Ph.D., Arts Administration, Education, and Policy, The Ohio State University (2019)
M.A., Arts Administration, Teachers College, Columbia University (2013)
B.A., Journalism, Ewha Womans University (2008)
Youngaah Koh is an Assistant Professor of Arts Management and Arts Entrepreneurship. As an educator and mentor, she is passionate about cultivating arts managers and advocates who are empathetic critical thinkers. Youngaah has taught undergraduate courses including Policy and Advocacy in the Arts, Cultural Equity in the Arts, and Introduction to Arts Management at Miami since 2019.
Youngaah is a scholar who engages in collaborations with the community and internationally through her research. Her research encompasses cultural policy and advocacy; and the intersection of arts management and technology; and arts management education and pedagogy. Some of her current research projects include a paradigm shift in considering arts advocacy; mapping the role of cultural policy in the Korean Wave; and the implications of AI in arts management education.
Youngaah serves leadership roles in the field as an elected board member of the Association of Arts Administration Education (AAAE) and a Director of International Cooperation with the Korean Society of Arts and Cultural Management (KOSACM).
Before her career in higher education, Youngaah worked at the Korean National Commission for UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, Cultural Organization), where she engaged in the design and implementation of international cultural policy. She coordinated multiple cooperative projects with countries in the Asia-Pacific region to help safeguard, revitalize their traditional arts and culture. Youngaah also has a background in arts and business journalism.
Outside of campus, Youngaah’s entrepreneurial endeavors have led to independent consulting, and owning a property management business and a community organization with her husband. She also loves to travel the world with her family to explore new places and perspectives, and experience arts and cultures.