Kyung-Hee Bae is the Director of the Center for Academic & Professional Communication (CAPC), as well as a lecturer in the Program for Writing and Communication. Prior to joining the Center in 2012, Kyung-Hee worked at the writing and communication skills center at the University of Houston for ten years, six years as the assistant director. Her academic and research interests include writing in the disciplines (WID), second language writing, writing pedagogy and theory, genre theory and analysis, and writing center theory and practice. Her recent publications include a chapter in Generation 1.5 in College Composition: Teaching Academic Writing to U.S.-Educated Learners of ESL.
Kyung-Hee has designed, managed, and taught over 30 discipline-specific communication programs, which have included instruction in different types of academic and professional writing and oral/visual presentations. With her background in chemistry, she has developed programs targeted for students in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) disciplines. Some of the programs/courses Kyung-Hee has designed and taught include a Dissertation House for students in the Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) program at UH and Rice, a writing workshop for students in the Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) program, and journal article writing workshops for graduate students in the STEM fields. Holding a Masterâ€™s degree in Applied Linguistics, she has also served as an ESL resource, supporting faculty and teaching courses and workshops targeted for ESL students.
Kyung-Hee is a member of several academic and professional organizations --Â International Writing Centers Association (IWCA), College Composition and Communication (CCC), Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL), and National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) -- and has presented numerous times at national and international conferences offered by these organizations. Kyung-Hee has served as the newsletter editor for the Non-native English Speakers in TESOL interest section (NNEST IS) of TESOL and is currently the past chair of the awards standing committee of TESOL.