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Dr. Cheong is an Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Kansas (KU). She was a visiting professor at Stanford University in the Department of Biology and the Woods Institute for the Environment during her KU years.  She received her Ph.D. in Geography from the University of Washington, where she also earned M.A. degrees in Marine Affairs and International Studies. She earned her B.A. in English from Yonsei University in Korea, and was an exchange student at Reed College in Portland, Oregon.  She was a Lead Author of the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) Special Report on managing climate extremes, and is currently a Contributing Author of the IPCC 5th Assessment Report. Her recent award includes the NSF CAREER award.


5.13-20  Int’l Symposium: Effects of Climate Change on the World’s Oceans, PICES/ICES/IOC, Yeosu, Korea

5.8  Received NSF CAREER Award titled “Community Adaptation to Changing Environmental Disasters”

2.17-21 Organized a symposium titled “Vulnerability and Adaptation to Oil Spills”  at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in Vancouver 2012

2.10-12  Organization Science Winter Conference, Steamboat Springs, Colorado

10.6-14  Field Work in Louisiana on the social-ecological impact of oiled marshes

9.29  “Coastal Adaptation to Climate Change” at the KU NSF IGERT colloquium

9.21-23 Meeting of the Minds Conference, Boulder, Colorado