East Asian Languages & Cultures
B.A., Seoul National University ; M.A., New England Conservatory; D.M.A., Indiana University
Green Hall 234A
Jaehee Ju ParkVisiting Lecturer in Korean
Interested in sharing and teaching Korean language and culture.
Music is believed to affect student achievement along numerous dimensions. My doctoral research examines how private music lessons affect parent-child relationships and student socio-emotional skills including the child’s motivation, attention, and self-efficacy.
At Wellesley, I teach Korean 201 and 202. Before coming to Wellesley, I taught Korean at Yale University as teaching assistant. I am also a devoted music instructor. I teach at the Bunker Hill Community College as an adjunct faculty member, and at the Chestnut Hill School (cello faculty). I am also a former cello faculty at Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra ICP program.
As an active musician I have served as a principal cellist in the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and in the Boston Civic Symphony. One of my fondest memories of the Chicago Civic is playing in a pop-up concert in a Chicago mall with a few orchestra members and Yo-Yo Ma – surprise! Currently, I am the artistic coordinator of the Boston Cello Ensemble.
I enjoy spending time with my two toddlers and cooking Korean food with my adoring husband.