Skip navigation

Adjunct Instructor

University of Central Oklahoma (405) 974-5853 Modern Languages, Lit, Cultural Std THH 206 , Box 96


Eunhye Kim Hess is an instructor of Korean in the Modern Languages Department at the University of Central Oklahoma. She received her dual bachelor's degrees in English Education and Education at Ewha Womans University in Seoul, Korea.  Currently, she is pursuing her doctorate degree in Applied Linguistics at Oklahoma State University. She has extensive teaching experience in English as a foreign/second language and Korean as a foreign language. Her research interests include usage-based approach in language learning, discourse analysis, and cultural studies. 

Education and Certifications

Ph.D. (in progress) Applied Linguistics, Oklahoma State University

M.A. TESL/Linguistics, Oklahoma State University

B.A. Education and English Education, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea

Honors and Awards

Spring 2019, Dr. Gene B. Halleck Award for Teaching (Oklahoma State University)

Fall 2018, Graduate College Ambassador (Oklahoma State University)

Fall 2017, Honorary Graduate Commencement Marshal (Oklahoma State University)

Fall 2017, TESOL International Association Complimentary Membership Award (OKTESOL)

Spring 2017, People’s Choice Award for 3 Minute Thesis Competition at Arts & Science College Final (Oklahoma State University)

Spring 2017, International Leadership Coordinator at President's Leadership Recognition Ceremony (Oklahoma State University)

Research, Published Work, and Scholarly Activities

Hess, E. & Takebe, A. (2019). Politeness in Korean and Japanese Disasters Warnings. Paper presented at the 27th Japanese and Korean Linguistics Conference, Seoul, Sogang University. October 2019. 

Hess, E. (2019). Semantic Change of a Word and its Pedagogical Implications for Korean Learners: The Case of “Myenulaki". Paper presented at the 24th American Association of Teachers of Korean annual conference and workshop, Twin Cities, University of Minnesota. June 2019. 

Hess, E. (2019). TESL-EJ Media Review: Book Creator. TESL-EJ, 23(1). 

Hess, E., Vasquez, C. & Folarin, F. (2017). Compliment Responses: A Contrastive Study among American, Nigerian, and Korean Students. Panel presented at OKTESOL Fall Conference, Norman, University of Oklahoma. November 2017. 

Hess, E. (2017) Intercultural Communicative Competence in Korean High School Textbooks: Assessing Knowledge, Skills, and Awareness. Paper presented at the 2nd Annual Spring Forum in TESL/Linguistics, Stillwater, Oklahoma State University. April 2017. 

The views expressed by UCO faculty and staff on their personal websites and social media pages do not necessarily reflect the positions of the University of Central Oklahoma. UCO faculty and staff are advised to follow the university’s social media guidelines and are expected to conduct themselves in accordance with policies outlined in UCO’s Employee Handbook and/or Faculty Handbook.