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President

President

Hangtae Cho, Ph.D.

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

 htcho@umn.edu

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

mmkim@wustl.edu

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

hisun@fas.harvard.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

kyoon@umbc.edu

Members of the Executive Board
(3-year term)

[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

jj277@columbia.edu

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

hlee104@gsu.edu

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

hyoo@ghctk12.com

[2021-2023]

Haewon Cho

Lecturer in Foreign Languages
Director, Korean Language Program
Dept. of East Asian Languages & Civilizations
University of Pennsylvania
803 Williams Hall, 255 S. 36th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104

haewcho@sas.upenn.edu

[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

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

insungko@gwu.edu

Mina Lee, Ph.D

Professor and Associate Provost
Educational Technology and Development
DLIFLC
Presidio of Monterey, CA

minausc@gmail.com

Ms. Meejeong Song

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

ms296@cornell.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

haeyoung@duke.edu

Graduate Student Representative
Ph.D. student

Ph.D. student

Eunsun You

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

eunsun6@hawaii.edu

Past Presidents

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

homin@hawaii.edu

2nd President: 1997-2000

Dr. Yoo-Sang Rhee

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

rheeyoosang@yahoo.com

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

jree@mailer.fsu.edu

4th President: 2003-2006

Dr. Hye-Sook Wang

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

Hye-Sook_Wang@brown.edu

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

Hye-yucho@rci.rutgers.edu

6th President: 2009-2012

Dr. Hyo Sang Lee

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

hyoslee@indiana.edu

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

haeyoung@duke.edu

8th President: 2015-2018

Dr. Sahie Kang

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

skang@middlebury.edu | sahiekang@yahoo.com

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

js604@columbia.edu

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

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

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

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

sahiekang@yahoo.com

Past Chairs [2015-2017]

Dr. Namhee Lee

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

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

heesun@stanford.edu

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