Professional Activities


Occasional reviewer of manuscripts, Linguistic Inquiry, Journal of Pragmatics, Natural Language and Linguistic Theory, Language Learning.
Member of Review Board. Linguistic Research. Jong-Bok Kim & Peter Sells (eds.) Kyunghee University Press, Seoul, Korea.
Member of Review Board. Korean Language in America. Journal of American Association of Teachers of Korean.
Abstract reviewer of Japanese/Korean Linguistics and American Association of Teachers of Korean.


2004-present Director, The Korean Language Program.
2015-present Graduate admissions committee
2007-present Director, The Korean Linguistics Research Group
2014 Search committee member, Computational linguistics search.


2014-present Director, Asian Studies Program.
2013-2014 Acting Chair, Asian Studies Program Advisory Council.
2004-present Member, Asian Studies Program Advisory Council.
2010-2014 Member, Foreign Language Instruction Coordinating Council.
2013 Member, Policy Committee.

2009 Instrumental in securing donation of $1 million to the Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy from Dr. Theresa Chun for human rights research focusing on Korea.


2009 A guest lecturer, National Consortium for Teaching About Asia (NCTA) Lecture on contemporary Korean life and culture for middle and high school teachers in western New York as part of a nationwide program (NCTA) to encourage and facilitate teaching and learning about Asia in world history, geography, social studies, and literature courses.

Professional Membership

Member, Linguistic Society of America (LSA)
Member, American Association of Teachers of Korean (AATK)
Member, American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL)
Member, National Heritage Language Resource Center (NHLRC)