Meet Our Staff: Sup sogŭi Hosu

Our Dean

Dafna Dahee Zur (다희) is the dean of Sup sogu˘i Hosu, the Korean Language Village. Over many summers, Dahee has been counselor, business manager, assistant dean or acting dean (summer 2009) at Sup sogu˘i Hosu. Her B.A. in Asian studies is from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Korean language and literature are from the University of British Columbia (UBC). She is currently working on her first book on children’s literature in pre- and post-colonial Korea.

Dahee has been an assistant professor in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures at Stanford University since 2012. Prior to Stanford, she taught for a year at Keimyung University (South Korea). A scholarship and fellowship recipient from the Korea Foundation, UBC, and the International Communication Foundation in Korea (among other awards and honors), she has published a number of journal articles, contributed chapters to academic publications, presented papers at national and international conferences, given invited lectures and workshops, and translated short stories and books.

Leadership Staff
Hyeonjeong Park (현정). Hyeonjeong is our Assistant Dean. This is her 14th year on staff. She has had many roles during her time at Sup sogŭi Hosu. She completed the leadership training in teaching Korean as a Foreign Language at Seoul National University and received her Master's degree from Yonsei University. Her Master's thesis used the Language Village as a case study and provided productive suggestions for the continual growth of the program. She taught Korean to foreigners at KyungHee University. She is excited to work with a growing number of villager-turned-staff. For 14 years she has enjoyed seeing not only her son’s but also villagers’ growth.
Chad Walker (채준). Now in his 3rd year on staff, Chaejun is the credit program facilitator. He has studied Korean Linguistics and Teaching Korean as a Foreign Language, and is completing his Ph.D. in East Asian Languages and Cultures at the University of Southern California, where he has also enjoyed teaching Korean language and culture to undergraduates. He enjoys taking advantage of the summer months away from USC to teach and facilitate study abroad and language immersion programs. We are excited to have him return to our village, where he can share his knowledge and experiences with Korean culture with our villagers.