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Dae-Kun Kim, Ph.D., a Korean native with a California upbringing, is an assistant professor in the English Program at Gallaudet University. He has a Ph.D. in Critical Studies in the Education of Deaf Learners from Gallaudet University. His research focuses on various types and genres in graphic novels and manga/comic books in Deaf people’s reading experiences. His recent work emphasizes experiences of reading graphic novels to foster reading interest in Deaf Elementary school students.
In addition to his Ph.D., Dae-Kun holds an Educational Specialist degree from Gallaudet, a Master of Science in Secondary Education for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing specializing in English Instruction, and a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology from Rochester Institute of Technology. His Master’s Capstone is titled Reading Graphic Novels: Understanding and Appreciation by Deaf College Level Students.
His prior experience includes being the Program Coordinator for the Center for Continuing and Online Education (CCOE), which embodies the responsibilities of coordinating several Professional Studies and Training (PST) courses, recruiting PST course instructors, communicating with various departments in the University, coordinating the University’s summer semester sessions, and providing academic advisings to Online Degree Completion Program students.
Dae-Kun also has experience as an adjunct faculty member for the General Studies department as a professor for courses such as First Year Seminar, Utilizing Critical Literacy through Graphic Novels, Introduction to Korea, and Reframing History through Critical Theory. Some other classes include Introduction to Education and Teaching under the Department of Education and several English courses with the English Language Institute at Gallaudet University with the opportunity to teach Deaf and hard of hearing students from all over the world - China, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Norway, Venezuela, and Korea to name a few.
Gallaudet University, chartered in 1864, is a private university for deaf and hard of hearing students.
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