About Yuha Jung

My name is 

Yuha Jung

I am an associate professor and the director of graduate studies of Arts Administration at the University of Kentucky (UK). I am a devoted educator and researcher, and my research focuses on systems theory and cultural diversity in arts and culture organizations. My work is interdisciplinary including museum studies, arts management, historic preservation, and the law. I have published various peer-reviewed articles, co-edited a book, Systems Thinking in Museums: Theory and Practice, and completed a monograph in 2022, Transforming Museum Management: Evidence-Based Change through Open Systems Theory. I received the National Endowment for the Humanities Research and Development Grant for the project, “Whose History Are We Preserving?: Mapping the Gaps of the National Register of Historic Places from Racial and Ethnic Historical Perspectives (2023).” I recently coedited the Oxford Handbook of Arts and Cultural Management. I was named the University Research Professor at UK for the 2022-2023 academic year. I am also an associate editor for the journal, Museum Management and Curatorship.

I primarily teach financial management for arts organizations at undergraduate level. For our PhD program, I teach a course on organization theories as well as guide students through their dissertation processes.

I am originally from South Korea where I got a BFA in painting from Yeungnam University. I also have an MA in Museum Studies from Syracuse University, an MPA from the University of Georgia, and a PhD in Art Education from the Pennsylvania State University with an emphasis on museum education and management. I am pursuing a part-time JD with an expected graduation of May 2024.