About Us

We are Asian American scholars, former classroom teachers, and current teacher educators who won the American Educational Research Association’s Division K (Teaching and Teacher Education) Innovations in Research Award in 2024. Learn more about individual publications and accomplishments below.

Sohyun An 

Favorite Comfort Foods: Every Korean dish my mom makes, particularly Chueotang, pajeon, sikhye 

Favorite Guilty Pleasures: K-dramas (romantic comedy in particular)   

 

Awards

2023 Outstanding Paper Award, Social Studies Research Special Interest Group (SIG), AERA

2023 Kipchoge Neftali Kirkland Social Justice Award, College and University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies. 

2022 Distinguished Researcher Award, Research on the Education of Asian Pacific Americans SIG, AERA

2022 Distinguished Professor Award, Kennesaw State University 

2022 Outstanding Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Award, Bagwell College of Education, KSU

2021 Outstanding Research Award, Kennesaw State University 

2020 Outstanding Teaching Award, Kennesaw State University 

2016 Outstanding Faculty Early Career Award, Kennesaw State University 

2015 Career Service Adviser Award, Kennesaw State University 

 

Selected Publications 

Esther June Kim 

Favorite Comfort Foods: Anything potato, cookies & cream ice cream, Tteok-bokki, my mom’s dduk-kuk

Favorite Guilty Pleasures: Great British Baking Show, candy corn, and Cadbury creme eggs

Selected Publications

 

Noreen Naseem Rodríguez 

Favorite Comfort Foods: Haleem, pancit, pandesal, cheese puffs

Favorite Guilty Pleasures: Point Break and reality TV (Love is Blind)

Awards

2024 Early Career Award, Association for Asian American Studies

2022 Outstanding Paper Award, Social Studies Research Special Interest Group (SIG), AERA

2021 Early Career Award, College & University Faculty Assembly of the National Council for the Social Studies

2021 Early Career Award, Research on the Education of Asian Pacific Americans SIG, AERA

2019 Early Career Award, Children's Literature Assembly, National Council for Teachers of English

2017 Larry Metcalf Exemplary Dissertation Award, National Council for the Social Studies

2010 Teacher of the Year, Dawson Elementary, Austin Independent School District

Selected Publications

Rodríguez, N. N. (2015). Teaching Angel Island through historical empathy and poetry. Social Studies and the Young Learner, 27(3), 22-25.