Dr. Dafna Zur (다희). Dahee is the dean of Sup sogŭi Hosu, the Korean Language Village. For more than 10 years at Sup sogŭi Hosu, Dahee has worked as counselor, business manager, assistant dean and acting dean. Dahee is Assistant Professor of Korean Language and Literature at Stanford University. Her research focus is the children's literature of North and South Korea, and she teaches courses on Korean literature, film, and popular culture.
Prior to Stanford, she taught for a year at Keimyung University in South Korea. She is a scholarship and fellowship recipient from the Korea Foundation, UBC, and the International Communication Foudation in Korea (among other awards and honors). She has published 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.
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.