Yun Kim, EdD
Yun Kim became Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine’s third president in 2005. As president, Dr. Kim has articulated a vision for the college to strive for the very highest levels attainable in the field of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine education. Her many initiatives include recruiting a cadre of transformative, world-class faculty; developing one of the first accredited AOM doctoral degree programs; further broadening the diversity of the Emperor’s student body; embarking on a campaign to enhance and expand the academic, research and clinical opportunities made available to the college’s students; and extending Emperor’s presence internationally and beyond the borders of acupuncture and Oriental medicine.
Dr. Kim serves as Secretary of the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, is chair of the Faculty Development Committee of the Council, and serves as a site visitor for the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM). She is additionally the treasurer of the Board of Directors of Korean American Family Services, a nonprofit that provides mental health services to the Korean immigrant community in Los Angeles; serves as a mentor in the EdD program at the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California where she earned her doctorate; and teaches and participates in research on mindfulness meditation.
George joined Emperor’s College in 2005 and serves as its Chief Operations Officer. Reporting directly to the president, George is the senior financial officer, the head of business development and oversees many of the administrative units that provide support for Emperor’s academic and clinical mission, including administrative systems, IT services, and student information management. Additionally, he is the senior advisor to the college’s doctoral degree program.
George serves on the Finance Committee of the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine and is a participating member of the National Association of College and University Business Officers.
Jacques MoraMarco, DAOM, OMD, LAc
Dr. MoraMarco joined Emperor’s College as its Academic Dean in 2009. He has over thirty-five years of experience in clinical medicine, academia and college administration and was among the first licensed acupuncturists in the United States.
Much of Dr. MoraMarco’s clinical career, dating back to the mid-1980’s, has centered on the treatment of HIV/AIDS patients. He worked in the field as understanding of the disease was beginning to take shape and was among the very first acupuncturists in the country to work with oncologists and immunologists to provide treatment to HIV/AIDS patients. In addition to his duties as Dean, Dr. MoraMarco supervises Emperor’s College clinical interns at Being Alive, a non-profit organization that provides free wellness services to people living with HIV/AIDS.
Robert Newman, LAc
Robert is the Dean of Clinical Education, joining the college in 2000. He assumed his current role in 2005 after serving for five years as a clinic supervisor and instructor. Prior to his position at Emperor’s, Robert taught Chinese medicine at San Francisco State University and later served as Chinese herb garden curator at the prestigious Nanjing Institute of Botany in China, the first non-Chinese person to do so at any botanical garden in China. Robert is widely recognized as one of the leading authorities on Chinese medical plant identification in North America and is the College’s liaison to the Chinese Herbal Medicine Project at The Learning Garden, one of the country’s largest and most successful AOM school herb gardens.