Jakyung Seo Recieves 2017 President's Faculty Excellence Award
Faculty member Jakyung Seo is a recipient of Kent State University's 2017 President's Excellence Award. The award, established in 2015, recognizes faculty excellence on a national and international level.
Professor Seo is an associate professor of lighting design and is the coordinator of the School of Theatre and Dance's Design and Technology program. She is the founder and coordinator of the Porthouse Theatre International Academy. She has served as lighting designer for professional productions in New York City, Paris, Seoul, Romania, Japan and Scotland. She also served as a programmer for Busan International Performing Arts Festival (BIFAF) in Busan, Korea. Since 2014, her students have won three first-place awards and three third-place awards at national lighting design competitions.