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political science professor

Jong Oh Ra, Korean political science professor. Member executive board International Council Korean Studies, since 2001; Member American Political Science Association, Southern Political Science Association, Midwest Political Science Association, Association Korean Political Studies North America (president).

Background

Ra, Jong Oh was born on August 23, 1945 in Seoul, Republic of Korea. Came to the United States, 1957. Son of Iong Gwyn and Gye Nye (Park) Ra.

Education

AB, Indiana State College, 1961. Master of Science, Indiana State College, 1962. Medical Science Liaison Society, University Illinois, 1965.

Doctor of Philosophy, University Illinois, 1972.

Career

Assistant professor Hollins College, Virginia, 1969-1975, associate professor, 1977-1983, professor, since 1984. Visiting associate professor University Illinois, Urbana, 1976-1977, 80. Visiting professor Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, since 1981.

Membership

Member executive board International Council Korean Studies, since 2001. Member American Political Science Association, Southern Political Science Association, Midwest Political Science Association, Association Korean Political Studies North America (president).

Connections

Married Carol Fae Hawn, June 30, 1962 (divorced 1980). Married Young Sun Yang, September 30, 1984. Children: Stephanie Susan, Alison Emily, Stephen Robert, Alan Henry, Christopher Park.

father:
Iong Gwyn Ra

mother:
Gye Nye (Park) Ra

spouses:
Carol Fae Hawn

Young Sun Yang

children:
Stephanie Susan Ra

Alison Emily Ra

Stephen Robert Ra

Alan Henry Ra

Christopher Park Ra