Haesook Chae - Political Science
Born and raised in South Korea, I received my B.A. at Seoul National University in Archaeology and Anthropology. After coming to the U.S. and while raising my children I received my M.A. and Ph.D. in political science at the University of Southern California in 1993. After teaching part-time in Los Angeles, I came to Baldwin-Wallace College in 2000 as a tenure track political science professor.
What have you learned while teaching at B-W?:
Iíve become a more sensitive mentor to all my students. Iíve come to better appreciate the importance of listening to their feedback.
What inspired you to get into college teaching?:
One of my professors at USC served as my role model and inspiration.
Describe the ways in which you mentor students interested in your department:
I have developed an introductory course designed to capture the interest of new students. I also advise my students and welcome them to come to my office to chat about school and/or life.
If you weren't teaching what would you be doing?:
I would pursue research.
What do students like best about your class?:
My fairness, thorough preparation, and varied presentation styles. All of these have contributed to the popularity of my classes.