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Jihyun Nam

Assistant Professor of Teacher Education




M.A., Indiana University at Bloomington
Ph.D., Indiana University at Bloomington


Programs: Education

Jihyun Nam received an M.A. degree in TESOL & Applied Linguistics and a Ph.D. degree in Language Education at Indiana University at Bloomington. Before coming to the U.S., he received two B.A. degrees in German and English Education and an M.Ed. degree in English Education in South Korea.

Prior to arriving at SNC, Professor Nam taught graduate courses in ESOL and MA TESOL at the University of South Florida and Campbellsville University, respectively. He taught a variety of courses, including Theory and Practice of Teaching English Language Learners (ELL), Cross-Cultural Issues in Teaching ESOL, Second Language Acquisition (SLA), Sociocultural Theory in SLA, Introduction to Linguistics, Language and Culture, ESL/EFL Assessment, Materials and Methods, Discourse Analysis, Qualitative Research Methodology, Phonetics, English Grammar, Practicum and Research Paper, with many of the courses taught online as well as face-to-face.

Professor Nam’s research areas include critical approaches to the ELL/ESL context, critical literacy, critical discourse analysis, critical ethnography and critical qualitative methodology. He has a special interest in exploring the possibility of utilizing critical literacy in the ELL/ESL classroom, especially drawing on the philosopher Jürgen Habermas’s critical theory and the anthropologist and philosopher Phil Carspecken’s critical methodological theory.

Courses
EDUC 130 Educational Psychology
EDUC 310 Methods in Teaching English as a Second Language
EDUC 373 The Writing Process: Socio/Psycholinguistic Elements
IDIS 310 Language Analysis & Applied Linguistics

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