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Jung-ah Choi,

Assistant Professor of Education

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Jung-ah Choi is an assistant professor in the School of Education at St. Peter’s University. Prior to St. Peter’s, she taught at Grand Valley State University (2003 – 2007), Governors State University IL (2008 – 2010), and Walden University(2011-2014). She received her Ph.D and MA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; BA from Seoul National University, Korea.

Her scholarship has focused on institutional, social and epistemological critical theory perspectives to bear on educational/social equity issues. Her works appear in British Journal of Sociology of Education, Urban Review, International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, Educational Foundations, and Studying Teacher Education. Her present research focuses on teacher education issues in relation to equity and racial justice.

Career & Accomplishments


  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Ph. D.

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, M.A.

  • Seoul National University, B.A.


Capstone course: A qualitative view into instructors’ role and teaching practices.
J. Choi and R. Galeshi – International Journal of Teacher Education and Professional Development, 2020

Am I Supposed to Create Knowledge?: Pedagogical Challenges of Doctoral Mentors.
J Choi – Educational Process: International Journal (EDUPIJ), 2019

Teaching Vulnerably: Pedagogical Strategies for Immigrant Professors.
J Choi- Voices of Asian Americans in America’s Higher Education: Unheard Stories, Information Age Publishing, 2018

Why I am not Involved: Parent Involvement from Parent’s Perspective.
J Choi – Phi Delta Kappan , 2017

A Self Study on the Teaching of Action Research in a University Context.
J Choi- Studying Teacher Education, 2011

No Alternative? Experiments in South Korean Education
J Choi, Abelmann, Nancy, Jin Park-Berkeley: Global, Area, and International Archive. University of California Press, 2012

A second-chance high school: Second-class internalization and stratification in South Korea
J Choi- No Alternative? Experiments in South Korean Education, Berkeley: Global, Area, and International Archive. University of California Press, 2011

Reading educational philosophy in Freedom Writers
J Choi- The Clearing House, 2009

Unlearning Color-blind ideology in education class
J Choi- Educational Foundations,2008

Inventing memories: Returnees’ retrospective narratives of street experiences
J Choi-The Urban Review,2005

Doing a Poststructural Ethnography in Life History of Dropouts in South Korea: Methodological Ruminations on Subjectivity, Positionality, and Reflexivity
J Choi- International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 2006

New Generation’s Career Aspirations and New ways of Marginalization in a Postindustrial Economy
J Choi- British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2005

Disrupting the discourses of high school dropouts in South Korea
J Choi- Educational Practice and Theory, 2004

Attack at The Gas Station: Classical Melodrama Meets Youth Comedy
J Choi, Abelmann- New Korean Cinema Edinburgh University Press, 2005

Recollecting Memories, Reconfiguring Identities, Rereinforcing Class Schooling Stories of Alternative High School Students in South Korea
J Choi-ERIC document.,2003

Expelled Students, Class, Identity. Kyoyukbipyong
J Choi-Seoul, Korea: Kyoyukbipyong, 2002

Theoretical and Practical Legacies Of Dewey And Broudy: A Competing Framework on Aesthetic Education
J Choi-Arts and Learning Research, 2001

In Search of Silenced Voices: Identity Construction of Returning Dropouts in Korea<
J Choi- The Korean society for the Study of Anthropology of Education, Seoul, Korea, 2000

Campus Weather Update

Due to the State of Emergency issued by Governor Murphy, campus will close today at 2:00 p.m. All in-person classes after 2:00 p.m. are canceled. Any online classes will still meet.