안녕하세요! My name is Jon Oaks. I got my show name Prof. Seung Chan from a friend I met while on a tour of Seoul during my first trip back to Korea since being adopted. Although I am an award-winning math professor with over 17 years of teaching and tutoring experience, I've never been one to be boastful. But my friend told me that I should be proud of who I am - past and present. And the nickname Prof. Seung Chan helps me to do that by acknowledging my accomplishments and honoring my Korean heritage. So, although I was once 백승찬 (Baik Seung Chan) and I am now Professor Jon Oaks, these two parts of my life don't need to be separate. Anyway, check out the info below!
Facts about Prof. Seung Chan
I really am a professor. I've taught math full-time at Macomb Community College in Warren, MI, since 2011.
Nick may brag about his hair, but I have really nice calves. Remember that guy from MTV's True Life who wanted calf implants? Yeah, I'll never need those.
I'm the king of home organization and most everything in my home is nicely organized in a labeled box.
My favorite flavor of soju is strawberry and I prefer Del Taco over Taco Bell.
I love Detroit history and give an amazing tour of Downtown Detroit that includes stories about a chocolate chip cookie murderer and an alien conspiracy theorist - we should hangout sometime.
Prof. Seung Chan's Favorite Websites
Korean American Adoptee Adoptive Family Network (KAAN) - KAAN is an organization very near and dear to my heart. I attended my first conference in 2018 and the rest is history.
TODOS: Mathematics for ALL - TODOS is an organization with a mission to advocate for equity and high quality mathematics education for all students - in particular, Latina/o students.
Itta Korea - Itta was founded by my good friend Brian Min. I met Brian in December 2019 on his "Walk Gangnam by Moonlight with a Local" culture walk and we have remained friends since.
Korean Culture Center New York City (KCC-NY) - I am proud to say that I am a KCC-NY student. I started taking their adoptee-only language classes over Zoom in September 2020 and have had nothing but a positive experience.
Powersearching with Google - This is just something that I would highly recommend to everyone.
Contact Prof. Seung Chan
Facebook: Jon Oaks
LinkedIn: Jon Oaks
Kakao ID: profseungchan