Emmy J. Min
Assistant (Teaching) Professor
PhD, University of California, Riverside
Dr. Emmy J. Min is an Assistant (Teaching) Professor of Clinical Education. She is a faculty member for the Master of Arts in Teaching program who teaches various courses in the MAT and MAT-TESOL programs. Some of the courses she teaches include “Human Differences,” “Instruction for English as a New Language,” “Assessment and Instruction for Diverse English Learners” and “Capstone for TESOL students.” Her area of expertise is Teacher Education.
Min’s research interests include the issues of social and cultural capital, gender, language and online learning as they relate to the education of English language learning and ethnic minority students. She is also interested in educational issues of Asian-American students such as ethnic identity, immigration status, generational conflicts and English language learning. She recently completed a research project that examined how culture, language and gender influence the teacher-student relationships in one English medium high school in South Korea. She has presented at many conferences on the topics of gender and language learning, pop culture in English language learning, and case studies of Korean high school students. Currently, Min is in the process of publishing three pieces entitled “Public and tacit institutional goals of a high school and their impact on curriculum-in-use”, “English language learners& rsquo; online reflections and their motivations to use English” and “Gendered strategies and educational equity: the case of Korean high school students.”
Before coming to USC, Min was an instructor at the University of California, Riverside prior to which she taught at Kyunghee University in Korea. Before her career in higher education, Min taught English to speakers of other languages in both national and international contexts for over ten years. Dr. Min earned her PhD in Education from the University of California, Riverside; her MA in Communication Management from the University of Southern California and her BA in Social Science from the University of California, Irvine.