Yun Kim, EdD
Yun Kim became the third president of Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine in 2005. As president, her many initiatives include recruiting a cadre of transformative, world-class faculty; developing one of the first accredited, post-graduate Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) programs in the US; 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 College’s presence internationally and beyond the borders of acupuncture and Oriental medicine.
Dr. Kim serves as the secretary of the Council of Colleges of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, which is an association of 56 accredited and pre-accredited acupuncture schools in the US; 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, which is the national accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education for the accreditation and pre-accreditation of programs in acupuncture and Oriental medicine. She is additionally the vice-chair of the board of directors of Korean American Family Services, a nonprofit organization that provides mental health services to the Korean immigrant community in Los Angeles. She earned her Doctorate of Education at the University of Southern California, Rossier School of Education.
George Park, MBA
George joined Emperor’s College in 2005 and serves as its chief operating officer. Reporting directly to the president, George is the chief financial officer, the head of business development and oversees many of the administrative units that provide support for Emperor’s College’s academic and clinical mission, including administrative systems, IT services, and student information management.
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. He earned his Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Southern California, Marshall School of Business.
Jacques MoraMarco, DAOM, OMD, LAc
Dr. MoraMarco was appointed as the Academic Dean in 2009. Dr. MoraMarco, who took the first acupuncture licensing examination administered in California in 1977, has over forty years of experience in clinical medicine, academia, and college administration. 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 serving 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.
Dr. MoraMarco is the author of two books, The Complete Ginseng Handbook and The Way of Walking, and the cofounder of the International Sun Tai Chi Association. He studied at the Institute of Oriental Medical Studies, completed postgraduate work at Ecole Europeene d’Acupuncture in Paris, and received doctorates in Oriental medicine from California Acupuncture College and Emperor’s College.
Robert Newman, LAc
Robert was appointed as the Dean of Clinical Education in 2005. Since 2000, he has served as a clinic supervisor and instructor at Emperor’s College. Prior to his position at Emperor’s College, Robert taught Chinese medicine at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine and San Francisco State University and served as the curator of the Medicinal Herb Garden at the Nanjing Institute of Botany 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. Robert received his master’s degree from the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine.