Dr. Jihyun Nam, a native of South Korea, is assistant professor of the MA TESOL program and serves as its lead professor. He received an M.A. degree in TESOL and Applied Linguistics and a Ph.D. degree in the Department of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education at Indiana University at Bloomington in 2006 and 2013 respectively. His research areas include critical approaches to the ESL context such as critical literacy, critical discourse analysis, critical ethnography, and critical qualitative methodology, as well as ESL vocabulary acquisition.
Dr. Nam has a special interest in exploring the possibility of utilizing critical literacy in the ESL classroom, especially drawing on the philosopher Habermas’s critical theory and the anthropologist and philosopher Carspecken’s critical methodological theory. He teaches a variety of graduate courses including Second Language Acquisition, Language and Culture, Discourse Analysis, Qualitative Research Methodology, Practicum, and Research Paper.
His recent publications include English as a dominant language: Locating foreign language teaching within Bourdieu’s framework of capital, a chapter of the book “Readings in Language Studies, Volume 3” (2012), and Linking research and practice: Effective strategies for teaching vocabulary in the ESL classroom, an article in the “TESL Canada Journal” (2010). Dr. Nam is a member of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), the International Society for Language Studies (ISLS), and the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL).
Posted on Wed, May 21, 2014
by Raquel Cunha