Prior to joining The University of Utah Asia Campus, Dr. Kathrine Cagat taught anthropology
courses at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) in London, England and
Monterey Peninsula College in California. She received her PhD in Anthropology and
Sociology from SOAS. From 2011-2018, Dr. Cagat has done field research in Ifugao,
Philippines under various grants: Fulbright Study Grant, the University of Cambridge’s
Evans Fund and the Wenner-Gren Foundation’s Post-PhD Grant. Her doctoral research
examined the fraught relationship between heritage conservation and rural development
in Ifugao, Philippines. Her postdoctoral research is on the political ecology of road
projects in Ifugao. At SOAS, Dr. Cagat helped initiate and co-organize the inaugural
SOAS Food Studies Centre Postgraduate Research Workshop. Dr. Cagat’s research interests
are rooted in anthropological studies that explore connected aspects of environment,
technology, culture and society in how communities respond to environmental transformations
and challenges. Currently she is a member of the European Association of Social Anthropologists
and the Anthropology of Food Network. Dr. Cagat hails from California and enjoys hiking,
surfing, visiting art museums and attending dance performances.
Professor Clint Work
Global Citizenship UAC Courses: UGS2230 (Global Citizenship), POLS 3777 (Politics & Film) Email: email@example.com Office Location: U705
Prof. Work received his B.A. from Boston College, with a double major in Philosophy
and Political Science and a minor in History. He went on to receive his M.A. from
the University of Chicago’s Committee on International Relations (CIR), where he studied
modern U.S.-East Asia relations and South Korean political economy. Following this,
he worked in the International Crisis Group’s (ICG) Seoul office. As a Ph.D. candidate
at the University of Washington, his work broadly focuses on South Korea’s foreign
and national security policy, Korean political culture, U.S.-Korean relations, and
U.S. foreign policy. More specifically, his dissertation centers on U.S.-Korean relations
under President Jimmy Carter in the late 1970s and Carter’s abortive withdrawal of
U.S. ground combat forces from South Korea. He has several academic publications.
In addition, he has written for more popular, non-academic outlets, such as The Washington
Post, Foreign Policy, The Diplomat, The Peterson Institute for International Economics’
North Korea: Witness to Transformation page, and Sino-NK. He was also the regular
foreign and national security policy writer for The Diplomat’s Koreas Page.
Professor Zhou Jing
Teaching Chinese as a foreign language UAC Courses: CHIN 1010-301 Beg Mandarin Chin I, CHIN 2010-301 Intrm Mandarin Chin I Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Office Location: U846
Place of Birth : Sichuan Province, China.
Education Background: 2011-2015：Sichuan International Studies University （Major in Teaching Chinese as a
Second Language & Advertisement ） 2015-2018：Sichuan Normal University （Major in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language）
Working Experiences: 2013: Chinese teacher for Philippines university. (Introducing Chinese culture to
local high school students and college students） 2017 - : Chinese teacher for Yonsei university Confucius Institute. (2017/7-2018/2:
Teaching Chinese at Younghoon Primary school. 2018/3-2018/6: Teaching Chinese at Kyungnam
University) Hobby: Photography, drawing, Seeing the exhibition
Professor Kera Lovell
U.S. history, social justice movements, food culture, critical theory, critical pedagogy
UAC Courses : History 1700, Global Citizenship Email: email@example.com Office Location: U704
Dr. Kera Lovell received her B.A. in History from Agnes Scott College and her M.A.
and Ph.D. in American Studies from Purdue University. Her research and teaching focus
on power and identity in U.S. history and culture, with a strength in twentieth-century
American Studies. She is currently working on her book project, titled, The People’s
Park: Work, the Body, and the Environment in Radical Postwar Placemaking. Her work
has been published in the American Studies Journal, Women Studies Quarterly, Gender
Issues, and Black Perspectives.
Before arriving at the University of Utah, Dr. Lovell taught graduate and undergraduate
American Studies courses across five campuses, including Purdue University, Ball State
University, the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, Honolulu Community College, and Southern
New Hampshire University. She has worked with a range of students, from shipyard workers
to graduate-level urban designers. At Incheon Global Campus, she will expand her research
on student-centered experiential learning by using food, art, and public history to
engage students in an interdisciplinary analysis of the world around them.
In her free time, Dr. Lovell loves cooking and learning new recipes from around the
world. Follow her travels and research on Twitter and Instagram @keralovell You can
learn more about her work at www.keralovell.com.
Professor Hwan Yong Lee
Math UAC Courses: MATH 1050 (College Algebra), MATH 1210 (Calculus 1) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Office Location: U843
Hwan Yong Lee joins the University of Utah Asia Campus as a mathematics professor.
Prior to joining the Asia Campus, Professor Hwan Yong Lee taught a wide variety of
math courses at Drexel University. Professor Lee received his Ph.D. in Mathematics
at the University of Utah and M.S. in applied Mathematics from Korea Advanced Institute
of Science and Technology. Professor Lee has lived in Korea before going abroad for
his Ph.D. His research area is Electromagnetic wave propagation in composite media,
optimization, and inverse problem.
Professor Gordon Aiello
Mathematics UAC Courses: MATH 1030 – Introduction to Quantitative Reasoning, MATH 1040 – Introduction to Probability
and Statistics Email: email@example.com Office Location: U841
Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Gordon Aiello is an Assistant Professor (Lecturer)
of mathematics at the University of Utah Asia Campus. Having held previous appointments
with the University of Iowa, the University of Toledo, and Johns Hopkins University
Center for Talented Youth, he has taught courses throughout the entire mathematical
spectrum. Furthermore, he has an avidity for pedagogy and was formally honored as
an outstanding collegiate instructor by the Universities of Toledo and Iowa in 2011
and 2015, respectively. Dr. Aiello received his BS in mathematics from Saginaw State
University in Saginaw, Michigan, where he also served as an ambassador for his alma
mater in East Asia as a Roberts Fellowship recipient. He earned his PhD in Applied
Mathematics and Computational Science at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa,
completing a joint thesis project between the mathematics and physics departments.
In addition, he also holds a Graduate Certificate in College Teaching from the University
of Iowa’s Office of Graduate Teaching Excellence. His primary research interests are
quantum theory, differential geometry and tensor analysis, gauge theories, and elementary
particle physics – specifically non-perturbative formulations of scattering phenomena.
Outside of academics Dr. Aiello likes spending time in the outdoors, especially hiking
and rock climbing. He also enjoys playing soccer, traveling, and meeting new people.
Professor Hae Joo Kim
Music UAC Courses: MUSC 1010 (Introduction to Music) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Office Location: U842
Hae Joo Kim, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor (Lecturer) of Music at The University
of Utah Asia Campus. She comes to UAC as both a musician and a music educator, and
has taught at Stony Brook University, Wesleyan University, Drexel University, and
Seminole State College. Dr. Kim’s musical and research interests include a wide range
of Korean and Western music, from art to popular. She is particularly interested in
the music of film and television, and how musics work at the intersection of expression,
identity, and community. She has been a Fulbright Fellow in South Korea, and has presented
papers on Korean music at national and international conferences. Dr. Kim is a graduate
of the Manhattan School of Music (B.M.) and Peabody Conservatory of Music (M.M.).
She did her Ph.D. in Ethnomusicology at Wesleyan University, and also holds a Masters
in Arts Administration from Drexel University. A lifelong New Yorker, she is excited
to be a part of the UAC community and to engage students in this vibrant global context.
Hugh Erik Schuckman is a new writing and rhetoric studies professor and will oversee
the global citizenship track at The University of Utah Asia Campus. He earned an MA
at Columbia University, New York City in the field of Buddhist Studies and later completed
a Masters of Theological Studies at Harvard University Divinity School. Having taught
in a variety of countries (Japan, S. Korea, and Mongolia), he focused on education
at UCLA’s Graduate School of Education and Information Studies and received a Ph.D.
in International and Comparative Education. Before joining the faculty at University
of Utah, Professor Schuckman taught research writing at Prince Sultan University (Riyadh,
Saudi Arabia) and Korea Development Institute of Public Policy and Management (Seoul,
Korea). His current research interests include assessing the effectiveness of international
volunteer (Peace Corps, JICA, KOICA) education programs. He is also currently studying
Buddhist leadership, particularly in colonial and post-colonial education systems.
Professor Schuckman loves to travel and explore new countries, especially with his
wife. His other passion is yoga; he trained to become a yoga teacher in Rishikesh,
Nathan Meyer is a writing and rhetoric lecturer at the University of Utah Asia Campus.
He earned his BA and MA from California State Universities and his international education
includes a CELTA in the Czech Republic and extensive language studies throughout Europe
and Latin America. Before joining the University of Utah, Mr. Meyer designed and taught
university courses in the United States and China. In 2014 he was recruited as a US
State Department English Language Fellow and served for three years as a university
lecturer, curriculum developer, and cultural representative in Southeastern Europe.
As a Fellow he built nation-wide teacher training courses in Serbia and Moldova, media
literacy programs in Ukraine, and specialized training sessions for embassies. His
work in cultural affairs included founding a NGO promoting post-conflict resolution
through literary arts in former Yugoslavia. His research interests include media literacy
pedagogy and the application of technology in student-centered learning. Beyond the
classroom he is an award-winning photographer, avid traveler to over fifty-five countries,
road trip aficionado, outdoors explorer, and street food enthusiast.
Scott Russell Morris earned a PhD in English at Texas Tech University. He earned an
MFA in Creative Writing from Brigham Young University. His main research interest
is the history and theory of the personal essay and memoir writing. Inside that specialty
he is interested in food and travel writing, recreation and leisure theory, spiritual
writing, and development of creativity. His essays have appeared in various publications,
including Brevity, The Chattahoochee Review, SLAB, Proximity Magazine, and elsewhere.
Professor Ashley Harbers
Writing and Rhetoric
UAC Courses: English for Academic Success 1040, Writing 1010 Email: email@example.com Office Location: U708
Ashley Harbers is a new faculty member in the department of writing and rhetoric studies.
She earned a BA in English and Classical Studies from the University of Texas at Arlington
and an MA in English literature from the University of Dallas, and she is currently
a Ph.D. candidate in the department of English language and literature at Yonsei University
in Seoul. Her research interests include nineteenth-century British social problems
novels, protest literature, ESL pedagogy and writing instruction, and the impact of
neoliberalism on the future of humanities and liberal education. She has published
papers on a range of topics from Jane Austen and Elizabeth Gaskell to the intersections
of memory, history, and trauma in Korean American war novels, and she is currently
writing her doctoral dissertation.
Ashley has been teaching some form of English at the secondary and college levels
for more than ten years, including four years teaching ESL in Korea. Her teaching
philosophy is informed by the idea that writing is not only an art but also a skill,
and one that every student of every major should develop. Thus, she very much looks
forward to joining the writing and rhetoric faculty at UAC as they prepare and equip
students for academic and professional success.
Tutor Nicole Bow
Writing and Rhetoric
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Office Location: U710
Professor Victor Jatula
Communication UAC Courses: COMM 1610 (Introduction to Newswriting) Email:Jatula.Victor@utah.edu Office Location: U730
Dr. Victor Jatula is an Assistant Professor (Lecturer) at The University of Utah Asia
Campus. Previously, he was on the faculty of Journalism, Media and Communication at
Griffith College in the Republic of Ireland. Dr. Jatula has lectured in Political
Communication, Contemporary Politics, Investigative Journalism, Research Methods and
Media History at undergraduate, diploma and certificate levels. His current research
focuses on the nexus between media and democracy in post-colonial societies. Specifically,
he investigates the impact of the news media on politics and public opinion in Sub-Sahara
Africa. His scholarship has appeared in journals and as book chapters. Dr. Jatula
received his Ph.D. in Politics (Communication) from the University of Limerick (Ireland)
and M.A. in Media and Communications from the University of Leicester (UK). He enjoys
hill walking, out-door sports and listening to jazz music in his spare time.
Dr. Sejin Kim has enjoyed teaching a variety of courses such as Analysis of Argument,
Intercultural Communication, PR Cases and Campaigns, Principles of Advertising, Principles
of Public Speaking, Special Topics in Strategic Communication, Strategic Communication
Theory & Practice, and Theoretical Perspectives in Communication at the University
of Utah Asia Campus since he joined the institution in Fall 2016. Dr. Kim’s current research interests pertain to strategic message design, persuasion,
information processing, and public campaigns (e.g., health, environment, risk, and
science). He has published book chapters and journal articles, and also presented
papers at various national and international academic conferences. Through his research
work, Dr. Kim would like to contribute to the creation of more effective messages
in strategic communication as well as identifying appropriate channels for current
and future communications campaigns. Dr. Kim and his wife are lucky to raise fraternal twins, Noah and Liam. Raising them
offers him and his wife one more special reason to positively contribute back to the
global community. Dr. Kim enjoys visiting beautiful national parks and meeting new
friends from different parts of the world.
Professor Donald MacAngus
Communication Areas of Expertise: Law, Ethnic Studies (American Indian focus), Social Work, Writing, Negotiation, Mediation,
Arbitration UAC Courses: COMM 1270 (Analysis of Argument), COMM 3550 (Principles of Visual Communication),
COMM 5300 (Mass Communication Law) Email:email@example.com Office Location: U729
Don MacAngus is an Associate Instructor at the University of Utah, and has been teaching
for several departments on a continual basis since 2002. He has a doctorate from the
SJ Quinney College of Law, a Masters of Social Work, a Bachelors in Communication,
and an Associates in Military Sciences. He is a military veteran, a grandfather, a
businessman, a teacher, a lecturer, an author, a world traveler, and a Master Mediator,
approved by the Courts of the State of Utah.
Professor Paul Rose
Communication with an Emphasis in Media Areas of Expertise: Visual Communication, Media Production, Media Technology, Communication Theory &
Research UAC Courses: Communication 3505 (Living in a Media World), Communication 3550 (Principles of Visual
Communication), Communication 3560 (Video Production I) Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Office Location: U726
I have worked at the University of Utah for over 33 years. My present position is
as a faculty member, but I have also been a staff member and a student at the U. I
earned the Masters of Science and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Utah, and the
Bachelor of Arts from Brigham Young University. I have taught thousands of students
about theoretical and applied aspects of visual communication. My professional experience
and interests are congruous with the courses I have taught. Mostly I have been involved
with sports media production like hockey, basketball and the Winter Olympic Games.
New experiences are of great interest to me, and consequentially I have directed many
seminal programs and endeavors. These include designing, specifying and installing
equipment for a number of media production facilities like television and audio studios.
I have established interdisciplinary programs that involve college students in sports,
medicine, and news/documentary production.
Outside of these professional experiences, I enjoy hiking, biking, gardening and golf.
Family time is wonderful, although when all the children and grandchildren get together
it can get pretty loud!
Film & Media Arts UAC Courses: FILM 2100 (Introduction to Film) Email: email@example.com Office Location: U723
Alysia Klein joins the Utah Asia Campus as its first Film and Media Arts faculty member.
Prior to joining the Asia Campus, Klein has taught a number of courses including Film
Production, Special Topics: Independent Filmmaking, and Film History from 1952. She
has been involved in and has produced a number of films since 2013 and has been credited
as writer, director, cinematographer, camera operator, colorist, editor, VFX artist,
costume designer and set designer. Professor Klein received her Master of Fine Arts
in Film and Media Arts from the University of Utah. In addition to film, Professor
Klein is also an accomplished dancer, choreographer, and Screendance producer. She
received her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater and Dance and between 2003 and 2010,
she received numerous outstanding/best choreography awards via national and regional
Professor Isacc Chung
Film & Media Arts
UAC Courses: Film 3100 (Intro to Documentary Studies), Film 3110 (Film History), Film 4820 (Screenwriting) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Office Location: U722
Lee Isaac Chung is an assistant professor in Film & Media Arts at the University of
Utah Asia Campus. He grew up in Lincoln, Arkansas, a small town in the Ozark Mountains
where his family owned a farm. He received a Bachelors of Arts degree in Ecology and
Evolutionary Biology at Yale University and a Master of Fine Arts in Film Studies
at the University of Utah. He has taught film production, theory, and history at various
institutions, including Montclair State University, Fuller Theological Seminary, and
the University of Utah.
As a filmmaker, his first film, Munyurangabo, premiered at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival
(Un Certain Regard). Variety called the film "an astonishing and thoroughly masterful
debut" American critic Roger Ebert called it "a beautiful and powerful film - a masterpiece."
His second film, Lucky Life, premiered in competition at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival,
and his third film, Abigail Harm, won the grand jury prize and best director at the
LA Asian Pacific Film Festival. In recognition of his work, Isaac was awarded a University
of Utah College of Fine Arts Distinguished Alumni Award in 2009 and a USA Artist Ford
Fellowship in 2012.
Psychology UAC courses: General Psychology (PSY-1010), Statistical Methods for Psychology (PSY-3000), Introduction
to Social Psychology (PSY-3410), Cross-Cultural Psychology (PSY-3450), Health Psychology
(PSY-3460), assorted special topic seminars Email:Kimberly.Bowen@psych.utah.edu Office: U838
Biography: Dr. Kimberly Bowen is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology.
She received her Ph.D. from the University of Utah with training in social, health,
and cultural psychology. Before joining the University of Utah as a faculty member,
Dr. Bowen briefly studied psychoneuroimmunology as a postdoctoral fellow at the Ohio
State University and completed two research fellowships in cultural and social psychology
at the Kokoro Research Center at Kyoto University. She received her B.A. in Psychology
from American University in Washington, D.C., and also received a M.A. in Clinical
Psychology from Pepperdine University in California. Her primary areas of research focus on the mechanisms and pathways by which social
relationships, social support, and marriage affect psychological and physical health,
such as ambulatory blood pressure or inflammation. Dr. Bowen is also studying how
culture influences these pathways. She is a native to the California Central Coast, which is known for its strawberries
and barbecue, but has since enjoyed living in many other cities including Los Angeles,
San Diego, Salt Lake City, Washington, D.C., Kyoto, and now Incheon. Dr. Bowen enjoys
photography, fiction writing, and traveling.
Professor Ansuk Jeong
Psychology (community and clinical) Areas of Expertise: Family environment, cultural environment, acculturation, stress and coping, cancer
patients and their family caregivers UAC Courses: PSY2010, PSY3000, PSY3270 Email:email@example.com Office: U837
Dr. Ansuk Jeong completed her B.A. in psychology and in Korean linguistics at Yonsei
University (Seoul, Korea) and M.A. in clinical psychology in Yonsei University as
well. Dr. Jeong moved to Chicago to pursue Ph.D. in community psychology. After getting
the degree at the University of Illinois at Chicago, she taught at the University
of Chicago, as well as at the University of Illinois at Chicago. When she returned
to Korea, she started working as a research fellow and later as a research professor
at Yonsei University. She conducts two tracks of research: one is acculturation and
the other is cancer patients and family caregivers. For acculturation study, she works
with immigrants, North Korean defectors, and returnees, to understand how the change
of their cultural environment affects their lives, adaptation, and well-being. For
cancer research, she works with families who have a cancer patient, to investigate
their stress and coping, communication both within the family and with the medical
professionals, and their well-being that will affect and be affected by their meaning-making
in the process.
As a community psychologist, Dr. Jeong’s research interest lies in the contexts in
which individuals are nested: local and relational communities, including family,
school, neighborhood, social class, public policy, and culture. Migration to a new
setting is a stress. Cancer diagnosis is a stress. Then how does the family as a unit
cope with the stressor? To understand the diverse effects of the contexts, Dr. Jeong
employs both quantitative and qualitative research methods.
Dr. Jeong goes to a classical music concert once a week on average. She feels that
listening to music at a concert hall takes her to where she truly belongs, puts things
into perspective, and cleanses her soul. Dr. Jeong says, “Museums are fun. Travel
is learning. But a good coffee for a Saturday edition newspaper, after a decent jogging,
is a must for the week.”
Professor Carina Pals
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Office Location: U840
Dr. Carina Pals is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology. She received
her MSc in Cognitive Science and Technology, with a major in Language and Speech Technology,
from the University of Groningen, the Netherlands. After working in software development
for a few years she returned to science, and Groningen, to pursue a PhD in Behavioral
and Cognitive Neuroscience, on the topic of Listening Effort in Cochlear Implant Users.
Her scientific field of interest is ‘Auditory Cognition’: a fairly new, interdisciplinary
field of research in which cognitive and experimental psychology, neuroscience, audiology,
linguistics, and more, come together to study hearing, hearing impairment, and speech
comprehension, and their interaction with cognition. Her research has mainly centered
on cochlear-implant hearing, but also included side projects on second-language speech
perception and verbal response-time.
Dr. Pals was born and raised in the Netherlands. She has traveled a lot within Europe,
the US, and some in Asia, mostly within South Korea. Now that she is living in Korea
she is looking forward to exploring more of Asia, and trying all the delicious Korean
food. Besides traveling, her hobbies include hiking, water sports, Argentine tango,
photography, and knitting.
Professor Michael Iversen
City & Metropolitan Planning
UAC Courses: CMP 2010 (Design Ecologies), CMP 3100 (Planning Theory and Practice),
CMP 3200 (Ecology of Human Settlements) Email: Michael.Iversen@utah.edu Office Location: U845
Michael Iversen will be teaching urban ecology courses at the University of Utah Asia
Campus. He earned a Masters in Urban Planning and Policy at the University of Illinois
at Chicago (UIC), where he is also a PhD candidate. Before joining the Dept. of City
and Metropolitan Planning, Michael taught sustainable planning and architecture for
20 years at various universities in Chicago, including UIC, Illinois Institute of
Technology and DePaul University.
In 2007, he was awarded a NSF IGERT Fellowship in Landscape, Ecological and Anthropogenic
Processes, intended to train doctorate students to become change agents concerning
complex environmental issues. In 2010, Michael earned a Geospatial Analysis and Visualization
Graduate Certificate at UIC. Michael has been a licensed architect for over 30 years,
and a LEED Accredited Professional since 2004.
Michael’s research areas are urban ecology, urban sustainability, and coupled natural
and human systems. His primary research area is based on the investigation of urban
areas as urbanized ecosystems. This approach allows for a complex, dynamical ecosystems
approach in the study of urbanized areas.
He enjoys reading daily newspapers with morning coffee, and looks forward to attending
as many baseball games throughout Korea as possible.