KEERA Executive

Advisors

Richard R. Day is a professor in the Department of Second Language Studies, College of Languages, Linguistics, and Literature, University of Hawai’i. His areas of specialization include second language reading, second language teacher education, curriculum design, and materials development. Dr. Day is a co-editor of Reading in a Foreign Language and is Chairman and co-founder of the Extensive Reading Foundation.

Professor Rod Ellis is the deputy head of the Department of Applied Language Studies and Linguistics at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.In addition, he is a TESOL Professor and Chair of the Graduate School of Education at Anaheim University, where he teaches various online courses in the Master of Arts in TESOL. Since 1980, Professor Ellis has authored more than 30 books and 100 articles on second language acquisition.

Alan Maley has been involved in ELT for over 45 years. He has worked for the British Council in Yugoslavia, Ghana, Italy, France, China, India, Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia as well as his native country UK. He has published widely and is series editor of the Oxford Resource Books for Teachers. His publications include Resource Book for Teachers: Literature, Beyond Words, Sounds Interesting, Sounds Intriguing, Words, Variations on a Theme, and Drama Techniques in Language Learning, The Mind’s Eye, Learning to listen and Poem into Poem, Short and Sweet, and The Language, Teacher’s Voice. He is currently a freelance consultant, and Series Editor for the Oxford University Press and his main current interests are in creative writing and innovative materials design.

Paul Nation is Professor in Applied Linguistics at the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies (LALS) at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand. He supervises MA and PhD research on vocabulary. He has taught in Indonesia, Thailand, the United States, Finland and Japan.

KEERA Executive Board (2014-2016)

President

Dr. Jeong-ryeol Kim

Dr. Jeong-ryeol Kim is an associate professor of English at Korea National U. of Education teaching methodology, integrated content and language teaching, and English linguistics. He is the vice-dean of the Center for In-service Education at KNUE. He has been an active member of KOTESOL and was the president of KOTESOL back in 1995. He is currently the president of KAPEE. He was involved in many different government projects in English education. He has published books on classroom English, teaching methodology, English curriculum, English classroom observation and analysis and so on. He has published numerous articles in the area of elementary English education and technology enhanced English teaching.

 Vice-President

Dr. Young-joo Jeon

Young-Joo Jeon has a Ph. D in English education and has been a professor of English education department at Mok-won University. She had taught English in several middle and high schools for 15 years before. She has been involved in many different government projects in English education policy, teaching methodology and classroom observation about ER. She has published books on classroom English and high-school English textbooks. She has published many articles in the area of primary & secondary school English education, and classroom observation & analysis and so on. She is a vice-president of KAFLE (Korea Association of Foreign Languages Education). She was an editor of journal of KEES (Korea English Education Society). Now she is an editor of Journal of Extensive Reading in Foreign Languages (JERFL); the journal of KEERA as well as a board member of KATE , KAMALL and KASEE. She is 2nd vice-president of KOTESOL .

General Officers

Becky Elliot

사본 -IMG_1245Rebecca Elliott has over ten years experience in educational publishing, teaching, and teacher training. She was the editor-in-chief at Compass Media, and is currently Compass’s academic consultant for Latin and South America. Rebecca previously worked with Innovatus Education, Harcourt School Publishers and BCM Media. Rebecca has developed and implemented camp programs, after-school programs, and extensive reading programs for students of all ages. She currently develops educational materials and provides training programs for teachers in Korea and abroad, especially in programs related to extensive reading!

Aaron Jolly

Aaron-JollyAaron D. Jolly is an English teacher, a curriculum designer, and a teacher trainer. Formerly, he taught students of all ages in Korea, including teaching kindergarten, elementary and teenage children, as well as college students. Aaron was previously the National 2nd Vice President of Korea TESOL. He is a co-Founder and co-Facilitator of the KOTESOL Extensive Reading Special Interest Group (ER SIG) and was an active member of the Young Learners SIG for several years. He has been conference chair or program chair for more than 15 conferences and symposia for KOTESOL. Aaron is also a founding appointed executive board member of KEERA (The Korean English Extensive Reading Association) and helped bring the 2nd World Congress of ER to Korea this past September. He is co-author of the Pearson Young Learners series called “Our Discovery Island”.

Eunsol Shin
Eunsol Shin is currently an English language education MA student in the Sogang Graduate School of Education (anticipating graduation this year). She has worked as a private English teacher for 8 years, teaching grammar, speaking and reading. Eunsol participated in the 2009 Extensive Reading Symposium as a volunteer worker, assisting with room monitoring and presenter assistance. She has also started an extensive reading study group based in Ansan.

Treasurer

MyeongGi Jeong

사본 -new doc_1MyeongGi Jeong received the B.S. in elementary education from Seoul National University of Education, Korea in 2002 and also received M.S. in elementary English education from Korea National University of Education, Korea in 2012. Since 2004, he has been working at the Seoul Song Jeong Elementary School as a teacher. His main research interests include Smart English learning and English learning for underachievers.

Former KEERA Executive Board (2011-2014)

President

Dr. Jeong-ryeol Kim is an associate professor of English at Korea National U. of Education teaching methodology, integrated content and language teaching, and English linguistics. He is the vice-dean of the Center for In-service Education at KNUE. He has been an active member of KOTESOL and was the president of KOTESOL back in 1995. He is currently the president of KAPEE. He was involved in many different government projects in English education. He has published books on classroom English, teaching methodology, English curriculum, English classroom observation and analysis and so on. He has published numerous articles in the area of elementary English education and technology enhanced English teaching.

Vice-President

Dr. Rob Waring teaches at Notre Dame Seishin University in Okayama, Japan. He is an acknowledged expert in Extensive Reading and second language vocabulary acquisition and lectures and publishes widely on these subjects. He is on the Executive Board the Extensive Reading Foundation and is also author and series editor of the Foundations Reading Library, the Footprint Reading Library, and the Page Turners Reading Library by Cengage Learning. He has been very active in setting up KEERA and wishes to continue this work. He often travels to Korea.

Elected Officers

Scott Miles is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Foreign Languages in Daegu-Haany University. Scott has an MA in TESOL and is currently working on a doctorate degree in Applied Linguistics in language acquisition. He is the Editor of the TESOL Review journal, and has published a reading course book for Macmillan publishers (Essential Reading). Scott is a board member of the Extensive Reading Foundation. He is currently the Chair of the Extensive Reading SIG for KOTESOL. His research interests include extensive reading, grammar and vocabulary acquisition.

Sunmi Park is an undergraduate TESOL major at Brigham Young University of Hawaii. She is active in the Hawaii TESOL leadership as a membership secretary, assisting in the organization of the recent HTESOL Conference in February of 2011. She has also published several articles in the HTESOL newsletter publication. Sunmi also volunteers at the Kahaku Community Center on a weekly basis tutoring immigrant students.

Eunsol Shin is currently an English language education MA student in the Sogang Graduate School of Education (anticipating graduation this year). She has worked as a private English teacher for 8 years, teaching grammar, speaking and reading. Eunsol participated in the 2009 Extensive Reading Symposium as a volunteer worker, assisting with room monitoring and presenter assistance. She has also started an extensive reading study group based in Ansan.

Appointed Positions

Treasurer

 Position to be appointed

 

Webmaster

Position to be appointed

Community Outreach

Dr. Young-joo Jeon is a professor of English education department at Mok-won University in Korea. She has been an active member of ETAK(English Teachers Association in Korea) and is a board member of KEES, KASEE, and MESK. She had taught English in several middle and high schools for 15 years before. She has been involved in many different government projects in English education policy, teaching methodology and classroom observation. She is also an author of books on classroom English and high-school English textbook in Korea. She has published many articles in the area of secondary school English education, English teachers’ employment exam and English classroom observation & analysis.

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