Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Yo-Jung Han, who has accepted a position as visiting assistant professor at Appalachian State University (NC) in the Hayes School of Music. She will teach courses in music methods for classroom teachers, and cultivating creative expression through music.
Han received her bachelor’s degree in music education (piano concentrate) from Konkuk University with a full scholarship and extra grant. She earned a master’s degree in music education from Seoul National University in South Korea and also a master’s degree from Penn State. She taught general music in public middle schools in Korea for over 6 years as well as private K-8 schools in the United States. She has also worked as a conductor, pianist, and organist.
Her current research interests include cognitive processes in learning from multiple representations and mental imagery triggered by music. She served as secretary of the 2nd International Conference of Asia Pacific Society for the Cognitive Science of Music (APSCOM2). She has presented her research at state, national, and international levels. Yo-Jung is currently working on her dissertation, “The Effect of Visually Presented Lyrics on Song Learning,” advised by professor emeritus Joanne Rutkowski.