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Moon, Seungho

Title/s: Associate Professor

Specialty Area: Curriculum Studies & Curriculum Theories; Cross-cultural Conversation; Diversity and Justice Issues in Education; Research Methodology (Qualitative Research, Narrative Research)

Office #: Lewis Towers 1146, WTC

Phone: 312-915-7403

E-mail: smoon3@luc.edu

CV Link: Moon CV


Seungho Moon, Ed.D., is an assistant professor in Teaching and Learning. Before joining LUC in 2015, he was an assistant professor of Curriculum Studies at Oklahoma State University for four years. His research and passion center on releasing the social imagination for promoting equity and justice in education by interrogating interdisciplinary knowledge in Curriculum Studies and transnational theories. Projects in this vein encompass investigating cutting-edge discourse in curriculum and instruction, developing innovative research methodologies, and advancing cross-cultural conversation in the field of Curriculum Studies.

“Look at things as if they could be otherwise…” (Maxine Greene)


  • Ed.D. Teachers College, Columbia University

Program Areas

  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Teaching, Learning, and Leading with Schools and Communities

Research Interests

  • Curriculum studies and theorizing
  • Qualitative research methodologies
  • Cross cultural conversation and transnational inquiry

Professional & Community Affiliations

  • American Association for Advancement of Curriculum Studies (AAACS) - Treasurer
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
    • AERA SIG-Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism in Education (CTBE)-Membership Committee Chair
  • Korean Association for the Qualitative Inquiry (KAQI), Executive Board Member

Courses Taught

  • CIEP 440 Curriculum and Instruction
  • CIEP 521 Curriculum Theory and Research
  • TLLSC 340 Teaching and Learning in an Area of Specialization
                 (International Baccalaureate-Primary Years Programme)
  • TLLSC 350 Teaching and Learning with a Global Framework


  • Michael B. Salwen Scholar. Awarded by the Korean American Educational Research Association (2013)
  • 2013 Educational Studies Taylor and Francis Paper of the Year Honorable Mention for the paper, “Elusive images of the other: A post-colonial analysis of south Korean World history”
  • 2015 International Education and Outreach Excellence Award, College of Education, Oklahoma State University (nominated)

Selected Publications

  • Moon, S. (2016). “Active citizenship is an awesome party!” Creating in-between spaces for the school-community-university partnership. Teaching Artist Journal, 14(3). 145-153.
  • Moon, S. (2016). Donghak, self/other, and social transformation: Towards diverse curriculum discourses on equity and justice. Educational Philosophy and Theory, DOI: 10.1080/00131857.2016.1216386
  • Moon, S., & Strople, C. (2016). (Im)possible identity: Autoethnographic (re)presentation. The Qualitative Report. 21(7), 1320-1350. Retrieved from http://nsuworks.nova.edu/tqr/vol21/iss7/10.
  • Moon, S. (2015).  Wuwei (non-action) philosophy and actions: Rethinking “actions” in school reform.  Educational Philosophy and Theory. 47(5), 455-473.
  • Mills, A. & Moon, S. (2014). Teaching equity through “Gatsby” in the age of CCSS. English Journal: National Council of Teachers of English. 104(2). 86-92.
  • Kim, Y.C., Moon, S., & Joo, J. H. (2013). Elusive images of the Other: A postcolonial analysis of South Korean history textbooks. Educational Studies. 49(3). 213-246.
  • Moon, S. (2013). Tasanhak, Korean Neo-Confucianism, and curriculum studies: Complicating conversations in human nature, knowledge, and justice. Journal of Association of the Advancement of Curriculum Studies. 9(1). 1-18. http://www.uwstout.edu/soe/jaaacs/upload/v9_Moon.pdf.
  • Moon, S. (2012).  Cultural translation: Cultural discourse with/in Internationalization of curriculum studies. Transnational Curriculum Inquiry, 9(1), 1-19. http://nitinat.library.ubc.ca/ojs/index.php/tci
  • Moon, S. (2012). Disciplinary images of “Korean-ness”: Autobiographical interrogations on the panopticon. SAGE Open, 2(3), 1-12. doi: 10.1177/2158244012455649.