Dr. Yuha Jung is an Assistant Professor of Arts Administration at the University of Kentucky. She is a devoted arts educator, museum scholar, and qualitative researcher. She holds a BFA in painting from Yeungnam University in South Korea, MA in Museum Studies from Syracuse University, MPA from University of Georgia, and PhD in Art Education from the Pennsylvania State University with an emphasis on museum education and management. While working on her PhD at Penn State, Dr. Jung taught both face-to-face and online courses and managed a nonprofit teaching gallery, Edwin W. Zoller Gallery for three years, where she coordinated with many university departments, faculty members, students, and artists.
Dr. Jung’s research interests center around cultural diversity, engaging diverse audiences, systems theory, organizational structure, fundraising, and qualitative research methodologies in arts and cultural studies. Dr. Jung has published various articles in the following peer-reviewed journals: Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society, Museum Management and Curatorship, International Journal of the Inclusive Museum, Studies in Art Education, Qualitative Inquiry, and SAGE Research Methods Cases. She continues to be an active participant in national and international academic and professional discussions through her presentations and publications.
A former painter for many years, Dr. Jung now uses textiles as her art-making medium and values traditional art-making and crafts of sewing and knitting. She especially enjoys constructing garments such as jackets, coats, and dresses.