B.A. Chung Ang University, Seoul

M.A. West Texas State University;

Ph.D. University of North Texas


Professor of English;

Chair of the Department of English at Rider University


Dr. Oh specializes in British Renaissance literature including Shakespeare and Milton. He has also been interested in Asian American literature and has written extensively on cross-cultural reading in multicultural literature.


Academic Honors and Other Awards

  • Best Reference Source 2007, Library Journal, for “Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature.”

  • Rider Faculty Summer Fellowship, Rider U., 2011, 2004, 2001, 1995, 1994.

  • Research Leave. Rider U., 2010, 1998.

  • Katharine Newman Best Paper Award in 1994 Volume of MELUS, 1994. (for "Cross-Cultural Reading vs. Textual Accessibility in Multicultural Literature")

  • Robert A. Law Award for Outstanding Paper on Shakespeare, Conference of College Teachers of English, 1993. (for "Time as Chorus in Shakespeare's 'A Winter's Tale'")

Professional Services for Scholarly Community

  • Vice President, International Association of Comparative Korean Studies, 2009-2013

  • Vice President, Mirae English Language and Literature Society, 2008-2010.

  • Reader-Referee, MELUS, Fall 1993-Present. Evaluated numerous articles submitted to the journal.

  • Editorial Board. Studies in English Language and Literature. Published by Korean Association of English Language and Literature. 2003-present. Evaluated articles submitted to the journal.

  • Program Review Consultant. Salem County Community College, New Jersey. 2003. Reviewed the college’s humanities program; recommended changes.

  • Chair of Asian American Studies Sessions. European Association of American Studies. 1999-2000. Solicited and evaluated papers for the Asian American Studies sessions at the 2000 conference in Graz, Austria.

  • Chair, Intercultural Group Conference on the New Europe at the Crossroads, York, England, August 1997. Presented the speakers and led the discussion.