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

Publications

  • yoon, i.h. (2022). Justice-in-the-doing: An epilogue on whiteness-at-work in higher education . International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education. Published, 02/2022.
    https://doi.org/10.1080/09518398.2022.2025498
  • Yoon, I.H., & Chen, G.A. (in press). Heeding hauntings in research for mattering. In A. Tachine & Z Nicolazzo (Eds.), Weaving an otherwise: In-relations methodological practices. Stylus. Accepted, 08/2021.
  • Wei, F., Ni, Y., & Yoon, I.H. (2021). Understanding the role of local educational departments in school improvement: Two districts in China. Educational Management, Administration, & Leadership. https://doi.org/10.1177/17411432211015208. Published, 05/2021.
    https://doi.org/10.1177/17411432211015208
  • Yoon, I.H. (in press). Multi-tiered pedagogies of pathologization: Disability, race, and PBIS in a diverse elementary school. In C. O’Brien, W.R. Black, & A.B. Danzig (Eds.), Who Decides? Power, Disability, and Education Administration. Information Age Publishing. [peer reviewed]. Accepted, 04/2021.
  • Yoon, Irene H. & Barton, Annie (2019). Turnaround leaders’ shifting gears in chronos and kairos time. Journal of Educational Administration. Vol. 57(6), 690-707. Published, 11/04/2019.
    https://doi.org/10.1108/JEA-08-2018-0139
  • Yoon, Irene H. (2019). Haunted trauma narratives of inclusion, race, and disability in a school community. Educational Studies. Vol. 55(4), 420-435. Published, 08/21/2019.
    https://doi.org/10.1080/00131946.2019.1629926
  • Yoon, Irene H. (2019). Hauntings of a Korean American woman researcher in the field. International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education. Vol. 32, 447-464. Published, 01/10/2019.
    https://doi.org/10.1080/09518398.2019.1597211
  • Yoon, I.H. (2018). Silencing racial humor in elementary school: Consequences of colormuting and whiteness for students of color. Berkeley Review of Education. Vol. 8, 28. Published, 12/2018.
    https://doi.org/10.5070%2FB88136900
  • Byrne-Jiménez, Mónica C. & Yoon, Irene H. (2018). Leadership as an act of love: Leading in dangerous times. Frontiers in Education. Vol. 3, 9. Published, 12/2018.
    https://www.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/feduc....
  • Yoon, I.H. (2018). Critical research perspectives in school leadership: Putting dignity and humanity at the center. In C.R. Lochmiller (Ed.), Complementary research methods in educational leadership and policy (pp. 99-120). London: Palgrave Macmillan. Published, 09/2018.
  • Yoon, I.H. (2017). Educational Leadership and Organizational Management: A Review. Teachers College Record, http://www.tcrecord.org, ID Number 22168. Published, 11/2017.
  • Yoon, I.H. (2017). Considering the future of U.S. public schooling: President-elect Trump, ESSA, and educational leadership. Division A Newsletter of the American Educational Research Association. Accessed 2/17/2017 from http://aeradivisiona.org/invited-commentary.html. Published, 02/2017.
  • Yoon, I.H. (2016). Trading stories: Middle-class White women teachers and the creation of narratives about students and families in a diverse elementary school. Teachers College Record, 118(2). Published, 05/2016.
  • Martin, A., Yoon, I.H., & Fluckiger, J.J. (2016). Decision-making in school racial conflict: Challenges of leadership for social justice. Journal of Cases in Educational Leadership, 19(2), 12-20. Published, 05/2016.
  • Ota, I.M., and Yoon, I.H. (2014, October 3). Ferguson sparks cross-campus dialogue about racialized police violence. Social Work Helper [blog/website]. Accessed online at http://www.socialworkhelper.com/2014/10/03/ferguson-sparks-cross-campus-dialogue-racialized-police-violence/. An invited column on our campus and community dialogue; invitation extended following Twitter posts and re-tweets from the event. Published, 10/03/2014.
    http://www.socialworkhelper.com/2014/10/03/ferguso...
  • Knapp, M.S., & Yoon, I.H. (2012). Social class and education. In J.A. Banks (ed.), Encyclopedia of Diversity in Education. Sage Publications. Published, 05/2012.
  • Yoon, I.H. (2012). The paradoxical nature of whiteness-at-work in the daily life of schools and teacher communities. Race Ethnicity and Education, 15(5), 587-613. Published, 01/2012.
  • Gallucci, C., Van Lare, M.D., Yoon, I.H., & Boatright, E.B. (2010). Instructional coaching: Building theory about the role and organizational supports for professional learning. American Educational Research Journal, 47(4), 919-963. Published, 12/2010.
  • Boatright, B., Van Lare, M. D., Yoon, I. H. & Gallucci, C. (2010). Instructional Coaching: Building Theory About the Role and Organizational Support for Professional Learning. American Educational Research Association (AERA). Vol. 47(4), 919-963. Published, 2010.
  • Boatright, B., Gallucci, C., Swanson, J., Van Lare, M., & Yoon, I. (2009). Medical residency model goes to school. Journal of Staff Development, 30(3), 18-20, 22. Published, 06/2009.

Research Keywords

  • school turnaround
  • school reform and school improvement
  • school leadership
  • instructional leadership
  • humanizing education
  • equity and excellence
  • Teacher beliefs and practices
  • Social Emotional Learning
  • Race, racism, and whiteness
  • Professional Development
  • Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Class
  • Emotionally Disturbed Education
  • Critical discourse analysis
  • Critical Whiteness Studies

Presentations

  • Community College of Aurora (Colorado). (2018, November). “Humanizing Campus Culture: The Power and Peril of Collective Storytelling” Keynote Speech and workshops for college-wide in-service day for all faculty and staff. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/2018.
  • Vanderbilt University, Peabody College of Education. (2018, February). “Humanizing school culture and inclusion of haunting: New narratives for students of color with emotional and behavioral disabilities.”. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 02/2018.
  • Yoon, I.H., & Barton, A. (2018). Turnaround leaders’ shifting gears in chronos and kairos time. Paper presented at the annual convention of the University Council of Educational Administration, November 14-18, Houston, TX. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/17/2018.
  • Yoon, I.H. (2016). Knowing thy past to chart the future: A centennial look into Whiteness Studies in education then and now. Presentation in Symposium (chair: Cheryl Matias) at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, April 8-12, Washington, DC. Other, Presented, 04/2016.
  • Yoon, I.H., McKinney, A.E., Groth, C.A., & Rorrer, A.K. (2014). Readiness for school improvement as an issue of school climate and leadership: Including the perspectives of students, parents, teachers, and leaders. Presented at the Annual Convention of the University Council of Educational Administration, November 20-23, Washington, DC. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/22/2014.
  • Yoon, I.H. (2014). Trading stories: Middle-class White women teachers and the creation of narratives about students and families in a racially diverse elementary school. Paper presented at the International Conference of the Learning Sciences, June 24-28, Boulder, CO. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 06/28/2014.
  • Yoon, I.H., Groth, C.A., Rorrer, A.K., & McKinney, A.E. (2013). Indicators of Readiness for School Improvement: A Conceptual Framework for Leadership Development and School Support. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the University Council of Educational Administration, November 6-10, Indianapolis, IN. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/2013.
  • Models of External Support for School Improvement to Ignite Transformation and Build Capacity for Equity [session chair]. Symposium session (refereed) at the Annual Convention of the University Council of Educational Administration, November 6-10, Indianapolis, IN. Other, Presented, 11/2013.
  • Yoon, I.H. (2013). Moving through Fields of Power and Identity in Qualitative Research: An Intersectionality Perspective to Reconceptualize Researcher Positionality. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, April 27-May 1, San Francisco, CA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2013.
  • Groth, C.A., Yoon, I.H., & Rorrer, A.K. (2012). Turning Around Low-Performing Schools….From the Outside In? The Roles and Tensions Experienced by External School Support Teams. Ignite! session presentation at the annual convention of the University Council of Educational Administration, November 15-18, Denver, CO. Other, Presented, 11/2012.
  • Yoon, I.H., Groth, C.A., & Rorrer, A.K. (2012). Supporting Leadership Development for Schoolwide Improvement: A Comparative Case Study of Five Principals’ Leadership of Title I Schools Under Program Improvement. Paper presented at the annual convention of the University Council of Educational Administration, November 15-18, Denver, CO. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/2012.
  • Yoon, I.H. (2012). Moving through fields of power and identity in qualitative research: An intersectionality perspective to reconceptualize researcher positionality. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Critical Race Studies in Education Association, May 31-June 2, New York, NY. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 05/2012.
  • Yoon, I.H. (2012). Trading stories: Middle-class White women teachers and the creation of narratives about students and families in a racially diverse elementary school. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Critical Race Studies in Education Association, May 31-June 2, New York, NY. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 05/2012.
  • Yoon, I.H. (2011). On the meanings and functions of silence: How middle-class white women teachers socialize students of color in school. Paper presented at the 2011 annual convention of the University Council of Educational Administration, November 17-20, Pittsburgh, PA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/2011.
  • Yoon, I.H. (2011). On the meanings and functions of silence: How middle-class white women teachers socialize students of color in school. Paper presented at the 2011 annual convention of the University Council of Educational Administration, November 17-20, Pittsburgh, PA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/2011.
  • Yoon, I.H. (2011). Teachers’ and Students’ Negotiation of Middle-Class White Womanhood in Racially, Ethnically, and Linguistically Diverse, Low-Income Classrooms. Paper presented at the 2011 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, April 8-12, New Orleans, LA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2011.
  • Yoon, I.H. (2010). The collective construction of a professional culture: Middle-class white women teachers in a diverse elementary school. Paper presented at the 2010 annual convention of the University Council of Educational Administration, October 27-31, New Orleans, LA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/2010.
  • Knapp, M.S., & Yoon, I.H. (2010). Social class and education. Paper presented at the 2010 annual convention of the University Council of Educational Administration, October 27-31, New Orleans, LA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 10/2010.
  • Yoon, I.H. (2009). The paradoxical nature of whiteness-at-work in the daily life of schools and teacher communities. Paper presented at the 2009 annual conference of the American Educational Studies Association, November 4-8, Pittsburgh, PA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/2009.
  • Yoon, I.H. (2009). Growing a study group’s purposeful conversations to develop skills for equitable instruction and cultural competence. Paper presented at the 2009 annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, April 12-17, San Diego, CA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2009.
  • Van Lare, M.D., & Yoon, I.H. (2009). Digging deeper, going further: A social capital analysis of a professional community in a district-wide literacy initiative. Paper presented at the 2009 annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, April 12-17, San Diego, CA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2009.
  • Gallucci, C., Van Lare, M., Yoon, I., & Boatright, B. (2008). Instructional coaching: Using theory to understand the role and its professional learning challenges. Paper presented at the 2008 annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, March 24-28, New York, NY. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/2008.
  • Yoon, I.H. (2008). Instructional coaching, institutions, and the achievement gap: Using New Institutionalism of Sociology and Critical Race Theory to examine instructional coaching as a district-wide reform. Paper presented at the 2008 annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, March 24-28, New York, NY. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 03/2008.
  • Gallucci, C., Boatright, B., Van Lare, M., & Yoon, I. (2007). District reform and embedded professional development: Learning in the context of practice. Symposium participant at the annual convention of the University Council for Educational Administration, November 2007, Washington, DC. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/2007.
  • Yoon, I.H. (2018). Leadership for humanizing education: Schoolwide inclusion for students of color with emotional and behavioral disabilities. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, April 13-17, New York, NY. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2018.
  • Yoon, I.H., Groth, C.A., Leu, S.E., McKinney, A.E., Rorrer, A.K., Bradley, J.A. (2017). School leaders' readiness for change: Considerations for supporting school turnaround. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, April 27-30, San Antonio, TX. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2017.
  • Yoon, I.H., Leu, S.E., Groth, C.A., McKinney, A.E., Rorrer, A.K., Bradley, J.A. (2017). Leaders’ Efficacy for School Improvement: Building Teacher Collective Efficacy and Improving School Climate under High-Stakes Accountability. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, April 27-30, San Antonio, TX. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2017.
  • AERA Annual Meeting. (2017). David L. Clark Graduate Student Research Seminar in Educational Leadership and Policy, Panel, “The Role of Education Research: Politics and Beyond.” . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/2017.
  • Kalvesmaki, A., & Yoon, I.H. (2016). A school-to-prison pipeline or a system at work? Paper presented at the annual convention of the University Council of Educational Administration, November 20-23, Detroit, MI. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/2016.
  • Yoon, I.H., Groth, C.A., Leu, S.E., McKinney, A.E., Rorrer, A.K., Bradley, J.A. (2016). School leaders’ readiness for change: Considerations for supporting school turnaround. Paper presented at the annual convention of the University Council of Educational Administration, November 20-23, Detroit, MI. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/2016.
  • McKinney, A.E., Groth, C.A., Yoon, I.H., Leu, S.E., Rorrer, A.K., Bradley, J.A. (2016). Leadership placement in turnaround schools: Re-envisioning district human resources practices. Ignite presentation at the annual convention of the University Council of Educational Administration, November 20-23, Detroit, MI. Other, Presented, 11/2016.
  • AERA Annual Meeting. (2016). Jackson Scholars Network Session, “Navigating the Academy” (panelist) . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/2016.
  • Harnessing the power of data in school turnaround. (2015). Symposium session. (Cori A. Groth, symposium chair). Presentation at the Annual Convention of the University Council of Educational Administration, November 20-23, San Diego, CA. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/22/2015.
  • UCEA Annual Convention. (2015). Clark Scholars Session, “From Dissertation to Publication,” Panelist . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/2015.
  • UCEA Annual Convention. (2015). Jackson Scholars Network Recognition Ceremony, Speaker . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/2015.
  • Yoon, I.H., McKinney, A.E., Groth, C.A., & Rorrer, A.K. (2015). Readiness for school improvement as an issue of school climate and leadership capacity: Including the perspectives of students, parents, teachers, and leaders. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, April 16-20, Chicago, IL. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2015.
  • Martin, A., Yoon, I.H., & Fluckiger, J.J. (2015). Decision-making in school racial conflict: Challenges of leadership for social justice. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, April 16-20, Chicago, IL. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2015.
  • AERA Annual Meeting. (2015). Jackson Scholars Alumni Panel, “Navigating the Academy,” Panelist . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/2015.
  • Midwest Critical Whiteness Collective. (2014). “Middle-class White women teachers’ silence and silencing in classroom teaching.” . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 12/2014.
  • UCEA Annual Convention. (2014). “Righting Racial Discourses in an Era of Colorblindness” Critical Conversation Roundtable, Panelist. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 11/2014.
  • Yoon, I.H. & Byrne-Jiménez, M. (2021). The UCEA Art Salon. Innovative workshop session at the annual convention of the University Council for Educational Administration [hybrid conference], November 11-14. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/2021.
  • #Yoon, I.H. (2021). School leadership: Policy, dis/ability, and practice. Symposium with paper presentation at the annual convention of the University Council for Educational Administration [hybrid conference], November 11-14. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/2021.
  • Yoon, I.H. (2021). Patchworks of leadership haunting work for Beloved Community: Heeding hauntings of race and disability, reckoning with something-to-be-done. Paper presentation at the annual convention of the University Council for Educational Administration [hybrid conference], November 11-14. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/2021.
  • Western Governors University (2021, October). “Owning our Asianness and our leadership voices.” Pan Asian OWLS Employee Resource Group. [Keynote workshop] . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 10/2021.
  • Just Education Policy Institute. (2021). Coordinated by Janelle Scott, Sheneka Williams, Elizabeth DeBray, Walker Swain, Richard Blissett, and Neoma Mullens. [Panel] . Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 06/2021.
  • Danzig, A., & O’Brien, C.A., facilitators. (2020). Who decides? Power, disability, and educational administration. Critical Conversation Roundtable at annual convention of University Council for Educational Administration, November 17-19. [Panel]. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/2020.
  • David L. Clark Graduate Student Research Seminar in Educational Leadership and Policy. (2020, April). “The Job Search.” [Panel]. Presentation, Presented, 04/2020.
  • Yoon, I.H. (2019). Haunted trauma narratives of race, disability, and inclusion. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Studies Association, October 30-November 2, Baltimore, MD. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 11/2019.
  • Utah System of Higher Education. (2019, September). “How trauma-informed education changes the school discipline paradigm.” [11th Annual Conference for School Counselors and Administrators. Presented by Dan Harnsberger. Co-developed by Irene H. Yoon.]. Presentation, Presented, 09/2019.
  • Utah System of Higher Education. (2019, September). “Making queer identities visible in K-12: Supporting LGBTQ+ students through inclusive practices.” [11th Annual Conference for School Counselors and Administrators. Presented by Kody Colvin & Alli Martin. Co-developed by Irene H. Yoon.]. Presentation, Presented, 09/2019.
  • UCEA Jackson Scholars Network. (2019, July). “Establishing the Contours of Your Research Agenda.” [Webinar]. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 07/2019.
  • Yoon, I.H. (2019). Haunted inclusion: Centering race, disability, and culture in school transformation. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, April 4-8, Toronto, Ontario. Conference Paper, Refereed, Presented, 04/2019.
  • University of Utah College of Education. (2019, April). “Haunting inclusion: Centering race, disability, and culture in school transformation.” [Research seminar]. Invited Talk/Keynote, Presented, 04/2019.
  • Panelist. “Anti-Racist Educational Leadership Preparation and Practice.” (2019, February). Invitational Conference, "Strengthening Anti-Racist Leaders to Advocate for Racial Equity Amongst Political Uncertainty." Spencer Foundation-sponsored conference, convened by Sarah Diem (University of Missouri) and Anjalé Welton (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign). Chicago, Illinois. Other, Presented, 02/2019.
  • Panelist. Women of Color Academics (WoCA) at the University of Utah. (2019, January). “Pedagogies, Gender & Race.”. Other, Presented, 01/2019.

Grants, Contracts & Research Gifts

  • School Leadership Development Plan. Leadership and Inquiry for Turnaround. PI: Andrea K. Rorrer. Co-PI(s): Paul Koehler; Cori Groth; Mary Peterson; Carlas McCauley; Janice Bradley; Vicki Park; Ashley McKinney; Irene H. Yoon. Utah State Board of Education, 08/2016 - 08/2021. Total project budget to date: $495,825.00
  • LEADERSHIP FOR INCLUSION EBD. PI: YOON,IRENE H. UNIVERSITY OF UTAH RESEARCH FO, 01/01/2016 - 06/30/2017. Total project budget to date: $34,990.00