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The SR-522/I-405 exit ramp to the south entrance of the UW Bothell/Cascadia CC campus will be closed beginning Wednesday, Sept. 17 until further notice. Drivers are advised to take the Beardslee exit (195th street) as an alternative.


Young-Kyung Min, Ph.D.


Room: UW2-137
Phone: 425-352-3204
Box: 358565

Academic Interests

Composition Theory & Pedagogy
English for Academic Purposes                                  
Contrastive Rhetoric                                                   
Community Literacy                                       
Ethnography & Ethnographic Research

Teaching Activities

B EDU 491 – Writing in the Disciplines
B EDU 591 - Globalization of English: Issues in Policy & Practice
E DUC 391 - World Englishes
B EDUC 491 - Written & Oral Communication for Multilingual Students
B CUSP 135 - Research Writing
B CUSP 134 - Interdisciplinary Writing
B CUSP 131 – Intercultural Literacy for Multilingual Students
Consultation at the Writing Center

Professional Activities

Conference on College Composition and Communication
National Council of Teachers of English
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
American Educational Research Association
Modern Language Association

Selected Awards and Honors

  • Hybrid Course Development Institute Faculty Fellow, UW Bothell
  • Community-Based Learning and Research Fellow, UW Bothell
  • Best Invited Talk, the Gwangju International Center, Korea           
  • William Chandler Bagley Doctoral Scholarship, University of Illinois
  • Dissertation Award, Bureau of Educational Research, University of Illinois
  • Phi Delta Kappa Research Mini-Grant, University of Illinois 
  • Barak Rosenshine Award, University of Illinois
  • List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students, Division of English as an International Language, University of Illinois
  • Graduate College Conference Travel Award, University of Illinois 
  • Language & Literacy Division Conference Travel Award, University of Illinois
  • Center for Writing Studies Conference Travel Award, University of Illinois
  • Cultural Ambassadorial Scholarship, the Rotary International Foundation
  • Academic Scholarships, Chonnam National University, Korea


Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education
Certificate in Writing Studies, Department of English
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

M.A. in Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language (TESL/TEFL),
Center for English Language Studies, University of Birmingham, England

B.A. in English Language and Literature, Chonnam National University, Korea


  • Teaching Assistant, Department of English & Department of Linguistics, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
  • Consultant, Writers Workshop, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign
  • Instructor, Department of Foreign Languages Education, Daebul University, Korea
  • Acting Director of the ESL Center and International Relations, Daebul University, Korea
  • Editor, English World (Sisa English Corporation) / World News, Korea
  • Business English Correspondent, Euro Trading Company, Korea

Selected Publications

Min, Y. K. (under review) Rethinking ESL service courses for international graduate students.

Min, Y. K. (2014). Peer advising system: Collaborative-reflection-in-action model of professional development. On-Line Journal of New Horizons in Education, 4(2), 96-101.

Min, Y. K. (2013). ESL instructional resources, Writing & Communication Center, University of Washington at Bothell. www.uwb.edu/wacc/teaching/esl

Min, Y. K. (2013). Vocabulary Acquisition: Practical Strategies for ESL students. Journal of International Students, 3(1), 64-69.

Min, Y. K. (2012) Image of critical thinking skills training in a college writing program, National Teaching and Learning Forum, 22(1), 5-7.

Min, Y. K. (2012). Contact zone in TESOL: East and west immersion. Journal of International Students, 2(1). 83-85.

Min, Y. K. (2012). ESL student handbook. Writing & Communication Center, University of Washington at Bothell. www.uwb.edu/wacc/eslhandbook

Min, Y. K. (2012). Waves of change in the Hermit Kingdom. WAESOL World Quarterly, Winter Edition.

Prior, P., & Min, Y. K. (2008). The lived experience of graduate work and writing: From chronotopic laminations to everyday lamentations. In C. Casanave & X. Li (Eds.), Learning the literacy practices of graduate school: insiders' reflections on academic enculturation (pp. 230-246). Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Min, Y. K. (2008). Book review of “the struggle to teach English as an international language” by Adrian Holliday. Journal of English for Academic Purposes 7(3), 206-207.

Selected Presentations

“Writing as a Process: Practical Strategies for ESL Students,” Washington TESOL Conference, Des Moines, October 19, 2013.

“Rethinking ESL Service Courses for International Graduate Students,” American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, April 28, 2013.

“Tracing the Rhetoric of Writing Pedagogy: Writing Studies Approach vs. Cultural Studies Approach,” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Las Vegas, Nevada, March 15, 2013.

“Situated Pedagogy: Disciplinary Socialization of Graduate Students as Writing Instructors,” Literacy Research Association, San Diego, November 28, 2012.  

“When Editing Becomes Educating in an ESL Tutoring Session,” Washington TESOL Conference, Des Moines, October 20, 2012.

“The Graduate Writer: ESL 501 = ESL 115?” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Saint Louis, March 23, 2012.

“Images of Cultures in L1 and L2 Writing Pedagogy,” Conference on College Composition and Communication, Atlanta Georgia, April 6, 2011.

“Models of Learning, Literacy, and Language: Situated Pedagogical Practices of L1 and L2 Writing Programs,” Sixth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, May 29, 2010.

“Good Intentions: ESL Writing Pedagogy in Postmodern Times,” Sixth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, May 29, 2010.