Dr. Sung Tae Jang is Assistant Professor in the Department of Education Policy and Leadership at the Education University of Hong Kong. His research suggests critical implications for policies and leadership for social justice, school finance, and school culture to create more just schools. As a critical quantitative researcher and social justice scholar, Dr. Jang’s research makes excluded groups in education policy more visible and answers the critical question of whose voices are still unheard. His work is published inAmerican Education Research Journal, Race Ethnicity and Education, American Journal of Education, Educational Policy, Urban Education, and Education Policy Analysis Archives. His teaching focuses on preparing his students to be effective leaders, educators, and scholars who can contribute to the realization of educational equity and social justice.
Prior to completing his PhD in the Department of Education Policy and Leadership at the University of Minnesota, Dr. Jang served for seven years as an elementary school teacher in South Korea. Dr. Jang was nationally selected as one of the Graduate Fellow and Policy Associates sponsored by the University Council for Educational Administration in the United States. He was also the 2019 AERA SIG Research on Women and Education Selma Greenberg Outstanding Dissertation Award winner, 2018 AERA SIG Research on the Education of Asian and Pacific Americans Outstanding Dissertation Award winner, as well as 2019 Rising Alumni Award recipient at the University of Minnesota.