Inhye Perterson earned her Educational Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership with an emphasis in Community College in Higher Education from Northern Arizona University (NAU), in May 2015. She has two master’s degrees: Educational Leadership from NAU and English Literature from Kyungnam University (South Korea).
She started teaching as an English adjunct faculty member at Estrella Mountain Community College (EMCC) in the fall 2015. While she is a relatively new adjunct faculty member, she is not new to the campus. Her professional relationship with EMCC began in 2013-2014 when she was an intern with the Student Affairs Division; in 2014-2015, she conducted a doctoral study at Estrella Mountain and worked with division chairs, faculty, and students.
Her passion is teaching first-year community college students, not only to write at the college level, but also how to think critically so they can become more advanced academic writers and researchers to support the future education and career goals.
Additionally, Inhye has worked 10 years in the Maricopa District and is currently the Engagement Specialist for Early Childhood Education & Human Development (ECEHD) at Rio Salado Community College. At ECEHD Department, she teaches her non-traditional online students how to empower and advocate themselves in the process of completing certificate and degree programs — as an overall student success strategy.
As the newly elected representative, she is very excited to support critical work of adjunct faculty at Estrella. Her primary goal this year is to improve communication with adjunct faculty and promote a sense of belonging.