Hee Young Choi is an Assistant Professor in the School of Education and a Coordinator of English Language Center (ELC). He teaches courses for the English as a second language (ESL) and bilingual endorsements. His research interests include exploring how to build learners’ positive identities and integrating diverse communities for students’ everyday learning in the active learning environment. His teaching interests focus on diversity in terms of cultural background and linguistic competence and builds an academic community to support students’ learning within social groups and everyday activities. Hee Young earned his Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign in 2012.