Suzanne Crowder Han

Suzanne Crowder Han

Center Director

Biography

  • Suzanne Han’s love of Korea began more than 30 years ago as a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer. Suzanne completed her two-year term of service in a rural health center in Chungju and later became an in-country Peace Corps staff. She has taught at several Korean universities, including Yonsei University, Chung-ang University, and Hankook University of Foreign Studies. She is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and has an M.B.A. from Yonsei University. An accomplished author, Suzanne has written many books and articles on Korean customs and traditions. Her stories based on Korean folk tales are included in a number of anthologies and children’s reading textbooks in North America. Suzanne is vice president of Friends of Korea (an organization started by former Peace Corps Korea Volunteers dedicated to enhancing cultural awareness and friendship between Americans and Koreans), and vice president of the Royal Asiatic Society-Korea Branch.