I have a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in Art and Philosophy, and a Master of Arts in Humanities. I have also worked in the field of English Education for ten years, I have a certificate in Online Teaching and Learning, and currently am a Researcher and Assistant Instructor of Philosophy at the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) in South Korea.
I began teaching in the United States at Mount San Antonio College as an English Tutorial Facilitator. There I spent three years specializing in English, as well as a number of other subjects. For the next seven years, I worked in South Korea teaching English as a Second Language. During that time I specialized in composition and speech for the Internet-based TOEFL (iBT). Currently, I apply my knowledge and skills in Philosophy teaching an interdisciplinary Introduction to Philosophy, Psychology, and Critical Thinking using the Blackboard course management system at UNIST.
Not only do I have a strong knowledge and understanding of Western Philosophy, but I have spent a great deal of time studying Confucianism. Indeed, a good portion of my graduate work in the Humanities was focused on the effects of Neo-Confucianism depicted in contemporary South Korean speculative fiction.
Moreover, I am an artist who practices a number of fine and digital arts. In the past, I have put that knowledge and ability to practical use by teaching English thru Art classes for first and second year ESL students. As one can readily see, I not only advocate an interdisciplinary approach to education, I also have applied such beliefs throughout my academic and professional life. Indeed, I continue to practice such beliefs by currently pursuing a second master’s degree in Negotiation, Conflict Resolution, and Peacebuilding (NCRP) at California State University, Dominguez Hills. In the future, I plan to apply the knowledge I gain from the NCRP program to my main area of philosophic interest--ethical incommensurability.
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