Eastern Michigan University is proud of the countless women making their imprint in history. In this feature, Eastern recognizes Myung-Sook Koh, professor of special education and program coordinator for paraeducators to special educators. Koh discusses her career background, inspiration behind her work, and how she maintains a work-life balance.
YPSILANTI — Women’s History Month reminds Myung-Sook Koh, professor of special education and program coordinator for paraeducators to special educators at Eastern Michigan University, that more has to be done to protect women’s rights.
The road to success was challenging for Koh and often lacked hope. Born in a rural and poverty-stricken area of South Korea, she remembers what it was like to eat just one meal a day in childhood, and to see women shackled to their roles in society due to limited education and the heavy responsibility of child-rearing. By observing how helpless the women in her