EDFL Welcomes Two New Faculty Members

Steve Song has joined our department to teach research methods and offer course work in international education and comparative education. Raised in a Korean family in the Chicago area, Steve studied at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (BA in literature and MA in ESL) and Harvard (MA and EDD in education).

Since finishing at Harvard in 2008, he has been very involved at Amerasian Christian Academy, where he has taught and helped in administration. He has taught ESL, language arts, literature and research courses. His research interests, as well as publications, have centered upon immigration, ethnicity, academic achievement, and other areas of the sociology of education. He recently spent time in Ireland, which provided the foundation for acceptance of a book on Irish immigration to be published within the next year.

In addition to a continuing interest in coaching and sports, Steve is hosting two Korean students who are studying in the Portland area. Steve joins Terry Huffman in teaching courses in the required EdD research course sequence as well as course work for MEd students.

Gary Sehorn joined EDFL to teach course work in IAL and the MEd program, formerly taught by Steve Cathers, who now administers an international school in Korea. For the past 13 years, Gary served as K-12 administrator for curriculum, instruction and assessment for the Beaverton School District. Prior to this, he was a principal in the Tigard, Lebanon, and Hillsboro districts. His son is completing a PhD in theology at Notre Dame University while Gary is working on his doctorate at Bethel University nearby. Gary is a graduate of Western Oregon University (BA) and Lewis and Clark (MA) and earned administrative certificates from Portland State.

His extensive experience in school and district administration will serve our graduate students well as he links this experience to George Fox students in their course work. He joins Marc Shelton and Marc Carlton in working with our administrative licensure students.