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.
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.