|Assistant Professor, Social Work
Macro social work practice (Practice III & Community Partnership classes), research methodology, social policy, cultural diversity/diverse populations, and field seminar classes.
Research and Personal Interests:
Economic independence of low income families, economic justice, community assets building, community dynamics, community development, and human/cultural differences
PhD from the University of South Carolina (2005)
MSW from the University of South Carolina (1999)
BA from Konkuk University (Korea, 1997)
Awards won and who awarded them to you:
The Leon Ginsberg International Student Award in 2003 by the National Association of Social Workers, SC Chapter
The first prize winner (a three-star general award) of the Communication Soldier Specialty Contest in the 8th Army Corps in Korea in 1992
What City, State, or Country are you originally from?
Seoul, South Korea (Country of origin) and Columbia, South Carolina (American hometown)
Some type of quote you live by:
“Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16)
“Genius darts, flutters, and tires. But perseverance wears and wins!!”
“Festina lente (Hurry slowly)!!”
“Gutta Cavat lapidem (a water drop hollows a stone)!!
Something interesting about yourself?
I was an international tour conductor for two years before becoming a social worker. Also, I built my own car.