Jongnam Choi, Ph.D.

 

Department of Geography

Western Illinois University

1 University Circle, Tillman Hall 308

Macomb, IL 61455

Email: j-choi1@wiu.edu

Homepage: faculty.wiu.edu/j-choi1

Voice/Fax: 309-298-2635/3003

 

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS:

Professor of Geography, Western Illinois University, (Fall 2011 - present)

Associate Professor of Geography, Western Illinois University, (Fall 2006 - Spring 2011)

Assistant Professor of Geography, Western Illinois University, (Spring 2001 - Spring 2006)

 

EDUCATION:

Ph.D., Geography, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, USA, 2001

M.A., Geography, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, 1992

B.A., Geography, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, 1990

 

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION:

Synoptic Meteorology

Environmental Climatology

Paleoecology

Biogeography

Asian Studies

 

COURSES TAUGHT

GEOG 120 (Introduction to Weather and Climate)

GEOG 121 (Planet Earth: Surface Processes and Interactions)

GEOG 300 (Principles of Meteorological Instruments)

GEOG 301 (Introduction to Quantitative Geography)

GEOG 327 (Environmental Climatology)

GEOG 337 (Understanding Climate Change)

GEOG 425 (Satellite/Radar Meteorology)

UNIV 201 (Introduction to Environmental Studies)

 
PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLE

Jongnam Choi, 2015, "Longitudinal Analysis of East Sea Naming in American and European Maps and Atlases," Dokdo Research Journal, 32, pp. 28-39.

Chung-Sun Park, Sangill Hwang, Soon-Ock Yoon, Jongnam Choi, 2014, Grain size partitioning in loess paleosol sequence on the west coast of South Korea using the Weibull function, CATENA, 121, 307-320.

Okkyong Yoon and Jongnam Choi, 2014, A Study of American Geography Educators¡¯ Knowledge on Korea and Perception on Sovereignty Education, Journal of The Korean Association of Regional Geographers, 3, 344-355.

Sangill Hwang, Chung-Sun Park, Soon-Ock Yoon, Jongnam Choi, 2014, Origin and weathering properties of loess-paleosol sequence in the Goseong area on the east coast of South Korea, Quaternary International, 344, 17-33.

Ohyama, M., Yonenobu, H., Choi, J., Park, W., Hanzawa, M., and Suzuki, M., 2013, Climate field reconstruction of East Asian spring temperature, Climate of the Past, 9, 261-266.

Okkyong Yoon and Jongnam Choi, 2012, Overview of the Research Stations in Antarctica and the Geographical Characteristics of the King Sejong Station, Journal of the Association of Korean Photo-Geographers, 22 (2), 87-100.

Okkyong Yoon and Jongnam Choi, 2012, Preliminary Study on Effective Overseas Public Relations Strategies for East Sea and Dokdo, Territory and Seas, 2, 86-103.

Sangill Hwang, Soon-Ock Yoon, Ji-Young Lee, Hyo-Seon Kim, Jongnam Choi, 2012, Phytolith analysis and reconstruction of paleoenvironment at the Nabokri valley plain, Buyeo, Korea, Quaternary International, 254, 129-137.

Soon-Ock Yoon, Hye-Ryung Kim, Sangill Hwang, Jongnam Choi, 2012, Holocene vegetation and climatic change inferred from isopollen maps on the Korean Peninsula, Quaternary International, 254, 58–67.

Jongnam Choi, Jeongbo Shim, and Okkyong Yoon, 2011, Labeling and Principles of Geographic Naming of the Sea Between Korea and Japan with Reference to the Atlas and Geography Textbook Publishers of the United States and the United Kingdom, Journal of the Korean Cartographic Association, 11 (2), 27-37.

Jongnam Choi, 2009, Seasonality and Criminal Incidents on and off Campus, The Journal of humanities, Institute of Humanities, Seoul, Korea, 16, 69-93.

Seokhoi Yim and Jongnam Choi, 2009, Farmers¡¯ Perception of Wetlands and Their Attitude on Government Wetlands Policies: A Study of Four Illinois Counties in the United States, Journal of the Korean Geographical Society, 44, 624-633.

Jongnam Choi, Gwangyong Choi, and Thomas Williams, 2008, Prevailing Synoptic Patterns for Persistent Positive Temperature Anomaly Episodes in the United States, Journal of the Korean Geographical Society, 43, 701-714.

Gwang-yong Choi, Jongnam Choi, and Ho-Jang Kwon, 2005, The Impact of High Apparent Temperature on the Increase of Summertime Disease-related Mortality in Seoul: 1991-2000, Journal of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, 38 (3), 283-290.

Jongnam Choi and Vernon G. Meentemeyer, 2003, "Climatology of Persistent Positive Temperature Anomalies for the Contiguous United States (1950-1995)" Physical Geography, 23 (3), 175-195.

Gwangyong Choi, Jongnam Choi, Jong-Wook Kim, and Seok-Woo Son, 2002, The Climatology of Perceived Sultriness in South Korea, Journal of Korean Geographical Society, 37 (4), 385-402.

Gwang Yong Choi, Jong-Nam Choi, and Jong Wook Kim, 2000, The temporal Variations of Summer Temperature in Central Area of Korea during the 20th Century, Journal of the Korean Geographical Society, 35 (4), 519-528.

Elgene O. Box and Jong-Nam Choi, 2000, Estimating Species-Based Community Integrity under Global Warming, with Special Reference to the Western Mediterranean Region, Phytocoenologia, 30 (2), 325-352.

Jongnam Choi, Won-Kyu Park, and Keun-Bae Yu, 1994, ¡°Central Korea Temperature Changes Reconstructed from Tree Rings of Subalpine Conifers: A.D. 1635 to 1990,¡± Dendrochronologia, 12, 33-44.

 

PROCEEDING

Jongnam Choi, 2015, "An Introduction of Dokdo Lesson Package for American Students," Proceeding of the International Conference on the Territory and Maritime Issues, Korean-American University Professors Association and Northeast Asian History Foundation, pp. 97-105.

Jongnam Choi, 2015, "Understanding Climate Change", Proceeding of the 2015 Conference on Marine Geographic Name and Marine Education, Korea Hydrographic and Oceanographic Administration, pp. 63-115.

Jongnam Choi and Joseph Stoltman, 2015, "US Geography Teachers' Familiarity with and Knowledge of Korea and Dokdo," 2014 KAUPA Special Forum in Seoul, pp.105-113.

Jongnam Choi and Okkyong Yoon, 2014, ¡°American Geography Teachers¡¯ Familiarity with and Knowledge of East Sea,¡± Proceeding of the 20th International Seminar on Sea Names: Sea, Sea Names, and Peace in East Asia, pp.225-233.

Jongnam Choi and Okkyong Yoon, 2014, ¡°Recent Trend in Naming Geographic Features in Antarctica,¡± Proceeding of the Annual Meeting of the Korean Association of Regional Geographers, Spring 2014, pp.5-7.

Jongnam Choi and Okkyong Yoon, 2014, ¡°Knowledge and Perception in Korea of American Geography Teachers,¡± Proceeding of the Annual Meeting of the Korean Association of Regional Geographers, Spring 2014, pp.43-46.

Jongnam Choi, 2014, ¡°An Introduction of Higher Values in Higher Education at Western Illinois University,¡± Proceeding of the 2nd International Workshop on Global Education and Teacher, pp.67-75.

Jongnam Choi and Okkyong Yoon, 2013, ¡°Analysis of Naming Geographic Features in Antarctica in the Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica,¡± Proceeding of the 2013 Annual Conference of the Korean Geographical Society, pp.156-160.

Jongnam Choi, 2012, ¡°East Sea in Atlases and Geography Textbooks,¡± Proceeding of the 3rd International Conference on Geographic Naming and Geographic Education, pp.65-70, The Northeast Asian History Foundation.

Goeun Lee, Keun-Bae Yu, and Jongnam Choi, 2012, ¡°Climate Changes in North Korea¡±, Proceeding of the Annual Meeting of the Korean Geographical Society, Spring 2012, pp.135-136.

Donghee Koh and Jongnam Choi, 2012, ¡°Decadal Change in Distribution of Asian Americans in Chicago: 1990~2010¡±, Proceeding of the Annual Meeting of the Korean Geographical Society, Spring 2012, pp.288-291.

Okkyong Yoon and Jongnam Choi, 2012, ¡°The Geographical Characteristics of the King Sejong Station in Antarctica,¡± Proceeding of the Annual Meeting of the Korean Geographical Society, Spring 2012, pp.269-270.

Jongnam Choi, 2011, ¡°Recent trend in naming East Sea and Dokdo in Atlases and Geography Textbooks¡±, Proceeding of the 17th International Seminar on Sea Names, pp.209-212, The Society for East Sea and the Northeast Asian History Foundation.

Jongnam Choi, 2011, ¡°East Sea in the Atlases published in the United States and United Kingdom¡±, Proceeding on Establishing Identity of Geographical Features: A Special Focus on Controversies in Naming the Sea between Korea and Japan, pp.73-96, The Northeast Asian History Foundation.

Jongnam Choi, 2011, ¡°Reflection on the 1st International Conference on Territorial and Geographic Education¡±, Proceeding of the 2nd International Conference on Territorial and Geographic Education: Korea in Geography Education and Territorial Issues, pp.7-9, The Northeast Asian History Foundation.

Jongnam Choi, 2011, ¡°East Sea and Dokdo in the U.S. Textbooks¡±, Proceeding of the 2nd International Conference on Territorial and Geographic Education: Korea in Geography Education and Territorial Issues, pp.131-134, The Northeast Asian History Foundation.

Jongnam Choi, 2011, ¡°East Sea in the maps¡±, Proceeding of the Annual Meeting of the Korean Association of Regional Geographers, Spring 2011, pp.39-43.

Jongnam Choi, Christopher Sutton, and Robert Shepard, 2010, ¡°Naming of the sea between Korea and Japan in the geography textbooks in the United States¡±, pp.1-4, The Northeast Asian History Foundation.

Jongnam Choi, 2010, Naming Patterns and Policies of Mapmaking Companies in the United States and the United Kingdom, Proceeding in the Issues of the Geographic Name, East Sea or Sea of Japan, pp.6-7, The Northeast Asian History Foundation.

Jongnam Choi, 2010, Naming Patterns and Policies of Mapmaking Companies in the United States and the United Kingdom, Proceeding of the Workshop on Geographic Names and the Name ¡°East Sea¡±, pp. 129-173, The Northeast Asian History Foundation.

Jongnam Choi, 2009, Korean Geographers in the United States: Focused on their academic activities, Proceeding of the Workshop on Geographic Names, 89-99.

Gwangyong Choi and Jongnam Choi, ¡°The Favorable Synoptic Patterns of Heat Waves in Korea,¡± Proceeding of the Annual Meeting of the Korean Geographical Society, Spring 2003, pp.83-86.

Gwangyong Choi, Jongnam Choi, Jongwook Kim, and Seokwoo Son, ¡°Temporal Trends and Spatial Patterns of Bioclimatic Heat Stress in South Korea¡±, Proceeding of the Annual Meeting of the Korean Meteorological Society, Spring 2002.

Jongnam Choi and Vernon Meentemeyer, ¡°Climatology and Synoptic Patterns of Persistent Positive Temperature Anomalies for the Contiguous United States¡±, Proceeding of the Annual Meeting of the Korean Geographical Society, Spring 2002.

Gwangyong Choi, Jongnam Choi, and Jongwook Kim, ¡°Heatwave as a natural hazard with a focus on increasing human mortality in large cities in Korea in 1994¡±, Proceeding of the Annual Meeting of the Korean Geographical Society, Spring 2002, pp.162-166.

Gwangyong Choi, Jongnam Choi, Seok-Woo Son, 2001, ¡°Normals and Extremes of Heat Stress in South Korea¡±, Proceeding of the Annual Meeting of the Korean Geographical Society, Spring 2002, pp.151-153.

 

BOOK

Jongnam Choi, 2015, Editor, The National Atlas of Korea, in English, The National Geographic Information Institute, Korea.

Sunyurp Park, Jeongjae Park, and Jongnam Choi, 2014, The Handy Weather Answer Book, in Korean, p. 448, Purungil, Korea.

Jongnam Choi, 2013, Editor, The Geography of Dokdo, in English, The National Geographic Information Institute, Korea.

Jongnam Choi, 2012, Editor, The Geography of Dokdo, in Korean, The National Geographic Information Institute, Korea.

Jongnam Choi, 2010, Editor, The Geography of Korea, The National Geographic Information Institute, Korea.

 

BOOK CHAPTER

Jongnam Choi, 2012, Geosystems: An Introduction to Physical Geography, Translation to Korean, pp.47-66, 119-142, 247-276, Sigma Press, Seoul, Korea.

Jongnam Choi, 2012, ¡°Climatology, New perspective to the world¡±, in Exploring Geography in the Knowledge-based Information Society, 3rd Edition, pp. 135-164. Hanul Publishing Company, Seoul, Korea.

Marcus Buker and Jongnam Choi, 2011, "Meteorology:  Forecasting the Future of Weather Prediction", 21st Century Geography: A Reference Handbook, pp. 13-28, Sage Publications.

Jongnam Choi et al., 2008, ¡°Climatology, New perspective to the world¡±, in Exploring Geography in the Knowledge-based Information Society, 2nd Edition, pp. 107-128. Hanul Publishing Company, Seoul, Korea.

Jongnam Choi, 2006, ¡°Natural Environment of Gyeonggi Province¡±, in Gyeonggi Province. (eds.) Gyeonggi Geography, Suwon, Korea, pp.5-25, Government Publication ID: 71-6410000-000266-01.

Jongnam Choi, 2006, ¡°City and Air Pollution¡±, in Kim, Inn and Park, Soojin. (eds.) Urban Geography and Urbanology, Seoul, Korea, pp.427-443.

Park, Siyoung., Su-Yeul Chung, and Jongnam Choi. 2006. "Asians in Chicago", in Greene, R.P., M.J. Bouman, and D. Grammenos. (eds.) Chicago's Geographies: Metropolis for the 21st Century, Association of American Geographers: Washington, D.C. pp. 217-31.

Kwang Chung Kim, Siyoung Park and Jongnam Choi, 2005, ¡°Part 1: History and Demographics: Demographics and Residential Distribution,¡± Koreans in the Windy City: 100 years of Korean Americans in the Chicago Area, East Rock Institute, pp.37-54.

Elgene O. Box and Jongnam Choi, 2003, ¡°Chapter 1 Climate, in Forest Vegetation of Northeast Asia¡±, Geobotany 28, pp.5-32, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht, Netherlands.

Jongnam Choi et al., 2002, ¡°Climatology, New perspective to the world, in Exploring Geography in the Knowledge-based Information Society, pp. 107-128. Hanul Publishing Company, Seoul, Korea.

 

ESSAY

Jongnam Choi, 2012, ¡°The General Assembly of the International Hydrographic Organization in Monaco and Controversies on Maritime Name of East Sea,¡± Issue &, 474, pp. 6-9.

Okkyong Yoon and Jongnam Choi, 2012, ¡°King Sejong Scientific Research Base in Antarctic,¡± The Korean Geographical Society Newsletter, 113, pp. 4-7.

Jongnam Choi, 2010, ¡°Suggestion for the foreign promotion about Dokdo and East Sea¡±, The Northeast Asian History Foundation Newsletter, 42, pp.16-17, The Northeast Asian History Foundation, Korea.

Jongnam Choi, 2008, ¡°Korean Geographers in the United States¡±, The Korean Geographical Society Newsletter, 100, pp.11-13.

 

ENCYCLOPEDIA ENTRY,

Jongnam Choi, 2012, ¡°Winds, Westerlies¡±, Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change, Sage Reference Publication, 2nd Edition, Vol. 3, pp.1093-1094.

Jongnam Choi, 2012, ¡°Korea, North¡±, Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change, Sage Reference Publication, 2nd Edition, Vol. 2, pp.582.

Jongnam Choi, 2012, ¡°Korea, South¡±, Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change, Sage Reference Publication, 2nd Edition, Vol. 2, pp.583-584.

Jongnam Choi, 2012, ¡°Heat, Latent¡±, Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change, Sage Reference Publication, 2nd Edition, Vol. 2, pp.499-500.

Jongnam Choi, 2009, ¡°Fog¡±, Encyclopedia of Global Warming, Salem Press, Vol. 2, p.437.

Jongnam Choi, 2009, ¡°South Korea¡±, Encyclopedia of Global Warming, Salem Press, Vol. 3, pp.950-952.

Jongnam Choi, 2009, ¡°North Korea¡±, Encyclopedia of Global Warming, Salem Press, Vol. 2, pp.770-772.

Jongnam Choi, 2008, ¡°Winds, Westerlies¡±, Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change, Sage Reference Publication, Vol. 3, pp.1093-1094.

Jongnam Choi, 2008, ¡°Korea, North¡±, Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change, Sage Reference Publication, Vol. 2, pp.582.

Jongnam Choi, 2008, ¡°Korea, South¡±, Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change, Sage Reference Publication, Vol. 2, pp.583-584.

Jongnam Choi, 2008, ¡°Heat, Latent¡±, Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change, Sage Reference Publication, Vol. 2, pp.499-500.

 

TRANSLATION

Jongnam Choi, 2010, Donghae and Dokdo in Old Maps, The Northeast Asian History Foundation, Korea.

 

TECHNICAL REPORT

Jongnam Choi, 2013, A Handbook on Naming of Geographic Features in Antarctica, National Geographic Information Institute, Korea, p. 180.

Jongnam Choi, 2011, Status Report for Naming of East Sea and Dokdo in the Atlases, Northeast Asian History Foundation, Korea, p.64.

Jongnam Choi and Christopher Sutton, 2011, Preliminary Study on the Naming Patterns and Policies of Mapmaking Companies in the United States and the United Kingdom, Grant report to the Northeast Asian History Foundation, Korea.

Roger Brown and Jongnam Choi, 2007, Documenting Wind Energy Potential for Illinois, 10/2006 – 06/2007: Annual Report to Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation.

Roger Brown and Jongnam Choi, 2006, Documenting Wind Energy Potential for Illinois, 10/2005 – 06/2006: Annual Report to Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation.

Roger Brown and Jongnam Choi, 2005, Documenting Wind Energy Potential for Illinois, 10/2004 – 06/2005: Annual Report to Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation.

 

GRANT

Jongnam Choi (PI), 2011, Qualifying the impact of rainfall on carbon sinks in the subtropical forests using remotely sensed data and CO2 emission measurement, University Research Council, Western Illinois University, $5,600.

Jongnam Choi (PI) and Christopher Sutton (Co-PI), 2010, Preliminary Study on the Naming Patterns and Policies of Mapmaking Companies in the United States and the United Kingdom, The Northeast Asian History Foundation, Korea, 2010, $12,548.

Jongnam Choi (PI), 2005 UNIDATA Community Equipment Awards, UNIDATA, $4000.

Roger Brown (PI) and Jongnam Choi, 2005, Documenting wind energy potential for Illinois, Illinois Clean Energy Foundation, 07/04 06/08, $476,250.

Jongnam Choi (PI), 2004, Summer stipend recipient, Western Illinois University, $3,000.

Jongnam Choi (PI), 2003, Paleoecology and landscape change on Caribou Island, Lake Superior, Canada, University Research Council, Western Illinois University, $5,000.

Jongnam Choi (PI), 2001, College of Arts and Sciences Technology Grant, Western Illinois University, $1,500.

 

AWARD

Provost Travel Awards: Spring 2009, Spring 2012, Summer 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015.

Honoring Our Professors for Excellence (H.O.P.E.) Certificate of Excellence in Teaching, Western Illinois University, 2009.

 

PAPER PRESENTATIONS: ACADEMIC CONFERENCES

¡°Teaching the Geography of Korea with the National Atlas of Korea – Session Two,¡± The 2016 National Conference on National Council for Geography Education, Tampa, FL, 07/30/2016

¡°Using the Online National Atlas of Korea in AP Human Geography, 1: Scale and City Development,¡± AP Annual 2016 Conference, Anaheim, CA, 07/16/2016

¡°Using the Online National Atlas of Korea in AP Human Geography, 2: Population and Culture,¡± AP Annual 2016 Conference, Anaheim, CA, 07/16/2016

¡°Interpreting Thematic Maps of the National Atlas of Korea,¡± The 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geographers, San Francisco, 03/30/2016

¡°Korea: Economic, Cultural, and International Political Powerhouse,¡± National Council for Social Studies, New Orleans, LA, 11/12-14/2015

¡°Geographical Names as evidences of social inequality and political reconciliation,¡± West Lakes Division of the Association of American Geographers, Eau Claire, WI, 10/15-17/2015

¡°An Overview of East Sea,¡± The 2015 National Conference on National Council for Geography Education, Washington, D.C., 08/05-06/2015.

¡°Movies and Geography,¡± The 2015 National Conference on National Council for Geography Education, Washington, D.C., 08/06/2015.

¡°An Introduction of Dokdo Lesson Plans for American Students¡±, The International Conference on the Territory and Maritime Issue: Sovereignty over Dokdo from Historical, Political, and Cultural Perspectives, Providence, RI, 06/06/2015

¡°Influences of the refractive index and absorptive index on results of grain size analysis in loess sediments,¡± The 2015 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Chicago, IL, 04/24/2015

¡°American Geography Teachers¡¯ Familiarity with and Knowledge of East Sea,¡± The 20th International Seminar on Sea Names: Sea, Sea Names, and Peace in East Asia, Gyeongju, Korea, 10/28/2014.

¡°Territorial Claims and Geographical Naming Issues in Northeast Asia, ¡°East Lakes and West Lakes Division of the Association of American Geographers, Kalamazoo, MI, 10/18/2014

¡°United States in Korean Geography Textbooks¡±, 2014 National Conference on National Council for Geography Education, Memphis, TN, 08/02/2014.

¡°Korea in World Regional Geography Textbooks in the United States¡±, The 2014 National Conference on National Council for Geography Education, Memphis, TN, 08/02/2014

¡°Island Territorial Issues: South Korea and Japan¡±, 2014 National Conference on National Council for Geography Education, Memphis, TN, 08/02/2014.

"Where Korean Tigers Crouch? Residential Distribution of Korean American in Chicago Metropolitan area," The 2014 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Tampa, FL, 04/11/2014

"Dokdo: A Key to understanding Political History of Northeast Asia in the 20th Century", Keynote Speaker, The Interdisciplinary Conference on Asia at Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL, 04/24/2014

¡°Recent Trend in Naming Geographic Features in Antarctica¡±, The Annual Meeting of the Korean Association of Regional Geographers, Spring 2014, Cheongju, Korea, 02/14-15/2014

¡°Knowledge and Perception in Korea of American Geography Teachers¡±, The Annual Meeting of the Korean Association of Regional Geographers, Spring 2014, Cheongju, Korea, 02/14-15/2014

¡°An Introduction of Higher Values in Higher Education at Western Illinois University¡±, The 2nd International Workshop on Global Education and Teacher, Jeju, Korea, 02/04-05/2014

¡°American Geography Teachers¡¯ Knowledge on Korea¡±, 2013 National Conference on National Council for Geography Education, Denver, CO, 08/03/2013.

¡°Analysis of Naming Geographic Features in Antarctica in the Composite Gazetteer of Antarctica,¡± The 2013 Annual Conference of the Korean Geographical Society, Seoul, Korea, 06/22/2013

¡°Dokdo in Atlases and Geography Textbooks,¡± The International Conference on Perspectives on the Sovereignty Issue over Dokdo, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 12/08/2012

¡°Finding Crouching Tiger: American Geography Educators¡¯ Knowledge on South Korea¡±, San Marcos, Texas, 10/03-06/2012

¡°East Sea in Atlases and Geography Textbooks,¡± The 3rd International Conference on Geographic Naming and Geographic Education, Seoul, Korea, 07/18/2012

¡°Reflection on the Previous Conferences on Territorial and Geographic Education,¡± The 3rd International Conference on Geographic Naming and Geographic Education, Seoul, Korea, 07/17/2012

¡°Demographics and Residential Distribution in Chicago Metropolitan Area,¡± The 2012 Annual Conference of the Institute of Australian Geographers, Sydney, Australia, 07/01-04/2012

¡°The Geographical Characteristics of the King Sejong Station in Antarctica,¡± The 2012 Annual Conference of the Korean Geographical Society, Seoul, Korea, 05/25/2012

¡°Decadal Change in Distribution of Asian American in Chicago: 1980-2010,¡± The 2012 Annual Conference of the Korean Geographical Society, Seoul, Korea, 05/25/2012

¡°Demographics and Residential Distribution of Korean-Americans in Chicagoland,¡± Annual Meeting of Illinois Geographical Society, Grayslake, IL, 04/28/2012

¡°East Sea in the Atlases published in the United States and United Kingdom¡±, The 3rd International Conference on Geographic Naming and Geographic Education, Seoul, Korea, 07/01/2011

¡°Reflection on the 1st International Conference on Territorial and Geographic Education¡±, The 3rd International Conference on Geographic Naming and Geographic Education, Seoul, Korea, 06/29/2011

¡°National Geographic Information System (NGIS) in Korea¡±, Illinois Geographical Society, Macomb, IL, 04/30/2011

¡°Climate Changes in North Korea¡±, 2011 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Seattle, WA, 04/13/2011

¡°Climate Changes in North Korea¡±, 2011 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Seattle, WA, 04/14/2011

¡°East Sea in the maps¡±, 2011 Conference of the Korean Association of Regional Geographers, Daegu, Korea, 02/17-18/2011

¡°Climate change in Northeast Asia,¡± West Lakes Division of Association of American Geographers, Macomb, IL, 10/21-23/2010

¡°Report on South Korea/US Geography Teachers Exchange,¡± The National Council for Geographic Education, Savannah, GA, 2010, 09/29-10/3/2010

¡°Public Knowledge and Perceptions of Wetlands of Four Illinois Counties in the United States,¡± 2010 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Washington, D.C., 04/14-18/2010

¡°How much do wetlands mean to Farmers in Illinois?¡± Illinois Geographical Society, Chicago, IL, 04/23-25/2009

¡°The Climate of North Korea and Inter-Annual Climate Change: 1978-2007,¡± 2009 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Las Vegas, NV, 03/22-27/2009

¡°The Great Midwest Floods of 1993 and 2008: A Tale of Two Summers,¡± 2009 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Las Vegas, NV, 03/22-27/2009

¡°Who care about Wetlands,¡± Illinois Geographical Society, Spring Field, IL, 04/24-26/2008

¡°Public Knowledge and Perceptions of Wetlands and Government Wetlands Policies,¡± 2008 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Boston, MA, 04/15-19/2008

¡°Korean Residential and Business Concentrations in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area,¡± 2008 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Boston, MA, 04/15-19/2008

¡±Gaffen and Ross's "Climatology and trends in U.S. surface humidity and temperature" Revisited 10 years after, ¡± 2007 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, CA, 04/17-21/2007

¡°Military Base Closure and the Decline of Korean Americans in Rural America,¡± 2007 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, San Francisco, CA, 04/17-21/2007

¡°Documenting Wind Energy Potential for Illinois,¡± Joint Annual Meeting of the Great Plains-Rocky Mountain Division and the West Lakes Division of Association of American Geographers, Lincoln, NE, 10/07/2006

¡°Spatial and Temporal Patterns of the Heat Index across the Contiguous United States, 1961-2005,¡± Joint Annual Meeting of the Great Plains-Rocky Mountain Division and the West Lakes Division of Association of American Geographers, Lincoln, NE, 10/06/2006

¡°Public Knowledge and Perceptions of Wetlands and Wetlands Mitigation Policy: A Study of Four Illinois Counties,¡± Illinois Geographical Society, Glen Ellyn, IL, 04/29/2006

¡°Documenting Wind Energy Potential for Illinois,¡± 2006 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Chicago, IL, 03/07-11/2006

¡°School Districts and Residential Choices: How educational opportunities determine residential patterns of Korean Americans in Chicago,¡± 2006, Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Chicago, IL, 03/07-11/2006

¡°A New Method of Defining Heatwave,¡± Illinois Geographical Society, Rock Island, IL, 04/23/2005

¡°A New Method of Defining Heatwaves based on the Statistical Deviation of Daily Maximum and Minimum Apparent Temperatures,¡± 2005, Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Denver, CO, 04/04-09/2005

¡°In the Night of Heat: Climatology of the Nighttime High Apparent Temperatures in the Midwest,¡± 2004 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Philadelphia, PA, 03/14-19/2004

¡°Comparative Study of the Distribution of Asian Americans in the United States,¡± 2004 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Philadelphia, PA, 2004, 03/14-19/2004

¡°Impacts of Heat Stress on Human Mortality in South Korea, 1990-1999,¡± 2004 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Philadelphia, PA, 03/14-19/2004

¡°The Favorable Synoptic Patterns of Heat Waves in Korea,¡± The Korean Geographical Society, Spring Conference, Cheongju, Korea, 05/31-06/01/2003

¡°A Climatology of Sultriness in the Midwest,¡± West Lakes Division of Association of American Geographers, Minneapolis, MN, 10/17-19/2002

¡°The Climatology of Heat Stress and Urban Mortality in South Korea,¡± Middle State Division of Association of American Geographers, Montclair, NJ, 10/12/2002

¡°Statistical Characteristics and Synoptic Patterns of Persistent Positive Temperature Anomalies in the United States, 1950-1995,¡± Korean Meteorological Administration, Seoul, Korea, 06/05/2002

¡°Climatology and Synoptic Patterns of Persistent Positive Temperature Anomalies for the Contiguous United States,¡± The Korean Geographical Society, Spring Conference, Chuncheon, Korea, 05/24-25/2002

¡°Heatwave as a natural hazard with a focus on increasing human mortality in large cities in Korea in 1994,¡± The Korean Geographical Society, Spring Conference, Chuncheon, Korea, 05/24-25/2002

¡°Temporal Trends and Spatial Patterns of Bioclimatic Heat Stress in South Korea,¡± The Korean Meteorological Society, Spring Conference, Daegu, Korea, 04/24-26/2002

¡°Spatial patterns and temporal trends of a heat index for the contiguous United States,¡± 2001 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, New York, NY, 2001

"Meteorological Conditions of Extreme Heat Index Events over the United States," Georgia Academy of Science, Brunswick, GA, 2001

"Normals and Extremes of Heat Stress in South Korea," The Korean Geographical Society, Kwangju, Korea, 2001

 

INVITED TALK

¡°Territorial issues in the Northeast Asia,¡± Hebron Presbyterian Church, Prospect Heights, IL, 03/16/2016

¡°Basics of Climate Change,¡± Climate Change Presentation, Center for International Studies, Western Illinois University, 11/09/2015

¡°Understanding Climate Change,¡± Korea Hydrographic and Oceanographic Administration, 07/29/2015

¡°Study Aboard and After,¡± Busan International High School, Busan, Korea, 07/06/2015

¡°Legitimacy for Restoring the Name ¡®East Sea¡¯,¡± Dokdo East Sea World Organization, Chicago, IL, 02/07/2015<

¡°The Growing Socio-Spatial Polarization of Korean Americans in Chicago,¡± Department of Geography Education, Korea National University of Education, Cheongju, Korea, 10/30/2014

¡°Dokdo: A Key to understanding Political History of Northeast Asia in the 20th Century¡± and ¡°East Sea: The Current Dispute over Naming Practices in the Northeast Asia¡± at the Workshop, Korean Culture, Recent History, and Geography, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, 07/16/2014

¡°Recent Climate Change in the Northeast Asia and Numerical Weather Forecasting,¡± Department of Social Studies Education, Jeju National University, Jeju, Korea, 02/05/2014

¡°Super Typhoon Haiyan¡±, Panel Discussion on the Recent Super Typhoon in the Philippines, Multicultural Center, Western Illinois University, 12/04/2013

¡°Where Korean Tigers Crouch? Korean in Chicago¡±, Seowon University, Cheongju, Korea, 11/13/2013

¡°Numerical Weather Prediction in Modern Meteorology¡±, Pusan National University, Pusan, Korea, 11/12/2013

¡°Suggestion for East Sea promotion to French Textbook Companies and Authors¡±, Korea Hydrographic Oceanographic Administration, Pusan, Korea, 11/11/2013

¡°A Study on Sovereignty Issues over Dokdo and Naming of East Sea between Korea and Japan¡±, Keynote Speaker, Seminar on Dokdo and East Sea, Dokdo East Sea World Organization, Chicago, IL, 06/29/2013

¡°Importance of Geographic Naming and East Sea in Geographic Publications,¡± Korea Maritime Institute, Seoul, Korea, 07/16/2012

¡°Modern Meteorological Instruments and Numerical Weather Prediction,¡± Konkuk University, Seoul, Korea, 06/20/2012

¡°Geological Characteristics of the King Sejong Station in Antarctica and Climate Changes in Antarctica,¡± Pusan National University, Pusan, Korea, 06/13/2012

¡°Glacial and Periglacial Landscapes at the King Sejong Station in Antarctica,¡± Korea Institute of Construction Technology, Ilsan, Korea, 06/08/2012

¡°Recent Climate Changes and its Solutions,¡± Seowon University, Cheongju, 05/31, 2012

¡°Is Climate Change Underway? Its Causes, Effects, and Solutions,¡± Special Guest Lecturer, Cheongju National University of Education, Cheongju, Korea, 10/18/2011

¡°Climate Change: Causes, Effects, and Solutions,¡± WIU Sustainability Brownbaggers Seminar, 09/27/2011

¡°Recent trend in naming East Sea and Dokdo in Atlases and Geography Textbooks,¡± The 17th International Seminar on Sea Names, Vancouver, Canada, 08/17-20/2011

¡°National GIS&T Infrastructure: The Korean Model,¡± Enhancing Latin American GIS&T Capacity for Innovation and Economic Development, Panama City, Panama, 12/1-2/2010

¡°Recent Climate Change in the Northeast Asia,¡± Pusan National University, Pusan, Korea, 11/22/2010

¡°Climate Change and Sustainable Campus,¡± Catholic University of Daegu, Daegu, Korea, 11/18/2010

¡°Naming of the sea between Korea and Japan in the geography textbooks in the United States,¡± The Northeast Asian History Foundation, Seoul, Korea, 11/15-17/2010

¡°Study on the Naming Patterns and Policies of Mapmaking Companies in the United States and the United Kingdom,¡± The 2nd International Conference on Naming Issues, Washington DC, 04/16/2010

 ¡°Understanding Climate Change,¡± Seojin Middle School, Daegu, Korea, 11/11/2009

¡°Modern Meteorology and Meteorological Methodology,¡± Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, 12/15/2009

¡°New Climatology,¡± Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, 10/19/2009

¡°Present Status and Recent Activities of Korean Geographers in the United States,¡± organized by Northeast Asian History Foundation, Washington D.C., 06/24-26/2009

¡°Public Knowledge and Perceptions of Wetlands and Government Wetlands Policies: A Study of Four Illinois Counties¡±, Environmental Summit, Western Illinois University, IL, 04/02/2008

¡°Climate Change Basics,¡± Focus the Nation Teach-in, Western Illinois University, Macomb, IL, 01/31/2008

¡°Wind Monitoring Program,¡± Community-Based Wind Energy Conference, Bureau Valley High School, Manlius, IL, 03/29/2006

¡°Heat wave, Human Mortality and Mitigation Policy,¡± Institute for Environmental Studies, Western Illinois University, 03/21/2006

Roger Brown and Jongnam Choi, The Society for Engineering in Agricultural, Food, and Biological System, Quad City, 11/01/2005

¡°The Geography of Korea¡± at the Fulbright Program (Understanding Korea Today: Traditional Values and Modern Technology), Fulbright Building, Seoul, Korea, 06/24/2005

 

OTHER ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES

Michael Robinson, Joe Stoltman and Jongnam Choi, ¡°South Korea's Dokdo and East Sea Territorial and Name Disputes," Webinar Presentation, National Council for Geographic Education, 04/01/2015

Workshop Organizer, ¡°Selecting Content and Materials for the Study of the Korean Peninsula¡±, 2013 National Conference for Geography Education, Denver, CO, 08/03/2013

Conference Organizer, The 3rd International Conference on Geographic Naming and Geographic Education, Seoul Korea, 07/16-22/2012

Session Chair, 2012, Environmental Sciences and Biogeography Division, The 2012 Annual Conference of the Korean Geographical Society, Seoul, Korea, 05/24/2012

Research at King George Island, Antarctica, Support by the National Geographical Information Institute of Korea, 12/01-17/2012

Conference Organizer, The 2nd International Conference on Territorial Geography Education, Seoul, Korea, 06/29-07/04/2011

Workshop Organizer, The 2nd Workshop on Geographic Names and the Name ¡°East Sea¡±, Churchil Hotel, Washington DC, 04/16/2010

Workshop Organizer, Workshop on Geographic Names and the Name ¡°East Sea¡±, Beacon Hotel, Washington DC, 06/25/2009

Jongnam Choi, Moderator, The 1st International Conference on Territorial Geography Education, Seoul, Korea 11/23-24/2009

Conference Co-Organizer, The 1st International Conference on Territorial Geography Education, Seoul, Korea 11/23-24/2009

Visiting Professor, Department of Geography, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, 07/12/2009

Visiting Professor, Department of Geography, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, 06/08/2005

Field trip Co-organizer for Pre-Congress Scientific Field Trips, International Geographical Congress (IGC), Seoul, Korea, 08/2000

 

MEDIA APPEARANCE

The Korea Times Chicago, 02/9. 2015

Live Broadcast Interview with Chicago Korean Radio Broadcasting (K-Radio, Chicago), 02/11/2015

WIUTV, ¡°Global Warming and Climate Change,¡± WIUTV, 02/28/2013.

 

EDITORIAL BOARD

International Journal of Geospatial and Environmental Research (IJGER), 2013-Present

Journal of Geography (Korean), 2002-Present

Journal of the Korean Association of Regional Geographers: 2011-Present

Journal of the Korean Geomorphological Association: 2012-Present 

The Geographical Journal of Korea: ISSN 1225-3766: 2003-2006

 

AFFILATION

The American Association of Geographers (AAG)

The American Meteorology Society (AMS)

National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE)

National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS)

Korea-America Association for Geospatial and Environmental Science (KAGES)

Korean American University Professors Association (KAUPA)

The Korean Geographical Society

The Korean Geomorphological Association

The Korean Association of Regional Geographers

 

OUTREACH

Korean-American Association for Geospatial and Environmental Scientists (KAGES)

President, 2011-2012

Vice President, 2010-2011

Scholarship Director, 2012-2014

 

 

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