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Dr. Mary Kay Park, Ph. D.

Dr. Mary Kay Park, PhD

Professor of Intercultural Communication
Narrative Communication Specialist

International Experience: South Korea, Japan, China (Hong Kong & Taiwan), Netherlands, France, Spain, Italy, Greece, Germany, United Kingdom, Ireland, Switzerland, Thailand, India, Mexico, Jamaica, Australia, Malaysia, Israel, Canada

 

 

Education

  • Doctor of Philosophy, Intercultural Studies, Cook School of Intercultural Studies, Biola University, La Mirada, CA
  • Master of Arts, Urban Teaching, Concordia University, River Forest, IL
  • Master of Church Music, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY
  • Masters of Music, Piano Performance, Samford University, Birmingham, AL
  • Bachelor of Arts, Piano Performance, Tennessee Temple University, Chattanooga, TN

Doctoral Dissertation

  • Activating generative learning in organizations through optimizing relational strategies

 

Certifications

  • Innovation & Entrepreneurship Certificate, Standford Center for Professional Development, Standford University, Stanford, CA, USA
  • Future of Learning/Learning Innovation Certification, Learning Innovation Design Team, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
  • Intercultural Awareness Profile Licensee Certification, Fons Trompenaars Hampden-Turner (THT) Consulting, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • Certified Qualified Administrator, Intercultural Development Inventory, IDI, LLC, Olney, MD, USA

 

Teaching Specializations

  • Intercultural Communication
  • Narrative Communication
  • Intercultural Competency Development
  • Intercultural Assessment

 

Academic Experiences

  • Guest Lecturer, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
  • Adjunct Professor, Intercultural Communication, Biola University, La Mirada, CA
  • Adjunct Professor, Intercultural Competency, Power & Identity in the Intercultural Context, Middlebury Institute of International Studies, Monterey, CA
  • Adjunct Professor, Intercultural & Narrative Communication, Gateway Seminary, Ontario, CA
 

Professional Experiences

  • Executive Managing Director, Far East Broadcasting Company-Korea, Los Angeles, CA
  • CEO & Founder, Intercultural Cue, Brea, CA,

 

Publications

  • “A Cross-Cultural Assessment of Voluntary Unpaid Overtime in Organizations.” International Academy of Management and Business (IAMB): Management in a Multi-and Cross-Cultural Arena. Full Manuscript Published Electronically and Abstract Published in Hardbound Copy, November 2011.
  • Textbook Publication Reviewer, 2013, 2015, & 2016 (Repeated engagements, various Sage Social Science Publications).

 

Public Lectures & Presentations

  • Steer Inc., Conference Speaker, Bismarck, ND, October 2014
  • Hope University, Guest Lecturer, September 2014
  • Sarang Community Church, Anaheim, CA, Women’s Annual Tea, Keynote Speaker, Lecture title: The Art of Living Messy, 2011
  • Biola University, Women’s (Ruby Women Keynote, 2015)
  • Joy in the Journey, Inspirational Talk for Women Leadership
  • Belhaven University, Jackson, MS, Chapel Speaker, October 2017
  • Bob Jones University, Greenville, SC, April 2018
  • Trinity Baptist Church, Asheville, NC, April 2018
  • Middlebury Institute of International Studies, May 2018 (Worldview Talk Series)
  • CAHEA (Christian Adult Higher Education Association), Keynote, June 2018. Ridgecrest, NC
  • American Fisheries Society (AFS), Conference Speaker, August 2018, Jersey City, NJ

 

Conference Presentations

  • “Reducing Marginality, Increasing Mutuality, and Deepening Intercultural Connections: Through Narrative Communication and Digital Medial Production,”  Society for Intercultural Education, Training, and Research,  Vancouver, British Columbia, June 2014.
  • “Capturing the Power of Storytelling for Intercultural
Solutions” (Digital Storytelling as a platform for harnessing intercultural solutions), Society for Intercultural Education, Training, and Research, Portland, Oregon, October 2014.
  • "Leveraging User Created Content (UCC) in Intercultural Context: Benefits and Challenges
," Society for Intercultural Education, Training, and Research, Valencia, Spain, May 2015.
  • "Fifteen Insights from Narratives that Enchant Intercultural Audiences, Clients, and the Global Workforce," Society for Intercultural Education, Training, and Research, Orlando, Florida, October 2015.
  • "Aggregating Global Solutions with Creative Design, Platforms, and Models (Need, Gap, & Opportunity),"  Society for Intercultural Education, Training, and Research, Tulsa, Oklahoma, October 2016.
  • "Interculturalists Toolkit for Content Production: Best Practices from Cultural Industries for Meaning Production, Shared Agency, and Mediating Representation," Society for Intercultural Education, Training, and Research, Dublin, Ireland, May 2017.
  • "A research-based approach to building a generative learning culture through Mutual Learning Enactment Theory," Society for Intercultural Education, Training, and Research, San Diego, California, October 2017.
  • “Visual Narrative Tactics,” International Orality Network (ION), Colorado Springs, Colorado, September 2017.
  • Conference Panel Chaired, International Academy of Management and Business (IAMB San Francisco, November 7-9, 2011), International Business Breakout Session Chair, Theme: Management in a Multi- and Cross-Cultural Arena.

 

Professional Memberships

  • Member, Society for Intercultural Education, Training, and Research (SIETAR-USA)
  • National Board member & Research Taskforce and Diversity & Inclusion Taskforce, American Camp Association (ACA)

 

Languages

  • English, native fluency
  • Korean, native fluency