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President of Kosin University

Kim, Sung Soo EdD, MDiv, MA, BA

Dr. Sung Soo Kim was born in Daegu city in 1949. He graduated from Kyungpook National University firstly with a BA from the College of Education, and later with an MA degree majoring in Philosophy of Education. He successfully completed his Doctor of Education at Potchefstroom University in South Africa and received an MDiv degree from Korea Theological Seminary in Los Angeles.

He joined the Christian Education department Kosin University in 1977 and held various positions including the of Dean of Student Affairs, Women¡¯s Theological Seminary, Graduate of School of Education, Research Institute, and as Academic Vice President. He served as the 6th President of Kosin University from 2005 to 2009. In January of 2010, he was elected, for a four-year term, as the 7th President of Kosin University, serving the Lord with all his strength and heart.

He is currently an associate pastor at Mulgeum Church, Director of the Association of Christian Worldview Studies, and a Joint Representative of Christian NGO. He is also active in a number of other social and academic institutions, serving as a Board of Trustee member for Bread & Hunger for the Hungry People the World Over, a board member of Bethesda Welfare Organization, a board member of Korean Foundation for World Aid, a Standing Representative of Busan branch of Clean Election Citizen¡¯s Association, a member of Busan Development Committee for 2012 World Affairs. He endeavors to do his best in these various organizations for the purpose of contributing to society.

Professors Teaching in the International MDiv (English) and International MA (Christian Education) English track

Lee, Sang Gyoo ThM, MDiv, ThD

Prof Sang Gyoo Lee studied at Kosin University(BA), Korean Theological Seminary(MDiv) and the graduate school of Kosin University(ThM). He then went to Melbourne, Australia to pursue doctorate studies at the Presbyterian Theological College. After ten years of research, he was given ThD degree from the Australian College of Theology.

Dr Sang Gyoo Lee is now a vice-president at Kosin University and professor of Church History. where he serves as the Dean of Chaplaincy.  Dr Sang Gyoo Lee is also involved as a leader and a journal editor in several academic societies.

He has written extensively, preaches and lectures widely in Korea and overseas, and has been a teacher and mentor to many. Among his books are A Walk Through the History of the Reformation (1997), Reformation and Revival Movement (2004), A History of Christian Beginnings in Busan and South Kyung Sang Province (2001), Rev Han Sang Dong and His Times (2006), Christianity in the Greco-Roman Context (2006), What is the Reformed Faith? (2007), and A History and Theology of the Korean Church (2008).

Cha, Jae Guk PhD, MEd, BA in Applied Linguistics

Dr. Jae Guk Cha is a Professor in the Department of Intercultural Studies, Dean of International Cooperation, Dean of TESOL Graduate School, and Director of International Language Teaching Center, Kosin University.

He is the Vice-president of the English Linguistic Science Association of Korea, and the Research Director of the Modern English Education Society.
He acquired his BA degree in English Studies at Chungang University, Seoul, Korea, and his MEd and PhD degrees in Applied Lingustics at the University of Stirling in the UK.

He has written several books on English, missions, world languages and culture including, Dictionary of English Idioms, Mission English Conversation and English Prayer, Mission Newsletter English, English in Mission Fields, Mission, Language and Culture, English for Worship Services, English Spiritual Poems, Explorations in World Languages and Cultures

He researches and writes in the areas of "English as a second language in Korea." He is particularly interested in exploring these areas, drawing upon Korean college students' motivation and needs for English learning.

Shin, Deuk Il PhD, ThDrs, MDiv, BA

Dr Shin was born and grew up in Busan, South Korea. His English name is Duke. He was ordained as a minister in the Presbyterian Church in Korea (Kosin) in 1989. He was appointed as professor of Old Testament at Kosin University in 1994. His teaching covers Old Testament Criticism, Old Testament Exegesis, Biblical Geography and Semitic Languages such as Biblical Hebrew, Aramaic and Akkadian.

He often goes to do research at Tyndale House in Cambridge as a member of Tyndale fellowship. He is author of Old Testament Hebrew (in Korean) and Guide to the Bible (co-author with Dr. J.G. Byun in Korean). He is currently deputy president of Korea South East Bible Institute where he teaches Old Testament for ministers and church members. He is assistant minister of Daeyang Presbyterian Church in Busan where he leads a Bible group on every Sunday during semester.

Joh, Song Guk BA, MDiv, MA, PhD

Dr Joh was born in Busan, Korea in 1957. He became a Christian in his middle school days. The school, in which he encountered the Christian faith, was a small alternative mission school which a pastor had established. After he became the first Christian in his family, all other members (parents and a brother and a sister) of his family also accepted Christ as their own Savior within a few years. Now, his family consists of his wife, a son and a daughter.

He studied Christian education and theology in the theology college(1978-1986, BA), and in the theological seminary(1986-1988, MDiv), and in the graduate school(1989-1991, MA) at Kosin University in Korea. He studied Christian philosophy of education at Potchefstroomse Universiteit vir Christelike hoer Onderwys (which Reformed Christian immigrants from Netherlands had established) in South Africa(1993-1997, PhD). And he studied philosophy and history of Reformed schools in Netherlands, as a visiting scholar at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in Netherlands(2007.7. - 2008.2.).

His major interests in teaching and in research are focused on Christian philosophy and history of education, Christian anthropology, and theories of Christian religious education. The title of his PhD thesis, which is written in English, is "Human Integration as a Fundamental Anthropological Problem in Neo-humanistic Education". Some other books and articles were written in Korean. The list of his books and articles can be found in his home page .

He is the head of the Department of Christian Education in the graduate school of Kosin.

Kreitzer, Mark Robert PhD, DMiss, MDiv, BA

Mark Kreitzer was raised in Southern California where he attended Biola University for both undergraduate and graduate studies. After receiving his M.Div. from Biola he served as a missionary for almost two years in Austria with Operation Mobilization and then with several groups for nine years in South Africa.  In Austria, he was on a church planting team and also involved in Muslim evangelistic outreach.  His experience in South Africa ranged from assisting in church revitalization to Muslim evangelism to heading up research for the Center for Reformed and Contemporary Studies in Pretoria (CERCOS).

Dr Kreitzer returned to the U.S. in 1992 to pursue doctoral studies at Reformed Theological Seminary, where he met and married his wife, Nancy. They have two daughters, Caroline and Sarah, who still reside in Asheville, North Carolina. Since then, Dr. Kreitzer has pastored two churches and has served in the Bible and Missions department at Montreat College. He has been a visiting lecturer at seminaries in New Zealand and South Korea, as well as Reformed Theological Seminary (Jackson, MS) and Birmingham Theological Seminary. His most recent mission trips were to North Korea as part of a ministry relief team and to the Ukraine (January 2009) where he taught at a Presbyterian seminary in Kiev.

His academic passion is missional theology that is demonstrating how both biblical and systematic theology are deeply missional and cross-culturally relevant.  He has a special interest in biblical theology of mission, ethnicity and reaching all peoples with the Good News; cross-cultural ethics; eschatology; the doctrine of the Father, and the Trinity among many others.

Dr Kreitzer is currently the Director of the International MDiv (English) at Kosin University.

Edlin, Richard J. PhD (Hon), EdD, MA, DipEd, PGDipArts, MACE

Dr Richard Edlin was born in New Zealand and has spent the last 35 years working as an educator in many countries around the world. His doctoral studies cover the areas of changing teacher perceptions, worldview and disequilibrium as a change strategy. He is the author of many publications, which have been translated into several different languages. He is a member of the Presbyterian church, and is a frequent speaker at conferences on Christian education, worldview and educational philosophy.

His current interests include reformational theology, Christian worldview, authentic teacher training, faculty development in Christian universities, online provision of teacher training and worldview courses, globalisation, and issues concerning plagiarism and the ownership of knowledge in a Christian setting.

For 10 years he was principal of the National Institute for Christian Education, which is a graduate teacher-training institute based in Australia. He is the president of Edserv International Inc, the main ministry of which is to provide graduate professional development from a Christian worldview perspective for educators in the two-thirds world.

He is married to Annette and they have three adult children, two of whom are married and he has two grandchildren. He and his wife hold an open house for international students near the Kosin University Yeong-do campus, on Sunday evenings. He leads English language Bible study at Koe Jung Dongboo Presbyterian Church.

Pak, William PhD (Cand), ThM, MDiv, Hon BA

William Pak joined the faculty of Kosin University in March of 2008. As a professor of Old Testament studies in the International MDiv program, he enjoys teaching in his areas of interest which include Old Testament History and Theology, Ancient Near Eastern History, and Biblical Hebrew.

Prior to Kosin University, he served in the ministry for approximately 10 years within various congregations focusing on Youth and College Ministry. As an ordained pastor in the PCA (Presbyterian Church in America), he is passionate about God and loves to preach and teach His Word. He is also a student at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School where he is still working to complete his doctoral dissertation.

As William continues to teach at Kosin University, his desire is to be fully used by God to raise up Conservative Evangelical Christian world leaders who are passionate about Jesus Christ.

He is happily married to his wife, Julie, and they have three little ones (David, Charis, and Elianah) who keep them quite busy.

Song, Young Mog PhD, ThM, MDiv, BA

Dr Young Mog Song was born in 1969 at KyungSan nearby DaeGu. After receiving his BA (1995) and MDiv (1998) at Kosin University, he did ThM study at Potchefstroom University under the supervision of Prof. Ben De Klerk. In South Africa, he served as a deacon for one year at Gereformeerde Kerk Potchestroom Noord and as an elder for one and half years at Centurion GK. His doctoral study under the promotion of Prof. Jan A. Du Rand of the University of Johannesburg (2003) was about the partial preterism of the book of Revelation. He is the author of many publications and is a member of Society of Biblical Literature and New Testament Society of South Africa.

His academic interests include biblical theology, the book of Revelation, New Testament use of the Old Testament, and analysis of Greek New Testament.

Before joining to the Faculty of Theology in 2008, he had served for 6 years as a pastor at Deahaak Church on the Kosin University campus and as a part-time lecturer of the New Testament Theology.

He is married to Jung-A and they have two children, Jinny and Calvin. He is an associated pastor at Samil Church.

Foreign Professors Teaching in the Department of English Language and Literature

Edlin, Annette MEd (Teach Lib) (Dist) DipEd BSc

Annette was born in New Zealand and has lived in Bolivia, US and Australia prior to coming to Korea. She has taught science in middle and high school, tutored in English, and worked in administration in a postgraduate Christian teacher training institute where she was also the librarian and webmaster.

On coming to Kosin University in 2009, she began teaching English conversation to undergraduates and English Academic Skills to international students in the English MDiv program. Her other responsibilities at Kosin include developing the English website and having an open house on Sunday evenings for English fellowship with international students and foreign faculty. She is passionate about teaching all her classes from a Christian worldview perspective.

She is married to Richard, who also is a professor at Kosin University in the graduate school. They have three children, a daughter-in-law and son-in-law and two delightful young grandsons. In her spare time, Annette enjoys knitting for the grandchildren and doing sudokus.

Matalang, Salvacion T PhD, MEd, BA

Dr. Salvacion Matalang was born in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan North, Philippines. Prior to coming to Kosin in 2008, she taught for 32 years at the Cagayan State University, Philippines, where she held various Administrative positions: Chief, Guidance and Placement Services; Principal of the High School Department; Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs of the College of Education; Assistant Dean for Administration for the College of Arts and Sciences and Assistant Campus Dean for Administration.

Dr. Matalang is a Doctor of Philosophy in Development, majoring in Human Resource Development. She has a Master of Education major in Guidance from the University of the Philippines as a scholar of the Department of Education and Culture, Philippines. She is a Bachelor of Arts graduate major in English of the Cagayan College-Tuguegarao, Philippines.

She has been an Adviser of the Cagayan State University paper for five years and an Editor-in-Chief of a Research Publication of the College of Arts and Sciences.  She Co-authored and published a book entitled Speech for All Times with Speech Germs. She was also a recipient of Colombo Plan Scholarship for Indonesia. She is currently involved in the exchange faculty program of Kosin University, and Cagayan State University, Philippines.

She is married to Dr. Rogelio P. Matalang, Vice President for Research and Extension of the Cagayan State University. They are blessed with four children.

Stacey, Philip BSc(Hons), Dfe PGCE MEd, Cert.TESOL, Adv.TESOL (Primary)
Originally from London, England, Philip Stacey graduated from the University of Reading with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) degree in Soil Science. Following scientific employment, numerous voluntary works at church, youth and community levels inspired him to move into teaching. Following postgraduate education studies at Worcester College and TESOL at Trinity College, London, Philip has had 15 years teaching experience in British State School Education system, including management responsibilities, and TEFL fields (Eastern Europe, Asia).

Two years service as cross-cultural missionary in Korea, following on from active church service at home were followed by Philip taking up his present teaching role in Kosin’s Missiology Department . He is an elder at Hosanna International Ministry, Busan; and is married to the most beautiful girl in the world!



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