Texas Tech University

Jin Kyeong Jung, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Curriculum & Instruction

Email: jinjung@ttu.edu

Phone: 806-834-1340

Office: Education 322

Jin Kyeong Jung is Assistant Professor in Language, Diversity, and Literacy Studies at Texas Tech University. She earned a Ph.D. in Literacy, Culture, and International Education at the University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education. Her interdisciplinary research agenda lies at the intersection of literacy, language, and technology to promote equity, access, inclusion, and diversity. She is particularly interested in digital literacies, youth civic engagement, education in global contexts, and multilingual adolescents and adults. In her recent work, she has worked closely with adolescents and their teachers in different countries to connect them globally using multiple languages and modes for social change. Dr. Jung's work focusing on immigrant adults at workplaces has been honored by the 2022 J. Michael Parker Award at the Literacy Research Association for her contribution to adult literacy research. She has also been selected as a Fellow with the Literacy Research Association STAR mentoring program (2022-2024). 

Jin Kyeong Jung, Ph.D.


  • Ph.D. Literacy, Culture, and International Education, University of Pennsylvania
  • M.Ed. English Language Education, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
  • M.A. Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching, King's College London

Areas of Expertise

  • Digital Literacies
  • Multilingual adolescents and adults' language and literacy practices
  • Education in Global Contexts

Selected Publications

Jung, J. K. (2022). Cosmopolitan language practices toward change: A case from a South Korean high school. Annual Review of Applied Linguistics,  42, 64–70.

Jung, J. K. (2022). Creating a liminal writing class for multilingual adolescent writers. In M. Lesley, R. Saldana, J. Smit, & J. K. Jung (Eds.), Liminal spaces of writing: Useful writing for adolescents and adults (pp. 103–114). Lexington Books.

Jung. J. K. (2018). Transnational women's online literacies: Writing as social action. In B. Guzzetti, T. Bean, & J. D. Bean (Eds.), Literacies, sexualities, and gender: Understanding identities from preschool to adulthood (pp. 198-208). New York, NY: Routledge.

Stornaiuolo, A., & Jung, J. K. (2017). Public engagement and digital authoring: Korean adolescent write for/as action. In R. Naqvi & J. Rowsell (Eds.), Literacy in transcultural, cosmopolitan times (pp. 102-116). New York, NY: Routledge.

Angay-Crowder, T., Albers, P., Pace, C., Jung, J. K., Hwang, J., & Pang, M. (2014). GCLR web seminars as a venue for transformative educational policy. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 58(3), 189-191.  

Jung, J. K., & Yoon, H. (2010). Writing to read: The impact of English writing tasks on reading comprehension. Korean Journal of Applied Linguistics, 26(3), 143-164.