Meet Prof. Hee-Seung Kang (ESL)

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Hee-Seung Kang is a Professor of ESL in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Sheridan. She received her MA in TESOL and Ph.D in English Language and Rhetoric with a special focus on second language writing at the University of Washington, Seattle, USA. Her primary research interests are multilingual students’ academic writing socialization, writing teacher education, and qualitative research methods.

Before joining Sheridan, she served as Director of the ESL Writing Program at Case Western Reserve University (USA) where she developed various undergraduate and graduate English language curriculum and programs. She was a recipient of 2010 TESOL Award for Outstanding Paper on NNEST issues and Distinguished Teaching Award both at the University of Washington (2006) and Case Western Reserve University (2016). Outside academia, Hee-Seung enjoys pilates, cooking, and traveling around the world.

Hee-Seung Kang answers Alchemy’s Proust Questionnaire:

Favourite virtue: Openness.

Most overrated virtue: Perfection.

Most important lesson I’ve learned this year: Possibilities are endless.

Moment in my life I’d like to re-live: My life in Seattle as a graduate student.

The word/phrase/expression I overuse in life: “Where is my cell phone?”

If I weren’t a teacher I’d be: A journalist.

My favourite food/meal and drink: Moqueca de peixe (Brazilian fish stew) and apple mint mojito.

My favourite painter/artist: Claude Monet, Andy Warhol.

My guilty TV pleasure: Breaking Bad, Life Below Zero.