Education

Ph.D. student, Education Policy, Organization and Leadership, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.A., TESL (with Teaching Licensure, K-12), Carson-Newman University
B.A., English Education, Kyungpook National University, South Korea

Awards

Linda Lotto Memorial Award, College of Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2017-2018)
Illinois Distinguished Fellowship, the Graduate College, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2017-2022)
AILACTE Graduate Student Scholar Award, The Association of Independent Liberal Arts Colleges for Teacher Education (2016)
Knox County Retired Teachers Association Educational Scholarship (2015)
First Prize in Teaching & Research Competition, Daegu Metropolitan City Department of Education, South Korea (2012)
Secretary of Education Award for Outstanding Teacher, Award area: School Reform, Korean Department of Education (2007)
First Prize, Teacher Certification Training Program, Daegu Department of Education, South Korea (2001)
Superintendent Award for Outstanding Teacher, Award area: Teaching & Learning, Daegu Metropolitan City Department of Education, South Korea (1998)

Fun Fact

I enjoy woodworking, traveling, playing the guitar, tennis, baseball, table tennis, and singing from Beatles to contemporary Christian music.

What do you like best about your job?

With a background in career counseling and teaching high school students for 17 years, I am now excited about my new opportunity to assist students in a higher education institution through research and counseling.