Professional Service

 

Executive Committee, Midwest Japan Seminar, 2010-present.

Chair, Interdisciplinary Academic Programs Committee and Grants Committee, Interdisciplinary Center for Global Diversity, 2009-present.

Council & Advisory Board Member, Interdisciplinary Center for Global Diversity, 2009-present. 

World History Committee, Department of History, Eastern Illinois University, 2009-present.

Advisory and Editorial Board Member, Teacher-Scholar: The Journal of the State Comprehensive University (published by Fort Hays State University Press), 2008-present.

Curriculum Committee, History Department, Eastern Illinois University, 2007-present.

Inaugural and Elected Coordinator of Asian Studies, Asian Studies Program, Eastern Illinois University, 2006-present (elected for a three-year term in 2009).

University Committee, Asian Educational Media Service, The Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2006-present. 

Organizer, Asian Studies Colloquia, Eastern Illinois University (organized or co-organized over nine lecture and discussion sessions with Asia experts and specialists for the EIU and local community), 2006-present.

Co-organizer, Korean Conversation Table, Urbana, IL (organized weekly educational exchange meetings on teaching and learning about Korean culture, history, and language), 2006-present.

Study Abroad Committee, History Department, Eastern Illinois University, 2006-present.

Adviser, Asian American Association (registered student organization), Eastern Illinois University, 2006- present.

Adviser, Asian Cinema Organization (RSO), Eastern Illinois University, 2005-present.

Organizer, Asian Film Series, Eastern Illinois University (organized over 35 film & discussion sessions), 2005- present.

Organizing Committee, Asian Heritage Month Celebration, Eastern Illinois University, 2005-present.  

Guest Lecturer Committee, History Department, Eastern Illinois University, 2005-present.  

New Faculty Orientation Panelist, "EIU and the World," Eastern Illinois University, August 18, 2009 and August 17, 2010.

Organizer, Inaugural Asian Studies Student Presentation Panel, Eastern Illinois University, April 29, 2010.

Co-organizer, Diversity Workshop, “Standing Up to Racism: An Asian American Experience in the U.S. Military, Eastern Illinois University, April 12, 2010.

Co-organizer, Interdisciplinary Center for Global Diversity Student Research Project Symposium, Eastern Illinois University, April 9, 2010.

Coordinator, Disquieting Traces: Critical Reflections on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in Korea” with Dong-Choon Kim (Standing Commissioner of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Republic of Korea, and Professor of Sung Kong Hoe University, Seoul, Korea), Korea Workshop, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, January 29, 2010.

Chair, Interdisiplinary Academic Programs Committee, Interdisciplinary Center for Global Diversity, Eastern Illinois University, 2009-2010.

Faculty Mentor, Faculty Mentoring Circles Connection (junior faculty mentoring program), The Office of Faculty Development, Eastern Illinois University, 2007-2010.

Faculty Development Advisory Committee, Eastern Illinois University, 2006-2010.

Co-organizer, Asian and Asian American Studies Student Research Presentations, Eastern Illinois University, April 20, 2009.

Planning and Advisory Committee Member, Asian Film Festival: “Young in Japan.” Asian Educational Media Service, The Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008.  

Organizer, Asian Studies Syllabus Workshop Series. Asian Studies, Eastern Illinois University, Spring, 2008.  

Search Committee, History Department, Eastern Illinois University, 2006-2007 and 2007-2008.

Ethnic and Gender Studies Advisory Committee, Eastern Illinois University, 2007-2008.

Graduate Program Committee, Department of History, Eastern Illinois University, 2005-2008.

Awards Committee, Department of History, Eastern Illinois University, 2005-2008.

Advisory Committee Member, University of Illinois Korea Initiative, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2008. 

Organizer and Moderator, “Graduate Mentoring: Challenges and Strategies.” The Office of Faculty Development, Eastern Illinois University, October 31, 2007.

Facilitator, “Teaching about Asia.” The 28th Annual History Teachers Conference, (with Anne Prescott, Associate Director of the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies and Susan Norris, Asian Educational Media Services, UIUC), Eastern Illinois University, October 11, 2007.

Panelist, “Mentor/Mentee Panel: The Faculty Circles Mentoring Connection.” New Faculty Orientation, Eastern Illinois University, August 8, 2007.

Co-organizer, Panel “Interracial Relationships.” Asian Heritage Month Celebration, Eastern Illinois University, April 12, 2007.

Co-organizer, Illinois Humanities Council Lecture “The Global Significance of China’s Rise” by Xiaoxi Yang, Eastern Illinois University, April 3, 2007.

Translator for discussion with Director Jong-bin Yoon of “The Unforgiven.” South Korean Film Festival, Asian Educational Media Services and the Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Boardman’s Art Theatre, Champaign, IL, September 29, 2006.

Moderator, The 20th Annual History Teachers Conference Challenges and Choices: Teaching History and the Social Studies in the Twenty-First Century (Session: Teaching about Contemporary Japan), Eastern Illinois University, November 3, 2005.

Organizer, History Faculty Research Workshop, Fort Hays State University, Spring, 2005.

Organizer, East Asia Film Series, Fort Hays State University, Spring, 2005.

China Exchange Program Scholarship Selection Committee, Fort Hays State University, Spring, 2005.