UKNow is highlighting the College of Kentucky’s 2022-23 College Analysis Professors. Established by the Board of Trustees in 1976, the professorship program acknowledges excellence throughout the complete spectrum of analysis, scholarship and inventive endeavors at UK.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 1, 2022) — Yuha Jung, Ph.D., affiliate professor and director of graduate research within the College of Kentucky School of Positive Arts, has been named one in every of 14 College Analysis Professors for 2022-23.

The College Analysis Professorship Awards honor college members who’ve demonstrated excellence that addresses scientific, social, cultural and financial challenges in our area and around the globe. Every College Analysis Professor, nominated based mostly on standards set by school management, receives a one-year award of $10,000.

“I really feel so honored to be named a College Analysis Professor. I’m grateful for my colleague who nominated me for this award and can’t thank my colleagues sufficient for making a supportive and inventive setting the place we will do impactful analysis collectively,” Jung stated. “Getting this award implies that I can focus extra on collaborative analysis initiatives with my colleagues within the subsequent yr or so.”

Jung’s analysis within the Division of Arts Administration focuses on arts and cultural administration, particularly by way of their accessibility and inclusiveness for all individuals throughout the communities through which the museums and organizations serve.

“I concentrate on arts and tradition from an open methods perspective, the place a corporation is an undivided a part of its bigger group and its social, financial, political, academic and authorized environments,” Jung stated. “My major focus has been artwork museums, though I’ve been researching different sorts of arts and heritage administration over the previous few years.”

By means of her work, Jung gives examined, helpful fashions for governing and working museums and cultural heritage websites (and different sorts of arts organizations) that may be extra inclusive of various group wants, pursuits and views. An instance of this work is in her most up-to-date undertaking, through which she and her workforce are quantitatively and qualitatively analyzing the record of properties within the Nationwide Register of Historic Locations.

“Working with colleagues on campus from many alternative departments and different exterior organizations that target historic preservation, we need to determine whether or not preservation discrepancies happen the place the histories and cultures from minority teams are much less prone to be preserved (which our preliminary end result helps), discover causes for such discrepancies and recommend treatments to shut these gaps,” Jung stated. “The College Analysis Professor award will assist this undertaking in addition to my different writing and edited e-book initiatives presently below contract.”

Jung has printed quite a few peer-reviewed articles in journals together with Journal of Arts Administration, Legislation, and Society; Museum Administration and Curatorship; Research in Artwork Training; and Qualitative Inquiry. She additionally co-edited the e-book, “Programs Pondering in Museums: Concept and Observe,” and not too long ago printed a monograph, “Remodeling Museum Administration: Proof-Based mostly Change by way of Open Programs Concept.”

Moreover, Jung was the 2017 recipient of the Wallace Basis Content material Competitors Award and is presently working as a lead editor on the Oxford Handbook for Arts and Cultural Administration.

She actively participates in her area and group by serving as an affiliate editor for Museum Administration and Curatorship and a board member for the Affiliation of Arts Administration Educators, in addition to the Bann Yun Lexington Korean Cultural Middle.

Her current contract-based work contains benchmarking analysis on administration insurance policies of home and historic museums within the U.S. for the Abroad Korean Cultural Basis USA, which is a part of the South Korean authorities.

She holds a B.F.A. in portray from Yeungnam College, an M.A. in museum research from Syracuse College, an M.P.A. from College of Georgia and a Ph.D. in artwork training from Penn State College.

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