership and Inquiry for Turnaround, Planning Team. 07/2016 - 06/2018
  • Utah Education Policy Center, Bridgeworks Speaker Series. 01/2016 - present
  • Faith & Race Seminar, Presenter/Planning Team (2011) and Group Facilitator (2009), Quest Church, Seattle, WA . 09/2009 - 06/2011

Honors & Awards

  • Literati Awards, Highly Commended Paper, Journal of Educational Administration. Emerald Publishers, 12/2020
  • College of Education Teaching Award. College of Education, University of Utah, 05/2019
  • Early Career Teaching Award. University of Utah Early Career Teaching Award, 05/2019
  • Outstanding Reviewer, for peer reviews conducted for American Educational Research Journal - Section on Social and Institutional Analysis. American Educational Research Association, 04/16/2015
  • Doi Doctoral Dissertation Fund, awarded $1000. University of Washington College of Education, 06/2010

In the Media

  • Faircloth, S., Mackey, H., O’Brien, C., Watson, T., & Yoon, I. (Producers & Hosts), Nash, J.B., & Byrne-Jiménez, M. (Executive Producers). “Café UCEA Live at the Convention” [audio podcast episode]. In Café UCEA. University Council for Educational Administration. 11/2021.
  • Yoon, I.H. (Producer & Host), Nash, J.B., & Byrne-Jiménez, M. (Executive Producers). (2021, September 13). “Experiences of Asian Americans Informs Leadership Preparation, Equity, and Inclusion” (No. 2) [audio podcast episode]. In Café UCEA. University Council for Educational Administration. 09/13/2021. https://cafe-ucea.captivate.fm/episode/experiences...
  • Yoon, I.H. (2021, June 2). Learn the history of inequality so we can build a better future [Commentary]. The Salt Lake Tribune, A7. 06/02/2021. https://www.sltrib.com/opinion/commentary/2021/06/...
  • Beachum, F. (Host). (2021, April). “Dare to be: Critical conversation about Asian discrimination with Dr. Jessica Liu and Dr. Irene Yoon” [video podcast episode]. In Education for the 21st Century. Lehigh University. 04/2021. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34LDr9yCzxk
  • King, J. (2017, December 27). Experts: Racism exists in your school and few teachers are trained to handle it. Deseret News. 12/27/2017. https://www.deseretnews.com/article/900006386/expe...
  • The Voice: Highlights from 2017. 12/20/2017. https://vialogues.com/vialogues/play/41989
  • The Voice: featuring Irene Yoon. "Trading Stories: Middle-Class White Women Teachers and the Creation of Collective Narratives about Students and Families in a Diverse Elementary School". 09/13/2017. https://vialogues.com/vialogues/play/40085
  • Michael, A., & Bartoli, E. (2014). What White Children Need to Know About Race [Theme Article]. Independent School Magazine, Summer issue. 07/2014. http://www.nais.org/Magazines-Newsletters/ISMagazi...