Title:

Professor

Ph.D. (University of Georgia)

jongnam
Major:

Synoptic Meteorology

Environmental Climatology

Biogeography

Asian Studies

Office:

Tillman 308

E-mail:

j-choi1@wiu.edu

Phone/Fax:

309-298-2635/3003

Courses that I am responsible for

GEOG 120 (Introduction to Weather and Climate)

GEOG 301 (Introduction to Quantitative Geography)

GEOG 327 (Environmental Climatology)

GEOG 425 (Satellite/Radar Meteorology)

GEOG 337 (Climate Change)
 
n Publication – Peer-reviewed Journal Article

- 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, (in press).

- 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.

 

n Publication – Proceedings

- 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.

 

n Publication – Book

- Sunyurp Park, Jeongjae Park, and Jongnam Choi, 2013, 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.

 

n Publication – Book Chapter, Essay, Encyclopedia Entry, and Newletters

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

- 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

- 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, 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.

- 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.

 

n Publication – Translation

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

 

n Publication – 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, October 2006 – June 2007: Annual Report to Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation.

- Roger Brown and Jongnam Choi, 2006, Documenting Wind Energy Potential for Illinois, October 2005 – June 2006: Annual Report to Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation.

- Roger Brown and Jongnam Choi, 2005, Documenting Wind Energy Potential for Illinois, October 2004 – June 2005: Annual Report to Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation.

 

n Grants Activities

- 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.

 

n Presentations – Academic Conferences

- ¡°United States in Korean Geography Textbooks¡±, 2014 National Conference on National Council for Geography Education, Memphis, TN, August, 2, 2014.

- ¡°Korea in World Regional Geography Textbooks in the United States¡±, 2014 National Conference on National Council for Geography Education, Memphis, TN, August, 2, 2014.

- ¡°Island Territorial Issues: South Korea and Japan¡±, 2014 National Conference on National Council for Geography Education, Memphis, TN, August, 2, 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, April 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, April 24, 2014

- ¡°Recent Trend in Naming Geographic Features in Antarctica¡±, The Annual Meeting of the Korean Association of Regional Geographers, Spring 2014, Cheongju, Korea, February 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, February 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, February 4-5, 2014.

- ¡°American Geography Teachers¡¯ Knowledge on Korea¡±, 2013 National Conference on National Council for Geography Education, Denver, CO, August, 3, 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, June 22, 2013.

- ¡°Dokdo in Atlases and Geography Textbooks,¡± The International Conference on Perspectives on the Sovereignty Issue over Dokdo, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, December 8, 2012.

- ¡°Finding Crouching Tiger: American Geography Educators¡¯ Knowledge on South Korea¡±, San Marcos, Texas, October 3-6, 2012.

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

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

- ¡°Demographics and Residential Distribution in Chicago Metropolitan Area,¡± The 2012 Annual Conference of the Institute of Australian Geographers, Sydney, Australia, July 1-4, 2012.

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

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

- ¡°Demographics and Residential Distribution of Korean-Americans in Chicagoland,¡± Annual Meeting of Illinois Geographical Society, Grayslake, IL, April 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, July 1, 2011.

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

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

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

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

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

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

- ¡°Report on South Korea/US Geography Teachers Exchange,¡± The National Council for Geographic Education, Savannah, GA, 2010, September 29-October 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., April 14-18, 2010.

- ¡°How much do wetlands mean to Farmers in Illinois?¡± Illinois Geographical Society, Chicago, IL, April 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, March 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, March 22-27, 2009.

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

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

- ¡°Korean Residential and Business Concentrations in the Phoenix Metropolitan Area, ¡± 2008 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Boston, MA, April 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, April 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, April 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, October 7, 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, October 6, 2006.

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

- ¡°Documenting Wind Energy Potential for Illinois,¡± 2006 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, Chicago, IL, March 7-11, 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, March 7-11, 2006.

- ¡°A New Method of Defining Heatwave,¡± Illinois Geographical Society, Rock Island, IL, April, 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, April 4-9, 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, March 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, March 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, March 14-19, 2004.

- ¡°The Favorable Synoptic Patterns of Heat Waves in Korea,¡± The Korean Geographical Society, Spring Conference, Cheongju, Korea, May 31-June 1, 2003.

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

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

- ¡°Statistical Characteristics and Synoptic Patterns of Persistent Positive Temperature Anomalies in the United States, 1950-1995,¡± Korean Meteorological Administration, Seoul, Korea, June 5, 2002.

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

- ¡°Temporal Trends and Spatial Patterns of Bioclimatic Heat Stress in South Korea,¡± The Korean Meteorological Society, Spring Conference, Daegu, Korea, April 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.

 

n Invited Talk

- ¡°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, July 16, 2014.

- ¡°Recent Climate Change in the Northeast Asia and Numerical Weather Forecasting¡±, Department of Social Studies Education, Jeju National University, Jeju, Korea, Feb. 5, 2014. 

- ¡°Super Typhoon Haiyan¡±, Panel Discussion on the Recent Super Typhoon in the Philippines, Multicultural Center, Western Illinois University, Dec. 4, 2013.

- ¡°Where Korean Tigers Crouch? Korean in Chicago¡±, Seowon University, Cheongju, Korea, Nov. 13, 2013.

- ¡°Numerical Weather Prediction in Modern Meteorology¡±, Pusan National University, Pusan, Korea, Nov. 12, 2013.

- ¡°Suggestion for East Sea promotion to French Textbook Companies and Authors¡±, Korea Hydrographic Oceanographic Administration, Pusan, Korea, Nov. 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, June 29, 2013.

- ¡°Importance of Geographic Naming and East Sea in Geographic Publications,¡± Korea Maritime Institute, Seoul, Korea, July 16, 2012.

- ¡°Modern Meteorological Instruments and Numerical Weather Prediction,¡± Konkuk University, Seoul, Korea, June 20, 2012.

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

- ¡°Glacial and Periglacial Landscapes at the King Sejong Station in Antarctica,¡± Korea Institute of Construction Technology, Ilsan, Korea, June, 8, 2012.

- ¡°Recent Climate Changes and its Solutions,¡± Seowon University, Cheongju, May 31, 2012.

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

- ¡°Climate Change: Causes, Effects, and Solutions,¡± WIU Sustainability Brownbaggers Seminar, September 27, 2011.

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

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

- ¡°Recent Climate Change in the Northeast Asia,¡± Pusan National University, Pusan, Korea, Nov. 22, 2010.

- ¡°Climate Change and Sustainable Campus,¡± Catholic University of Daegu, Daegu, Korea, November 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, November 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, April 16, 2010.

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

- ¡°Understanding Climate Change,¡± Seojin Middle School, Daegu, Korea, November 11, 2009.

- ¡°Modern Meteorology and Meteorological Methodology,¡± Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, December 15, 2009.

- ¡°New Climatology,¡± Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, October 19 and 21, 2009.

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

- A conference on Dokdo by the Korean American University Professors Association (KAUPA), Milwaukee, Wisconsin, November 21, 2008.

- ¡°Public Knowledge and Perceptions of Wetlands and Government Wetlands Policies: A Study of Four Illinois Counties¡±, Environmental Summit, Western Illinois University, IL, April 2, 2008.

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

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

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

- Roger Brown and Jongnam Choi, The Society for Engineering in Agricultural, Food, and Biological System, Quad City, November 1, 2005.

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

 

n Other Academic Activities

- Workshop Organizer, ¡°Selecting Content and Materials for the Study of the Korean Peninsula¡±, 2013 National Conference for Geography Education, Denver, CO, August 3, 2013.

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

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

- Performed research activities at King George Island, Antarctica.

   : Date: 1-17, December, 2012

   : Support by the National Geographical Information Institute of Korea.

- Conference Organizer, The 2nd International Conference on Territorial Geography Education, Seoul, Korea, June 29-July 4, 2011.

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

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

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

- Visiting Professor, Department of Geography, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, July-December, 2009.

- Visiting Professor, Department of Geography, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, June-August, 2005.

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

 

n Media Appearance

- Jongnam Choi, ¡°Global Warming and Climate Change,¡± WIUTV, Feb. 28, 2013.

 

n Editorial Board

- Journal of Geography (Korean), 2002-Present

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

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

- Journal of the Korean Geomorphological Association: 2012-Present 

 

n Affiliation

- The Association of American Geographers

- The American Meteorology Society

- The Korean Geographical Society

- The Korean Quaternary Research

- The Korean Association of Regional Geographers

- The Korea-America Association for Geospatial and Environmental Science