Photo caption: Associate Professor Sue Kasun and College of Education & Human Development Dean Paul Alberto pose for a photo at the college’s Faculty Awards Luncheon on March 31.
story by Claire Miller
G. Sue Kasun, associate professor in the Department of Middle and Secondary Education, is the 2022 recipient of the College of Education & Human Development’s Innovation in International Education Faculty Award.
The college’s annual faculty awards celebrate excellence in three areas: teaching, service to the profession and community, and research and scholarship. Awardees have published extensively, mentored numerous educators and peers, secured significant grant funding, and represented Georgia State University and the college in school systems, community organizations and in their disciplines.
The Innovation in International Education Faculty Award recognizes a full-time faculty member in the college for their outstanding achievement in international education.
Kasun is an associate professor of language education and the director of the college’s Center for Transnational and Multilingual Education. She has extensively researched with Mexican-origin populations for over two decades. Her work is multi-sited, situated in sending and receiving communities spanning the U.S.-Mexican border, highlighting the trans-nationalism of many immigrant communities. Her co-edited book, “Applying Anzalduan Frameworks to Understand Transnational Youth Identities: Bridging Culture, Language and Schooling at the U.S.-Mexican Border,” was published this year by Routledge. Kasun has focused on Mexican-origin populations’ ways of knowing and intersections with language education and how Mexican origin youth have performed in schools, including through a Fulbright Award to Mexico during the 2017-2018 school year. Her research is published in many education journals, including Teachers College Record, Anthropology and Education Quarterly and TESOL Quarterly. Kasun has just completed a pilot study about native science curriculum she co-developed with Indigenous colleagues in Mexico and submitted a National Science Foundation proposal based on this work in order to expand the curriculum to the national level.
Kasun was recognized with the other CEHD awardees at the college’s Faculty Awards Luncheon on March 31.
To learn more about the awards, visit https://education.gsu.edu/cehd-faculty-awards.