Ji-Yeung (jee-young) Jang, Ph.D., is currently serving as Interim Executive Director for Global Affairs where she provides executive oversight to the Office of Global Affairs, the Office of Global Opportunities, and International Student and Faculty Services. Serving as senior international officer, Dr. Jang promotes globalization at OHIO through creating and fostering activities and initiatives that support global teaching, experiential learning, research, and engagement throughout the university. She also provides leadership to develop and manage international strategic partnerships, cultivate relationships with domestic and international alumni pertinent to the global mission, and advise and support taskforces and committees advancing OHIO’s global strategy. She has worked in the field of international education for more than 17 years and promoted the global understanding and perspectives in higher education.
Prior to joining Ohio University, Dr. Jang worked at the Office of International Student and Scholar Services at the University of Minnesota where she also worked as evaluation specialist at the Institute for Global Studies and chaired the pan-university internationalization metrics subcommittee. She co-authored NAFSA’s Core Education Program curriculum of applied research. Dr. Jang received her doctorate in comparative and international development education from the University of Minnesota and presented at numerous professional conferences.