Professional Vita


Professional Vita
Book Discussion



TEACHING 2000-current


Guest lecturer:UC Berkeley, UC Davis, SFState U

Guest Lecturer, Masters Program in Korean Studies, San Francisco Intercultural Institute of California

  1980-1998 Special Education Resource Specialist, Livermore, CA
  1976-1980  Teacher, severely handicapped students, Alameda County, CA
  1957-1963 Teacher, elementary school, Berkeley, CA and Latham, NY
    Past chair of Critical Thinking Project. Research and development of teacher’s guide for critical thinking.
    Staff development, northern California, thinking and questioning strategies and techniques for beginning readers.
EDUCATION 1980 M.A., San Jose State University, San Jose, CA         
  1957 B.A., University of California, Berkeley, CA             
PUBLICATIONS    Books and articles for teachers, Korean history, and stories for children
AWARDS 2002 Research Fellow, Korean Studies Center, UC Berkeley,
  2000 Directors’ Choice Award, Early Childhood News, for Creating an Inclusive Classroom
MEMBERSHIP   National Writers Association
  Society of Children’s Book Writers & Illustrators
  Institute for Historical Study
  National Coalition of Independent Scholars
TRAVEL   Scandinavia, England, France, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Japan, Korea, China, Uzbekistan
1998 Bike ride across Provence, France
1999 China and Uzbekistan: ancient trade routes, Gobi and Taklamakan Deserts



  My connection with the Korean community is long standing. I have been active in Korean affairs since 1958, married to a Korean eldest son, and moving back and forth between Korean communities in both America and Korea.
  2002 Research Fellow, Korean Studies Center, UC Berkeley
  1997-2000 Lecturer, Masters Program in Korean Studies, San Francisco
  1992 Recipient, Recognition of Services plaque, TriValley Korean Friendship Association
1989 Stayed in ancient Buddhist temple, Hwaom-sa
  1989 Co-founder, Korean American Association, Livermore Valley Area, CA
  1965 Co-founder, Korean Christian Association, Buffalo, NY
1964 Extended visit to Korea, living on small farm in Anyang, south of Seoul