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The objective of the College of Education is to develop competent secondary school teachers who can contribute to development of the democratic society with integrated thinking abilities based on theories of each major and practical teaching skills as well as a strong sense of duty.
With the systematic education systems, the College has ensured a high success rate for the teacher qualification examination and contributed to diverse national education areas.

About the Department

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The Department of Environmental Education aims at development of competent educators by providing extensive knowledge of humanities and social science and also various teaching methods.
  • To acquire extensive knowledge of the ecosystem and develop a right sense of values
  • To obtain knowledge of natural science relating to environmental pollution so as to contribute to prevention and treatment of environmental pollution
  • To develop the capability to assess the geographical, social, and economic impact of the environment in a reasonable and reliable way
  • To have the capability to do research and develop various textbooks and teaching methods for efficient environmental education
  • To develop the capability to improve environmental awareness of the public and make known methods of environmental conservation

About the Faculty Members

Ahn, Sam-Young

  • Name : Ahn, Sam-Young
  • Position : Professor
  • Major/Degree : Environmental chemistry
  • Tel : 061-750-3381 (fax : 750-3308)
  • EMAIL : sahn@sunchon.ac.kr
  • Homepage : http://environ.isp.st/

Academic Backgrounds

  • Chemical education, Seoul National University (Bachelor, 1984)
  • Chemistry, Seoul National University (Master, 1986)
  • Chemistry, Free University of Berlin (Ph.D. 1993)

Major Careers

  • Environmental education, Sunchon National University (full-time lecturer)
  • Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (Ph. D. and researcher)
  • University of New York (Ph. D. and researcher)

Ahn, Sam-Young

  • Name : Kim, Dae-Hee
  • Position : Professor
  • Major/Degree : Environmental education
  • Tel : 061-750-3382 (fax : 750-3308)
  • EMAIL : daesim@sunchon.ac.kr
  • Homepage : http://environ.isp.st/

Academic Backgrounds

  • Chemical education, Seoul National University (Bachelor, 1984)
  • Chemistry, Seoul National University (Master, 1986)
  • Chemistry, Free University of Berlin (Ph.D. 1993)

Major Careers

  • Environmental education, Sunchon National University (full-time lecturer)
  • Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (Ph. D. and researcher)
  • University of New York (Ph. D. and researcher)

Hur, Jae-Seoun

  • Name : Hur, Jae-Seoun
  • Position : Professor
  • Major : Biotic environment (air pollution)
  • Tel : 061-750-3383 (fax : 061-750-3308)
  • EMAIL : jshur1@sunchon.ac.kr
  • Homepage : http://environ.isp.st

Academic Backgrounds

  • Agricultural biology, Seoul National University (Bachelor, 1983~87)
  • Agricultural biology, Seoul National University (Master, 1987~89)
  • Biological science, Lancaster University (Ph.D., 1989~93)

Major Careers

  • Research Institute of Industrial Science & Technology (Senior researcher, 93~97)
  • Environmental Education, Sunchon National University (Full-time lecturer, 98 ~ up to now)
  • Korean Lichen Research Center (Director, 2008 ~ up to now)
  • Bank of Lichen Biological Material (Manager, 2012 ~ up to now)

Research Areas

  • Impact of air pollution on plants: Identification of biochemical and plant physiological damage
  • Indicator organism sensitive to air pollutants: Higher plant, microorganism, and lichen
  • Impact of air pollutants on agricultural productivity: Impact assessment
  • Lichen: Classification, ecology, molecular biology, natural substance, industrial application

Major Study Results

  • International papers (about 100 in SCI), domestic papers (about 20), international academic conferences (about 30), domestic academic conferences (about 20)

Kim, Hyun-Woo

  • Name : Kim, Hyun-Woo
  • Position : Associate professor
  • Major : Environmental ecology
  • Tel : 061-750-3384 (fax : 061-750-3308)
  • EMAIL : hwkim@sunchon.ac.kr

Academic Backgrounds

  • Pusan National University, bachelor of science
  • Pusan National University, master of science
  • Pusan National University, doctor of science

Major Careers

  • Biology, Pusan National University (Part-time lecturer)
  • Environmental Technology Research Center, Pusan National University (Full-time researcher)

Research Areas

  • Impact of air pollution on plants: Identification of biochemical and plant physiological damage
  • Indicator organism sensitive to air pollutants: Higher plant, microorganism, and lichen
  • Impact of air pollutants on agricultural productivity: Impact assessment
  • Lichen: Classification, ecology, molecular biology, natural substance, industrial application

Major Study Results

  • National long-term pilot ecological study: Project year 1-3 (Nakdonggang River)
  • Bio-geographic study and ecological model evaluation for microbial loop behavior in non-continuous river ecosystem
  • Ecological environment study for Juam multi-purpose dam and reservoir
  • Study of plankton distribution and behaviors to improve the water quality model for the middle/lower reaches of Nakdonggang River
  • Environmental impact assessment for Gangjeong intake weir operation
  • Assessment of migratory fish for Seonakdonggang River water quality improvement feasibility, Nakdong River Environmental Management Office < Korea Water Resources Corporation>
  • Planning and design of Nakdonggang River Eco Center Exhibition
  • Structural analysis of aquatic ecosystem for Yeongsangang and Seomjingang River (Project year 1-3)
  • Ecological function of zooplankton dynamics and hydrologic environmental factors in river ecosystems including a mixing zone of salt water and fresh water

Kahng, Hyung-Yeel

  • Name : Kahng, Hyung-Yeel
  • Position : Associate professor
  • Major : Bioremediation
  • Tel : 061-750-3385 (fax : 061-750-3308)
  • EMAIL : kahng@sunchon.ac.kr
  • Homepage : http://environ.isp.st

Academic Backgrounds

  • Biology, Jeju National University (1985, bachelor of science)
  • Biology, Korea University (1987, master of science)
  • Biology, Korea University (1994, doctor of science)

Major Careers

  • Biology, Korea University (Teaching assistant 1986-1987; 1992 - 1994)
  • Basic Science Institute, Korea University (Researcher 1991 - 1994)
  • Korea University, Mokwon University, Soonchunhyang University, Jeju National University (Part-time lecturer)
  • Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) (Ph.D. and trainee researcher, Grant of the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation, 1994 - 1997)
  • US Rutgers University (Postdoctoral Associate, US NIEHS Grant, 1997 - 2000)
  • MOE-KRF academic research professor, environmental microorganisms, Korea Research Foundation (2001 -2002)
  • Visiting professor, Rutgers University, US (2001, NIH Grant, US)
  • Environmental Education, Sunchon National University (Full-time lecturer, 2002 - 2004)
  • Korea Science and Technology Ambassador (2004 – up to now)
  • Head of Planning and Management Dept., Korean Lichen Research Center (2004 - up to now)
  • Environmental Education, Sunchon National University (Assistant professor, 2004 - up to now)

Research Areas

  • Degradation mechanism of pollutants such as Aniline, BTEX, and PAH by microorganisms
  • Ecological research on resolution and microbial population of aromatic compound contamination area using a DNA probe of dioxygenase and monooxygenase
  • Development of monitoring microorganism biosensors for environmental pollutants using a promoter of a pollutant degrading gene
  • Molecular biological research on bacterial flora in a whitened area
  • Ecological bioremediation using microorganisms
  • Research on microorganisms degrading agricultural chemicals such as pesticides and herbicides
  • Research on characteristics of catalase produced by microorganisms

Major Study Results

  • National long-term pilot ecological study: Project year 1-3 (Nakdonggang River)
  • Bio-geographic study and ecological model evaluation for microbial loop behavior in non-continuous river ecosystem
  • Ecological environment study for Juam multi-purpose dam and reservoir
  • Study of plankton distribution and behaviors to improve the water quality model for the middle/lower reaches of Nakdonggang River
  • Environmental impact assessment for Gangjeong intake weir operation
  • Assessment of migratory fish for Seonakdonggang River water quality improvement feasibility, Nakdong River Environmental Management Office < Korea Water Resources Corporation>
  • Planning and design of Nakdonggang River Eco Center Exhibition
  • Structural analysis of aquatic ecosystem for Yeongsangang and Seomjingang River (Project year 1-3)
  • Ecological function of zooplankton dynamics and hydrologic environmental factors in river ecosystems including a mixing zone of salt water and fresh water 
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