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Faculty



Kyung-Hee Suh, Dean of GS TESOL

Ph D, UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles)

Kyung Hee Suh khsuh@hufs.ac.kr

Professor Kyung-Hee Suh received her Ph. D. in Applied Linguistics from the University of California at Los Angeles. As an applied linguist, she is interested in a wide range of issues related to language-in-use with reference to the systematic ways in which speakers use language as a resource for organizing their social life in both ordinary and institutional settings. In addressing these issues, she draws upon the perspectives of discourse-pragmatics and sociolinguistics, and mostly upon the belief that “language has a heart, as well as a mind of its own”. She has investigated various discourse and interactional phenomena, which include the use of discourse markers, cross-linguistic comparison of speech acts, and the analysis of various types of sequences in Korean and English conversations. She served as the 13th president of the Sociolinguistic Society of Korea.



Hyun Jung Kim, Vice-Dean of GS TESOL
EdD, Columbia University
HYUN JUNG KIM  hkim@hufs.ac.kr     

Professor Hyun Jung Kim earned an Ed.D. in Applied Linguistics from Teachers College, Columbia University. She currently teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Second Language Assessment, Second Language Acquisition, Research Methods, English Textbook Studies and Teaching Methods, and Studies in English Curriculum Education. Her research interests include second and foreign language assessment, assessment of speaking ability, language test validation, and discourse analysis. She is a board member of Asia TEFL and the Applied Linguistics Association of Korea.



Jennifer Yi
PhD, University of Pittsburgh
JENNIFER YI  jmyst21@hotmail.com

From Pittsburgh, USA, Jennifer has spent the last 15 years teaching both EFL and TESOL-related courses to undergraduate and graduate students in Korea. Within the GS TESOL, Jennifer typically teaches courses such as ELT Approaches & Methods, TESOLⅠ, TESOLⅡ, Teaching Reading & Writing, Teaching Listening & Speaking, as well as Portfolio Development, Jennifer’s teaching and research interests involve second language learning and teaching, bilingualism, classroom interaction, learning strategies, technology-based and authentic materials development for K to adults, and resource development for TESOL programs.



Steven Adoranti
MA, University of New England
STEVEN ADORANTI stevenado@hufs.ac.kr 

Steven earned an MA in Applied Linguistics from the University of New England. He has extensive experience teaching both skills-based courses at the undergraduate level and content-based courses at the graduate level. In the Graduate School of TESOL, Steven teaches courses in Lesson Design, Introduction to Learning Management Systems, Teaching English Grammar, and Portfolio Development. He also teaches an online writing course. Steven's professional interests include blended learning and how educational technologies can be used to enhance the language learning process, second language writing, and how grammar instruction can be integrated in communicative context.



Hye Won Shin
EdD, Columbia University
Hye Won Shin hwshin@hufs.ac.kr 

Hye Won received her doctorate in Applied Linguistics from Teachers College at Columbia University. Her research interests include second language vocabulary learning, corrective feedback in writing, and instructed second language acquisition. She is experienced in the design and analysis of cross-sectional and longitudinal studies. Hye Won has presented her work at various conferences including the American Association for Applied Linguistics, Korea Association of Teachers of English, Language Testing Research Colloquium, Second Language Research Forum, and Symposium on Second Language Writing.



Shaun Justin Manning
Ph.D. Victoria University of Wellington, Applied Linguistics
M.A. University of Birmingham, TESL/TEFL shaunmanning@yahoo.com 

Shaun’s PhD research was a classroom-based study on how task implementation conditions influenced classroom interaction and learning opportunities. The study also involved the recognition of the role of writing as a focal point for languaging – i.e. talking about the language you are learning. This lead to his current interest in language-oriented tasks. His other research interests include learner-cognition / learner awareness training, classroom discourse, the acquisition of figurative and formulaic language, and language testing and assessment.

Shaun joined HUFS in 2001 and has taught a full range of courses and programs, including: undergraduate classes in English speaking and writing, teaching pedagogy, and culture classes, as well as postgraduate certificate, MA and PhD courses in language testing, teaching methodology, thesis writing, and research design. He first joined HUFS GS-TESOL at its inception and has taught a variety of courses in the program mostly focusing on teaching and learning processes, specifically, task-based teaching. In addition to his teaching duties, he has also supervised numerous successful MA candidates.



Andrew Prosser
M.Ed, University of Manchester
ANDREW PROSSER  prosserandrew@hotmail.com     

Andrew has taught in a variety of countries and contexts in his teaching career, with the last 14 years teaching in Korea. Andrew’s qualifications include a Masters degree in Educational Technology and TESOL from the University of Manchester, as well as a Licentiate Diploma from Trinity College, London. He is a qualified Cambridge CELTA teacher trainer and has an eye for developing trainees’ awareness of the more practical issues and techniques in their teaching. Andrew’s research interests include integrating synchronous computer chat tools in language teaching, developing LMS platforms and building and exploiting electronic corpora in the classroom.



James Brawn
M.Ed. University at Texas Austin and English/Language Art Teaching Certificate grades 6-12 from the state of Texas.  jbrawn67@gmail.com

James is from a small town forty minutes north of Boston, MA, USA. Before coming to Korea, he used to be a high school English teacher in Austin, TX. He has over fifteen-years of teaching experience, over ten-years of materials and curriculum development experience and over five-years of teacher-training experience. He currently works in the Graduate School of Education at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in Seoul, South Korea. He is also an affiliated faculty member with the World Learning/SIT Graduate Institute in Vermont, USA. His research interests include second language vocabulary learning, teacher-training, and materials development.



Merrilee Brinegar
M.Ed. University of South Queensland merrileeann@gmail.com    

Originally from Austin, Texas, Merrilee has spent the last 10 years teaching both EFL and TESOL-related courses to undergraduate and graduate students in Korea. With a graduate degree in Educational Technology, Merrilee's courses focus on teaching English in technologically-rich environments, with courses such as Web Contents for English Education. Her teaching and research interests thus revolve around online education, second language learning and teaching, online learning strategies, and assessment.