- Lieber Memorial Associate Instructor Award (1997)
Jean Harold Shin was raised in both Statesboro, Georgia, and Seoul, Korea, and received his B.A. in 1991 from the University of Virginia. He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. at Indiana University-Bloomington.
Shin is currently an Assistant Professor of Sociology at McDaniel College (formerly Western Maryland College) in Westminster, Maryland, where he teaches courses in Work and Occupations, Urban Sociology, and Technology and Social Change.
Shin served as Acting Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at McDaniel College in the fall of 2001, and is currently involved in research on minority-owned business development in Carroll County, Maryland. He is a member of the Editorial Board of Teaching Sociology as well as the National Advisory Board of the Preparing Future Faculty (PFF) program.