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Bio's - Executives

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1. Dr. David E. Shaffer

Vice-President

Chosun University, English Language Department (emeritus)
Gwangju
Email: disin@chosun.ac.kr

David E. Shaffer has been a KOTESOL member since the beginnings of the Jeolla Chapter in 1993. He has been a professor of English at Chosun University throughout his career in TESOL/Applied Linguistics. He holds a doctorate in Linguistics and advanced certificates in TESOL. At Gwangju-Jeonnam Chapter, Dr. Shaffer served a number of years as Chapter Advisor and as Chapter Conference officer before becoming Chapter President (2007-16). At the National level, he...

2. William Mulligan

President

Kwangju Women's University
Gwangju
Email: fsubilltesol@gmail.com

Bill Mulligan has worked in Korea as a teacher for over a decade. He has been a proud member of KOTESOL since 2009. In that time, he has served as National Membership Committee chair, and editor-in-chief of The English Connection. After serving on the National Council for two years, he decided that he wanted to focus more on working with his local chapter, becoming Vice-President in 2015. He has also been a very active member of the International Conference Committee. As the new president...

3. Lindsay Herron

Treasurer

Gwangju National University of Education
English Education
Gwangju
Email: lnherron@gmail.com

Lindsay Herron has been a visiting professor at Gwangju National University of Education in Gwangju since 2008. Prior to that, she taught English on a Fulbright grant at Seogwipo High School in Jeju-do. She has a master’s degree in Language Education from Indiana University-Bloomington, a master’s in Cinema Studies from New York University, bachelor’s degrees in English and Psychology from Swarthmore College, a CELTA, and the CELTA YL Extension. She is...

4. Bryan Hale

Officer-at-Large

University of New England
Armidale, Australia
Email: bryan.english.teacher@gmail.com

Bryan Hale is from Australia. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in English, he spent a chunk of life in an office job in Sydney, wondering what you do with a BA in English. Then he got a CELTA and found out that he loves English language teaching. Bryan has been in Korea since 2011. He recently taught elementary and middle school students at Sunkyung Academy in Gwangju. His previous experience includes teaching in a public middle school, and teaching...

5. Jocelyn Wright

Officer-at-Large

Mokpo National University
Department of English Language and Literature
Mokpo, Jeolla-namdo
Email: jocelynmnu@yahoo.com

Jocelyn Wright, Assistant Professor in the English Language and Literature Department at Mokpo National University, specializes in Practical English. She obtained an honor’s degree in linguistics, has done graduate studies in the field of education, and is also CELTA certified. She began teaching English in 1999 and has taught EFL in a variety of contexts, not only in Korea but also in France, French-Canada, and the...

6. Cara Scott

Membership Coordinator

Chonnam National University, Gwangju
Email: cscottcnu@gmail.com // Phone: 010-2696-4336

Cara Scott is a graduate of Central Washington University with a degree in Asian Studies and a certification in TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language). While attending university, she worked in the ESL department as a teacher’s assistant and volunteered as a mentor with incoming international students. In 2012, she was hired by the Gyeongsan Office of Education to teach English and relocated to South Korea. Currently Cara is working as an English...

6. Maria Neliza "Ynell" Lumantao

Officer-at-Large

Chonnam National University
Doctoral Program
Gwangju
Email: ma.neliza_lumantao@yahoo.com

Ynell Lumantao was born in the Philippines. She holds a BA in Political Science (minor, Education), and MAs in both Business Administration and Linguistics. She has a teaching license and has been an EFL teacher for ten years. At the National level, Ynell has served on the International Conference Committee for the past three years. She is currently a PhD candidate in the Linguistics Program at Chonnam National University.

7. Seongsuk Yun

Officer-at-Large

Ojeong English Center
Gwangju
Email: yssdemi@hanmail.net

Seongsuk Yun is the Team Leader of the Ojeong English Center, one of only five government-funded English centers in Gwangju. She is a graduate of Gwangju National University of Education (GNUE) and has taught at the elementary school level for seven years as a homeroom teacher and for another six years as an English subject teacher. Ms. Yun was selected by the Office of Education for an intensive teacher-training program at Powell College in the United States. In 2015, she has been a member...

8. Gene S. Shaffer

Officer-at-Large

Dong-gu, Gwangju
Email: spiritmonger@naver.com

Gene Shaffer graduated from the English Department of Korea Soongsil Cyber University after studying at The Pennsylvania State University (USA). Being born and raised in Korea in a bilingual environment, he is fluent in both English and Korean. Gene has been a KOTESOL member since 2007 and has volunteered service to the International Conference Committee since that time -- first with their Registration Committee and since 2011 as Financial Affairs Manager. He has also served as an assistant to the National...