By: Andrea Larson (@andrea_larson_)
Dr. Jin Kyun Lee, who taught advertising classes in the Department of Journalism for the past 3½ years, resigned effective Jan. 31 due to family matters. He is returning to Seoul, South Korea, where several of his relatives still live. He said he wants his children to have good memories of their grandparents while they are still living.
While at Oshkosh, Dr. Lee taught the following courses:
• Principles of Advertising
• Visual Media Design
• Advertising Copy, Layout and Production
• Magazine Editing and Production
• Strategic Campaigns in Advertising
“I really have enjoyed teaching and researching in the journalism department at UWO,” Dr. Lee said. “Especially, I want to express my sincere gratitude to all journalism faculty members for providing this great work environment. Most students I worked with are hard working, very sincere and honest.”
Journalism faculty are being supportive by taking over his classes for the spring semester. A temporary hire will be made for next year, while the search for a permanent, tenure-track advertising professor begins.
I had the pleasure of being in Dr. Lee’s Principles of Advertising class. He is very kindhearted and wants every one of his students to succeed. The last day of class he left us all with words of encouragement, and now, he is leaving Oshkosh with the same advice: “I want to tell journalism students to challenge themselves by setting high standards and self-expectations. Life is full of uncertainty but just the fact that you are moving forward the direction you are confident indeed defines who you are. That is you.”
Thank you Dr. Lee. You will be dearly missed.