1989 Ph. D. in Curriculum and Instruction (Concentration: Education and Anthropology), College of Education, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon. Dissertation: American High School Adolescent Life and Ethos: An Ethnography (Dissertation Advisor—Dr. Harry Wolcott; Advisor in anthropology—Dr. Philip Young) Note: The dissertation was nominated for the Outstanding Dissertation Award of both American Educational Research Association (AERA) and American Anthropological Association (AAA) and was later published as a book in 1992 by Falmer Press.
1984 M. A. in Education and Anthropology, College of Education, University of Oregon Master’s Thesis: The Role of School in Various Cross-Cultural Contexts: A Discussion of Six Models (Thesis Advisor—Dr. Harry Wolcott)
1982 B. A. in Education with Minor in Sociology, College of Arts and Languages, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea (with an honor equivalent to Summa Cum Laude) Senior Thesis: Application of Ethnography to the Education Research in Korea (Thesis Advisor—Dr. Joon-Sang Han)
2009-2010 Funded Grant: NVivo Teaching Grant ($10,000 Received with Dr. Faith Ngunjiri from Eastern University)
1988-1989 Funded Grant: Faculty Research Grant (received with Professor Eui-Sook Cho), Soong Sil University, Seoul, Korea
1986-87 Robert A. Booth Fellowship, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
1984-86 Graduate Teaching Fellowship, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon 1983-84 P. E. 0. International Peace Scholarship
Awards & Honors
1988 International Student Outstanding Achievement Award, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
1988 Graduate Student Service Award, University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon
1982 The Most Distinguished Graduating Senior Award in Education by the Korean National Association of High School Teachers, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea
University Scholarship for Outstanding Academic Achievement, Yonsei University
Chairman, Scientific Session, PA Association of College Teacher Educators
Chairman, Several Scientific Sessions, American Anthropological Association
Co-Chair, Committee 6, Council on Anthropology and Education, American Anthropological Association
Member, The Board of Council on Anthropology and Education
Member and Co-Chair, Undergraduate Education Policy and Curriculum Committee Eastern University
2014 Invited Workshop: Solo and Collaborative Autoethnography. St. Francis College of Charles Sturt University, Brisbane, Australia
2012 Panel: Applying Qualitative Research Methods to Justice-Oriented Leadership Dissertation Studies. International Congress of Qualitative Research, May 2012, Urbana, IL
2010 Panel: “The Circle is Unbroken: Ethnographic Studies of Schools and Their Communities in Pedagogy and Praxis.” American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Nov. 20
2010 Workshop: Collaborative Autoethnography. International Leadership Association Annual Meeting (October 28)
2010 Workshop: Teach, Research, & Reach. Handong Global University, Korea, (October 20) 2010 Panel: Reaching the World with Qualitative Research: Publishing in Open-accessJournals, International Congress of Qualitatiave Inquiry, May 28, U of Illinois (with Sara Hartmann from Eastern U, Faith Ngunjiri from Eastern U, & Kevin Stranack from Simon Fraser U)
2010 Panel: Mentoring for Leadership Development in the Global Community, International Congress of Qualitatiave Inquiry, May 28, U of Illinois (with Eastern’s Doctoral Students: Pat Bleil, Julie Breithaupt, Karen Kispert, David Ober, and David Wolf)
2009 Workshop: Collaborative Autoethnography, American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, December 4, Philadelphia
2009 Workshop, Leadership for Transformation: An Autoethnographic Approach, International Leadership Association Annual Meeting, November 13, Prague, Czech Republic
2009 Panel: “Packing the Inquiry Toolkit: QDA Software as a Tool in the Doctoral Process” co- presented with Cynthia W. Jacobs from QSR International (May 2009, ICQI Conference)
2008 Workshop: Autoethnography-“Do you mean I can use my personal stories for scholarly writing?” Academic Festival, Eastern University
2007 Invited Presenter, session on “Leading Effective Class Discussion On-ground and Online,” Faculty Workshop, Eastern U.
2007 Invited Panelist, Session on online academic journal editing, SW/Texas Popular Culture/American Culture Associations Annual Meeting (Albuquerque, NM)
2006 Invited Presenter, Workshop on Autoethnography, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea
2005 Invited Senior Researcher-Mentor, Round Table Discussion on Educational Ethnography, American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting
2005 Invited Speaker, Cultural Sensitivity Workshop for Bible Camp Counselors, Phoenixville Presbyterian Church, Eastern University
2005 Invited Panelist, Diversity Workshop for Teachers, Administrators, and Supporting Staff, Phoenixville Area School District
2005 Invited Presenter, “Grading Practices of Education Department,” Faculty Workshop, Eastern University
2001 Invited Workshop Presenter, Cultural Autobiography, Faculty Workshop, Eastern University
1999 Invited Speaker, Kappa Delta P1 Induction Ceremony, Eastern College
1998-2004 Presenter, Multicultural Workshop for Barry School Summer Camp, Eastern College, PA
1998 Workshop on Qualitative Research Methods in Education at Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea
1997 Invited Speaker, Workshop for Teachers on Diversity Education at Pennsauken Public School System, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania School District, PA (coordinated by Diversity Works, Inc.)
1994 Invited Presenter, Workshop on Multiculturalism for Urban Female High School Students sponsored by the Ellis Scholars’ Program, Eastern College, Pennsylvania
1993 Guest Speaker, Numerous Presentations on Asian Americans in undergraduate classes, Eastern College and Ursinus College, Pennsylvania
1993 Guest Speaker in Undergraduate and Graduate courses on the issues of Education and Anthropology, Ethnographic/Qualitative Methods, and Anthropological Studies of Adolescents, Asia United Theological College, Duk-Sung Women’s University, Joong-Ang University, and Presbyterian College and Theological Seminary, Seoul, Korea
1993 Invited Panelist, The 1993 Multicultural Resource Center Conference, MRCC, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Scientific Paper/Poster Presentations
2014 Invited Presentation: Autoethnography for Nursing Science, Korean Qualitative Research Association.
2014 Invited Presentation: Qualitative Research Methods for Educational Anthropologists, Korean Educational Anthropology Association.
2014 Invited Presentation: Further Qualitative Data Analysis for DIPEx Projects, DIPEx Research Team in Korea
2012 Paper: “Crossing from Ethnography to Autoethnography: Harry Wolcott’s Contributions to the Discipline of Anthropology and Education American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, November 2012, San Francisco, CA
2012 Paper: “The Making of Collaborative Autoethnography: Methodologically Speaking,” in the panel, Methodological Insights from Collaborative Autoethnography. International Congress of Qualitative Research, May 2012, Urbana, IL
2012 Paper: "Self-reflexivity: A Habit of Mind for Developing Leaders" Tobias Leadership Conference, Feb. 23-25, 2012, Colorado Springs, CO
2011 Paper: “Exploiting the Margins: Women of Color Advancing in the Academy” American Educational Research Association (April 11)
2010 Poster: “Learn to Act: Mentoring Research in Leadership Development,” International Leadership Association. October 28
2010 Paper: “Multicultural Education: What, Why, and How,” Academic Forum at Goyang Culture Friendship Fair 2010, Korea, October 19.
2009 Poster: “Navigational Strategies of Immigrant Faculty in US Academy: Collaborative Autoethnography,” International Leadership Association, Prague, Czech Republic, (November 2009, ILA Conference)
2009 Paper: “Where Spirituality, Gender, and Ethnicity Meet: Collaborative Autoethnography of Three Female Leaders of Color in a Faith-Based Higher Education” co-presented with Dr. Faith Ngunjiri and Dr. Kathy-Ann Hernandez from Eastern University (May 2009, ICQI Conference)
2006 Paper: “Make Autoethnography Ethnographic,” 2006 American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA
2006 Paper: “Autoethnography as a Methodology,” Korean Society of Anthropology and Education, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
2006 Paper: “Autoethnography: Raising Cultural Awareness of Self and Others,” Ethnography in Education Forum, University of Pennsylvania, February
200 Paper: “Hope or Despair: Voices of Stakeholders on Urban Education,” Ethnography in Education Forum, University of Pennsylvania, February
2003 Paper: “Rethinking of Multicultural Education from a Global Cultural Perspective,” American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL
2002 Paper: “Cultural Autobiography: Self-Reflective Practices for Multicultural Educators,” CCTE Education 2002 Conference, Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Ml
2000 Paper: “Evolution of the Mentor-Mentee Relationship: From Doktoriater To Uncle Harry,” American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA
2000 Paper: “Triple Jeopardy in Identity Formation: Korean Urban Girls in an Evening Commercial High School,” Urban Girls Conference, SUNY, Buffalo, NY
1998 Paper: “Re-examining the Cultural Border Rhetoric of the Multicultural Society: Is Cultural Border Read,” American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA
1998 Paper: “Is Cultural Diversity a Friend or a Foe?: An Ethnography of Christian Schools,” Academic Festival, Eastern College, St. Davids, PA
1997 Paper: “Experiential Learning of Multiculturalism Through Simulation Activities: Multicultural Card Game,” American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC
1994 Paper: “We Are Dumb but Not That Dumb: Korean vocational high school students’ negotiation with their negative academic label,” American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA
1993 Paper: “Multiculturalism as Everyone’s Experience’: An Alternative Framework of Multicultural Understanding.” Multicultural Resource Center Conference, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
1992 Paper: “Negotiation and Renegotiation with Adolescents in Qualitative Research.” The 1992 Conference on Qualitative Research in Education, Athens, Georgia.
1991 Paper: “Successful Adolescents as Successful Negotiators.” Annual Ethnography in Education Forum, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.
1989 Paper: “Schooling for Upward Social Mobility or Social Tracking?: A Case of Korean Adolescents.” American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC
1988 Paper: “Adolescent Fund Raising as a Reflection of American Ideals.” American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona.
1987 Paper: “American High School Students’ View of Peers.” American Anthropological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois.