Sang K. Hwang, Ph.D.
Office: Old Main, Room 447
Dr. Hwang joined the College of Education and Social Sciences in 2001. She received a doctoral degree in curriculum and instruction (reading education) from University of Missouri-Columbia (UMC) in 2000, an educational specialist degree in curriculum and instruction (reading education) from UMC in 1997 and a master's degree in curriculum and instruction (English education) from UMC in 1988.
Teaching and Related Service
Dr. Hwang teaches Evaluation of Reading Performance and Field Experience in Teaching Reading.
Dr. Hwang enjoys teaching May intersession and two summer sessions, in addition to the regular fall and spring sessions.
Dr. Hwang coordinates America Reads Challenge Program and is an adviseor for the Korean Student Association at WTAMU.
Dr. Hwang is a member of International Reading Association (IRA), Texas State Reading Association (TSRA), Teachers of Applied Whole Language (TAWL) and the Korean Association of Teachers of English (KATE).
Research and Creative Activity
Dr. Hwang is the author of refereed articles that have appeared in professional journals. By 2010, she had published eleven articles during her stay at WTAMU.
Dr. Hwang's research interests include assessment (evaluation) in reading, teaching strategies, motivation and incorporating reading activities with other content areas, such as math, science and social studies, and methodologies in teaching ESL/Bilingual students.
Dr. Hwang conducts many presentations at state and local conferences and attends workshops and professional meetings in order to update her knowledge for teaching.
Dr. Hwang believes her success today wouldn't be possible without her husband's strong support and two daughters' independence.
Dr. Hwang's husband is a physics professor in Korea, and her first daughter is a resident in Neurosurgery at the Cleveland Clinic after graduating from UT Southwestern medical school in Dallas. Her second daughter is a first year medical student at UT Southwestern in Dallas.