We should have known from the constant sounds of Andean music
and boxes he kept in his office... Dr. James Park --Jimmy-- will
be leaving Muhlenberg this summer to pursue new adventures in
his native Chile.
This has been a year of many changes for Dr. Park, and he would
like to say that as he departs Muhlenberg College at the end
of this academic year, he takes with him wonderful memories and,
hopefully, lasting friendships. He promises that he will never
forget his time here, with friends, colleagues, students, and
their families. He hopes that you will visit him if you are ever
in southern regions of Chile. In Chile Dr. Park will continue
his work, more closely, with the indigenous writers of the region.
He also plans to further develop other long-standing interests
and activities, such as environmental conservation efforts and
organizing around issues of human rights and social justice.
The inverted map of the world in his Jimmy’s office serves
as a symbol of his approach to teaching and research: in questioning
the status quo and proposing alternate readings of “facts,” he
challenged students to do the same.
Muhlenberg will miss Jimmy: his familiar smile, his color-coded
ponytail, his ever-present coffee...
We wish you well!