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Hiewon Shin, PhD

Professor, English
Unit: English, College of Humanities and Sciences, School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Location: Tigerville

The Lord says: “and surely I am with you always, even to the very end of the age.” Matt. 28:20
  • Teaching & Education

    You will learn with me when taking courses in Early British Lit, Later British Lit, Renaissance Drama, Shakespeare, Asian (American) Literature, Korean language, and others.


    • BA, English Language & Literature, Sookmyung Women’s University
    • MA, Renaissance & Shakespeare, English Literature, Sookmyung Women’s University
    • PhD, Renaissance & Shakespeare, Penn State University
  • Professional Experience

    My experience includes one year of teaching in Chungang University, Seoul, Korea and Research Assistant and Instructor at Penn State University

    I have been teaching at the University level since 1998 as a Lecturer, Instructor, Research Assistant, Assistant Professor, and Associate Professor.

  • Selected Publications
    • “Single Parenting, Home Schooling in Prospero, Caliban, Miranda.” SEL (Studies in English Literature 1500-1900) May 2008
    • “Fatherly Violence, Motherly Absence, Servants’ Resistance in Shakespeare and His Time.” Renaissance Studies, November 2011
    • “Single Parenting and Surrogate Parenting in All’s Well That Ends WellSEL (Studies in English Literature 1500-1900) May 2013
    • “Violence and Resistance ” International Shakespeare Conference in Seoul Shakespeare in Global and Local Context, November 2014, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea
    • Publication “Violence and Human ‘Struggles’ in Shakespeare’s Titus Andronicus.” Theatre Arts, February 2016
    • Publication “The Story of Hamlet and the Voice of ‘Bujin’ in Korean Drama Tamra, the Island,” Journal of the Shakespeare Association of China no. 2, 2020
  • Selected Awards Received
    • 2016-2017 – NGU Faculty Marshall
    • 2016 – NGU Research Award
    • 2011 – NGU Service Award
    • 2002 – Penn State Research/Travel Grant Recipient
    • Sookmyung Women’s University Undergraduate Merit Scholarship
  • My Network

    I will gladly involve you in my circle that includes:

  • My Story

    As a child, I always wanted to attend church. Through God’s blessing, I came to the US for my graduate degree in English Literature at Penn State. As a strong believer in God, I always wanted to teach at a Christian higher education. Right before I moved to Greenville, South Carolina, I came across what would become my future home: North Greenville. Throughout my journey, I learned to understand how important it is to have faith in God’s unwavering love and grace. Therefore, I learned to embrace God’s presence in my life. I consider it a great blessing to have an opportunity to shape the lives of the students that will make up the future generation. Through my teaching, I work to build an authentic Christ-centered community that displays virtues of grace and love and understanding of inherent human values.

    Favorite Course to Teach:

    Asian (American) Literature course and Early British Literature including Shakespearean plays

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