Teaches courses in education and psychology, supervises secondary student teachers, advises secondary education majors, and serves as liaison between the education unit and the Lincoln Public Schools for field experience and practicum placements.
Ph.D. with emphasis in Teacher Education and Supervision and cognate in Guidance and Counseling at
M.A. in Curriculum, Instruction and Supervision at
B.A. with a major in English and a minor in Religious Philosophy at Spicer Memorial College.
Greeter and Adult Sabbath School teacher at College View SDA Church.
Represent Union College Teacher Education Program on the board of Seventh-day Adventist Schools of Lincoln (College View Academy and Helen Hyatt Elementary School)
Member of Union College Teacher Preparation Committee
Member of Union College LEAD Committee
Membership vice president for UNL Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa (PDK), the Internatonal Professional Association in Education.
Nineteen years of college teaching (two years of undergraduate and graduate teaching at Michigan State University, and 17 years at
Y.J. is married with two children, a son and a daughter. Both children completed medical school at
Y. J. is a grandfather of two lovely grandchildren in
Y. J.'s wife Gnani completed B.A. in Office Administration at Spicer Memorial College, India; M.A. and Ph.D. in Business Education at Michigan State University. She taught in public schools in Michigan before moving to Union College in 1992. She taught one year at Union in the Business Department.
She suffered a massive stroke in 2004 that left her paralyzed on the right side. She was in a nursing home in Lincoln for nearly three years. In 2007, she was moved to Kalamzaoo, Michigan, because her grandchildren wanted to spend more time with their grandmother.
Both of Y.J.'s children received their elementary, secondary, college and graduate education in SDA schools. In 1998 they graduated from Loma Linda University Medical School
Son Kenneth is serving as a physician in Loma Linda,