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President

President

Hangtae Cho, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Morse-Alumni Distinguished University Teacher and Director of Korean
Department of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
220 Folwell Hall
9 Pleasant Street, S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455

 President@aatk.org

Executive Secretary

Executive Secretary

Mijeong Kim, Ed.D.

Teaching Professor and Korean Language Coordinator
East Asian Languages and Cultures
Washington University in St. Louis
Box 1111 One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MS 63130

ExecutiveSecretary@aatk.org

Treasurer

Treasurer

Hi-Sun Kim, Ph.D.

Senior Preceptor and Director of the Korean Language Program
Dept. of East Asian Languages & Civilizations
Harvard University
5 Bryant St.
Cambridge, MA 02138

Treasurer@aatk.org

Communications Officer

Communications Officer

Kyung-Eun Yoon, Ph.D.

Coordinator and Senior Lecturer of Korean
Dept. of Modern Languages, Linguistics, & Intercultural Communication
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Baltimore, MD 21250

aatk@aatk.org

Members of the Executive Board
(3-year term)

[2023-2026]

Myounghee Cho

Assistant Professor of Instruction in Korean
Dept. of Modern Languages and Cultures
University of Rochester
430 Lattimore Hall
500 Joseph C. Wilson Blvd.
Rochester, NY 14627

Sorin Huh, Ph.D.

Associate Teaching Professor in Korean
Dept. of Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures
Emory University
320 Modern Languages Building
532 Kilgo Circle
Atlanta, GA 30322

Seongyeon Ko, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Korean Language and Linguistics
Director of Korean Studies Program
Dept. of Classical, Middle Eastern, and Asian Languages and Cultures
Queens College, City University of New York
65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing, NY 11367-1597

[2022-2025]

Hee Ju, Ph.D.

Continuing Lecturer
Dept. of Asian Languages and Cultures
University of California, Los Angeles
290 Royce Hall, Box 951540
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1540

Sun-Hee Lee, Ph.D.

Professor
Director of Korean Program
Dept. of East Asian Languages and Cultures
Wellesley College
106 Central St.
Wellesley, MA 02481

Jayoung Song, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Korean Language/Linguistics
Dept. of Asian Studies
Pennsylvania State University
201 Old Botany Bldg.
University Park, PA 16802

[2021-2024]

Ji-Young Jung, Ed.D.

Lecturer in Korean
Dept. of East Asian Languages and Cultures
Columbia University
1140 Amsterdam Ave.
New York, NY 10027

Hakyoon Lee, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Director, Korean Program
Dept. of World Languages and Cultures
Georgia State University
25 Park Place Floor 19
Atlanta, GA 30303

Heather Yoo

Vice President of K-12 Korean Language Teachers’ Association in U.S.A.
Korean Language Teacher
Granada Hills Charter High School
10535 Zelzah Ave.
Granada Hills, CA 91344

KLA editorial board
 Editor-in-Chief

Editor-in-Chief

Minju Kim, Ph.D.

Professor of Korean Language and Linguistics
Program Coordinator of Asian Studies
Dept. of Modern Languages and Literatures
Claremont McKenna College
850 Columbia Ave.
Claremont, CA 91711-6420

Graduate Student Representative
Ph.D. student

Ph.D. student

Eunjeong Ahn

Dept. of Applied Linguistics and ESL
Georgia State University
25 Park Place NE
Atlanta, GA 30303

Past Presidents

9th President: 2018-2021

Dr. Joowon Suh

Director of Korean Language Program and Senior Lecturer
Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
Columbia University
New York, NY 10027

8th President: 2015-2018

Dr. Sahie Kang

Professor and Director
The School of Korean
Middlebury College
Middlebury, Vermont 05753

7th President: 2012-2015

Dr. Hae-Young Kim

Professor of the Practice
Dept. of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
Box 90414
Duke University
Durham, NC 27708

6th President: 2009-2012

Dr. Hyo Sang Lee

Associate Professor
Dept. of East Asian Languages & Cultures
Goodbody Hall 229
Indiana University
Bloomington, IN 47405

5th President: 2006-2009

Dr. Young-mee Yu Cho

Associate Professor
Dept. of Asian Languages and Cultures
330 Scott Hall CAC
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

4th President: 2003-2006

Dr. Hye-Sook Wang

Associate Professor
East Asian Studies, Box 1850
Brown University
Providence, RI 02912

3rd President: 2000-2003

Dr. Joe Jungno Ree

Professor Emeritus
Dept. of Modern Languages and Linguistics
Florida State University
225 Ruffed Grouse Way
Duluth, GA 30097

2nd President: 1997-2000

Dr. Yoo-Sang Rhee

Professor and Chair Emeritus
Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC)

1st President: 1994-1997

Dr. Ho-min Sohn

Professor Emeritus
Dept. of East Asian Languages and Literatures
Moore Hall 382,1890 East-West Rd.
Honolulu, HI 96822

Korean Special Interest Group at ACTFL

Chair [2022-2023]

Jaemin Roh, Ed.D.

Senior Lecturer

Dept. of World Languages and Literatures
Boston University

Past Chair [2021-2022]

Sandra Song, Ed.D.

Principal

Thomas Jefferson Elementary School
Anaheim Elementary School District

Past Chair [2020-2021]

Angela Lee-Smith, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer II

Dept. of East Asian Languages and Literatures
Yale University
P.O. Box 208308
New Haven, CT 06520-8308

Past Chair [2017-2019]

Hee-Sun Kim, Ph.D.

Coordinator and Lecturer
Korean Language Program
Knight Building, Rm 314
Stanford, CA 94305

Past Chair [2015-2017]

Dr. Namhee Lee

Associate Professor
Modern Languages & Literatures
CSULA
King Hall D 1054 A3032

Past Chair [2012-2015]

Dr. Sahie Kang

Professor and Director
The School of Korean
Middlebury College
Middlebury, Vermont 05753

Past Chair [2009-2012]

Dr. Sungdai Cho

· Director, Center for Korean Studies
· Project Director, Academy of Korean Studies Grant
· State University of New York at Binghamton

Past Chair [2006-2009]

Dr. Sahie Kang

Professor and Director
The School of Korean
Middlebury College
Middlebury, Vermont 05753

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