Bio, pictures and other information of Speakers

 



Dr. Hyojung Cho

Dr. Hyojung Cho is an Assistant Professor in the Museum Science and Heritage Management program in the Texas Tech University. She holds an M.A. in Museum Science from the George Washington University and a Ph.D. in Arts Administration, Education, and Policy at the Ohio State University, with specialization in heritage conservation. Her academic interest is on investigating the use of heritage resources for today’s purposes and ways for safeguarding them, which makes her passionate for communicating, learning, and cooperating with the diverse players beyond the boundaries of academia on the field of heritage.




 



Dr. Hyunjoo Lee

Dr. Hyun Joo Lee is the current President of the Korean Unification Culture Research Institute. She attended Dankook University, where she obtained a Master of Musicology with an emphasis in Traditional Korean Music Theory. She earned her Ph.D. in Eastern Philosophy from Yeungnam University. Her professional performances include annual performances of Gayageum (traditional Korean instrument) with UCLA, as well as with China Yanbian University of the Arts. She is the Chief Editor and publisher of the Journal of Korean Unification Culture and Arts. She is also a board member of Unification Education of the Ministry of Unification, member of appraisal board of the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism, as well as Director of the Economy Culture Cooperation. In May of 2008, she was awarded the National Peace Prize. She has had 13 publications published to date, including Cultural Music of Modern Korean Society. Her achievements and promotion of the arts mark her as one of the leading pursuers of Korean tradition.

 



Dr. Kenton T. Wilkinson

Dr. Kenton T. Wilkinson is the Regents Professor in Hispanic and International Communication at Texas Tech University. His academic training includes an M.A. in Latin American Studies from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in Radio-Television-Film with an emphasis in international communication, with specialization in Spanish- and Portuguese-language television in the Americas. He is currently the director of the Institute for Hispanic and International Communication at Texas Tech University. His exemplary teaching has been recognized - in 2010, he was inducted into Texas Tech University’s Teaching Academy, and in 2009, he was awarded the President’s Excellence in Teaching Award. He serves on the editorial board of three journals: Journal of Spanish Language Media, Global Media Journal México, and Revista Latinoamericana de Ciencias de la Comunicación (Latin American Journal of Communication Sciences), an official publication of ALAIC (Latin American Association of Communication Researchers). Dr. Wilkinson’s interest in international communication fuels his passion for cultural exchange.