2023 – 2026 Presidential Teaching Professor

Kyung-Eun Yoon, Principal Lecturer, Modern Languages, Linguistics, and Intercultural Communication

Kyung-Eun Yoon is known by her colleagues for her dedication to teaching, her compassionate mentorship, and her strong leadership, which make her a catalyst for change. She connects with students and strengthens our community while teaching in the Korean program, mentoring undergraduate global studies and Asian studies students, and advising doctoral students in the language, literacy, and culture and human-centered computing programs. Yoon recently published Complaining as a Sociocultural Activity: Examining How and Why in Korean Interaction. She earned her B.A in German and English education from Seoul National University and her Ph.D. in educational psychology, second language acquisition, and teacher education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.