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President

President

Joowon Suh, Ed.D.

. Director, Korean Language Program
· Senior Lecturer
· Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
· Columbia University
· 407 Kent Hall
· 1140 Amsterdam Ave. MC 3907
· New York, NY 10027

js604@columbia.edu

Executive Secretary

Executive Secretary

Mee-Jeong Park, Ph.D.

· Associate Professor & Department Chair
· East Asian Languages and Literatures
· University of Hawaii at Manoa
· Moore Hall 353, Honolulu, HI 96822

(808) 956-2052
meejeong@hawaii.edu

Treasurer

Treasurer

Bumyong Choi, Ph.D

· Senior Lecturer / Director of Korean Studies
· Dept. of Russian and East Asian Languages and Cultures
· Emory University
· 532 Kilgo Cir. Atlanta GA 30322

(404) 727-6428
Bumyongchoi@emory.edu

Newsletter Editor & Webmaster

Newsletter Editor & Webmaster

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

(410) 455-2807
kyoon@umbc.edu

Members of the Executive Board
(3-year term)

[2020-2023]

Ho Jung Choi, Ph.D.

· Senior Lecturer
· Director, Korean Language Program
· Dept. of East Asian Studies
· Princeton University
· 211 Jones Hall
· Princeton NJ 08544

hochoi@princeton.edu

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

(617) 495-5928
hisun@fas.harvard.edu

Danielle O. Pyun, Ph.D.

· Associate Professor of Korean
· Dept. of East Asian Languages & Literatures
· The Ohio State University
· 398 Hagerty Hall
· 1775 College Road
· Columbus, OH 43065


 pyun.7@osu.edu

[2019-2022]

Insung Ko, Ph.D.

· Teaching Assistant Professor in Korean Language
· Dept. of East Asian Languages & Literatures
· George Washington University
· 801 22nd Street, NW
· Rome Hall 461
· Washington, DC 20052

(202) 994-6723
insungko@gwu.edu

Mina Lee, Ph.D

· Professor and Dean
· Asian School II (Korean)
· Undergraduate Education, DLIFLC
· Presidio of Monterey, CA

(831) 242-5246
minausc@gmail.com

Ms. Meejeong Song

· Senior Lecturer/Coordinator Korean Language Program
· Department of Asian Studies
· Cornell University
· 388A Rockefeller Hall
· Ithaca, NY 14853

607-255-8498
ms296@cornell.edu

[2018-2021]

Dr. Ihnhee Kim

· Associate Professor of Instruction/Co-coordinator of Korean Language Program
· Department of Asian Languages and Cultures
· Northwestern University
· 1880 Campus Drive, Evanston, IL 60201

Ihnhee.Kim@northwestern.edu

Ms. Eunice Lee

· Education Specialist
· California Pacific Charter School
· Excel Academy
· 1200 Quail Street #175
· Newport Beach, CA 92660

elee@excelacademy.education

Byung-jin Lim, Ph.D.

· Associate Professor of Korean
· Department of Asian Languages and Cultures
· University of Wisconsin-Madison
· 1214 Van Hise
· 1220 Linden Drive
· Madison, WI 53706

608-262-3341
byungjin.lim@wisc.edu | http://alc.wisc.edu

KLA editorial board
 Editor-in-Chief

Editor-in-Chief

Dr. Hae-Young Kim

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

(919) 660-4364 [O] | (919)681-7871 [F]
haeyoung@duke.edu

Graduate Student Representative
Ph.D. student

Ph.D. student

HwanHee Kim

· East Asian Languages and Literatures
· University of Hawaii at Manoa
· Moore Hall 366, Honolulu, HI 96822

(808) 956-9522
hwanhee@hawaii.edu

Past Presidents

1st President: 1994-1997

Dr. Ho-min Sohn

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

(808) 956-8020 [O] | 956-9515 [F]
homin@hawaii.edu

2nd President: 1997-2000

Dr. Yoo-Sang Rhee

· Professor & Chair Emeritus
· Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC)
· 4120 River Bluff Run Way
· Suwanee, GA 30024

rheeyoosang@yahoo.com

3rd President: 2000-2003

Dr. Joe Jungno Ree

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

jree@mailer.fsu.edu

4th President: 2003-2006

Dr. Hye-Sook Wang

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

(401) 863-3869 [O] | 863-2659 [F]
Hye-Sook_Wang@brown.edu

5th President: 2006-2009

Dr. Young-mee Yu Cho

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

(732) 932-5603 [O] | (732) 932-7926 [F]
Hye-yucho@rci.rutgers.edu

6th President: 2009-2012

Dr. Hyo Sang Lee

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

(812) 855-8721 [O]
hyoslee@indiana.edu

7th President: 2012-2015

Dr. Hae-Young Kim

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

(919) 660-4364 [O] | 681-7871 [F]
haeyoung@duke.edu

8th President: 2015-2018

Dr. Sahie Kang

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

(802) 443-5215 | (510) 430-3387 (Mills)
skang@middlebury.edu | sahiekang@yahoo.com

Korean Special Interest Group at ACTFL

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

angela.lee-smith@yale.edu

Past Chairs [2006-2009]

Dr. Sahie Kang

· Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center
· Monterey, CA

sahiekang@yahoo.com

Past Chairs [2009-2012]

Dr. Sungdai Cho

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

sundy@binghamton.edu

Past Chairs [2012-2015]

Dr. Sahie Kang

· Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center
· Monterey, CA

sahiekang@yahoo.com

Past Chairs [2015-2017]

Dr. Namhee Lee

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

(323) 343-4244
nlee8@calstatela.edu

Past Chair [2017-2019]

Hee-Sun Kim, Ph.D.

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

(650) 723-3820
heesun@stanford.edu

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