SoYoung Kang, PhD

SoYoung Kang, PhD

Adjunct Professor

SoYoung Kang is an adjunct professor at Gwynedd Mercy University. Prior to this, she was a tenured Associate Professor of Education at Westminster College in New Wilmington, Pennsylvania and an Assistant Professor at Ohio University. She received her MEd in Community Counseling in Education and her PhD in Cultural Studies in Education from the University of Tennessee. 

Her PhD dissertation, “A Comparative Philosophical Study of Care Theory in Western and Korean Cultures and their Educational Implications,” is an analysis of the comparison of the feminist care theory from Euro-Western and Black feminist theory to Korean perspectives on care. 

Dr. Kang teaches both undergraduate and graduate students. Courses that she has taught include English Language Learners, Diversity within Family, School, and Community Partnership, Education and Cultural Diversity, Effective Communication for Educators, Cross-Cultural Perspectives and Educational Leadership, Organizational Research and Theory Development, Foundations of Education, School, Society and the Professional Educator, Honors Research, Student Teaching Supervision, and Professional Studies: Teachers, Schools, and Society.

Her field of interest includes multicultural education, comparative education, culturally responsive teaching, cultural studies, social justice issues in education, care theory, philosophy of education, and English Language Learners (ELL).

Dr. Kang has presented at many professional conferences and has published numerous articles in national/international journals, newspapers, and books.