Eui-Young Yu, Director, Center for Korean-American and Korean Studies, Professor, Department of Sociology; Director (volunteer), Korean-American Coalition • Dr. Yu is an internationally-recognized author and editor of over 15 books on Korean and Korean-American Studies, including East to America: Korean-American Life Stories (New Press, 1997).

Timothy C. Lim, Associate Director, Center for Korean-American and Korean Studies, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science; Editorial Advisory Board, Korean Studies (University of Hawaii Press); Director, California History-Social Science Project • Dr. Lim is widely published on South Korean political economy and the politics of transnational labor migration to Korea. He also was a Fulbright scholar to Korea and the recipient of both a pre- and post-doctoral fellowship from the Korea Foundation.

M. David Oh, Steering Committee, Center for Korean-American and Korean Studies Professor, Department of Marketing; Director, World Trade Education Center • Dr. Oh is an expert in international business and marketing. He has done studies on international trade and export strategies of South Korea and Taiwan; comparisons of Japanese, Korean and Chinese management practices; and analyses and surveys of Korean businesses in Southern California and the Los Angeles area.

Associated Faculty

Mika Cho, Associate Professor, Department of Art • Dr. Cho was a project consultant for the Korean-American Teacher Project in Los Angeles, and most recently, a consultant to the Korean Educational Research Development Center in Seoul.

Lena Chao, Associate Professor, Department of Communication Studies • Dr. Chao is the former director and a current board member of the Asian /Asian-American Institute at Cal State L.A.

Manyul Im, Assistant Professor, Department of Philosophy • Dr. Im’s research interests include East Asian philosophy and religion with an emphasis on the history of Confucianism in China, Korea, and Japan. He has published on the ancient Chinese philosopher Mencius in the journal Philosophy East and West and in the Journal of Chinese Philosophy.

Byoung-Kon Kim, Professor Emeritus, Music • Founder of the Pacific Rim Music Center and Festival. Dr. Kim is a classical composer whose composition was featured at the Seoul Olympics in the 1980s.

Eun-Ju Lee, Assistant Professor, Department of Marketing; • Dr. Lee is a graduate of Seoul National University and has published in variety of journals, including the Journal of Korean Society of Clothing and Textiles.

Hae Kyung Lee, Associate Professor, Department of Dance • Dr. Lee is the artistic director of the critically-acclaimed and internationally-recognized contemporary dance group Hae Kyung Lee and Dancers. Her choreography explores the aesthetics and spiritual strengths of her Korean ancestry. She recently performed in Korea and has organized artistic exchanges between Cal State L.A. and Korea.

Kim Miller, Professor, School of Nursing; Associate Director, Roybal Institute • Dr. Miller is currently involved in a research grant studying caregivers of patients with Alzheimer's Disease among the Korean community.

Chorswan Ngin, Professor, Department of Anthropology • Coordinator of Asian and Asian American Studies Program. Dr. Ngin specializes in Asian and Asian-American studies, comparative ethnic studies and Southeast Asia. She acts as a consultant for the RAND Corporation and was a resettlement and social adjustment consultant for the World Bank in Washington D.C.

Siyon Rhee, Associate Professor, School of Social Work • Dr. Rhee has presented lectures and conducted research on psychiatric disorders among Korean immigrant elders; domestic violence among Korean immigrant families; and separation and divorce among Korean American families.

Andrew Shin, Assistant Professor, Department of English • Professor Shin has taught at Brown University and the University of Minnesota prior to CSULA. His scholarship focuses on ethnic and postcolonial literature, including literature of the Korean diaspora." [Homepage]