Hiewon Shin, Ph.D.

Headshot Faculty Hiewon Shin

Associate Professor of English
Department: English
Location: Tigerville, SC

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.


    B.A. English Language & Literature, Sookmyung Women’s University
    M.A. Renaissance & Shakespeare, English Literature, Sookmyung Women’s University
    Ph.D. 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.

  • Articles Published

    “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

  • 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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