The People
Executive Director - Prof. DAVID INGRAM
    BA, E.Ed., (Qld), M.A (App. Ling.), PhD. (Essex).
    Member of the Order of Australia


Prof. David Ingram has had a long career at all levels of education. He taught for 14 years in Primary and Secondary Schools in Australia and overseas before entering teacher education. From 1983 to 1986, he was head of the teacher education program at the (now) Charles Darwin University in the Northern Territory and was founding Director of the Institute for Applied Linguistics in Brisbane College of Advanced Education. From 1990 to 2003, he held the Chair in Applied Linguistics at Griffith University, Brisbane, where he was also foundation Director of the Centre for Applied Linguistics and Languages (1990-2002). On retirement
from Griffith University, he was appointed Executive Dean
in the School of Applied Language Studies in Melbourne University Private, Melbourne, Australia (2004-2005). In 2006, he was a Professional Fellow in the Faculty of Education in the University of Melbourne from where he returned to his home in Brisbane to take up a part-time appointment as Academic Director of IUC from February 2007. From 30 December, 2006, he was also appointed an Honorary Professorial Fellow in the Faculty of Education, University of Melbourne.

Prof. Ingram has been active in professional and advisory organisations at local, state, national and international levels. He has been President of the Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers
Associations (1982-1996), Vice-President of the World Federation, and, from 1992 to 1996, a member of the Australian Language and Literacy Council, the principal advisory body on language policy to the Federal Minister for Education (Australia). He has been a Fellow and Adjunct Fellow of the National Foreign Language Center, Washington DC, since 1993. He was the Australian representative on the joint British-Australian project to develop the IELTS Test in 1987-88 and was IELTS Chief Examiner (Australia) for ten years to 1998.

Prof. Ingram has published extensively in applied linguistics and is the co-author of the International Second Language Proficiency Ratings (ISLPR). He has received a number of awards, honours, and other recognition for his work in education. He is an Honorary Life Member of the Modern Language Teachers Association of Queensland and the Queensland Association for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages. In 1994, he was awarded the AFMLTA Medal for Outstanding Service to Language Teaching.

In the Australian Honours List in June 2003, he was made a Member of the Order of Australia for“service to education through the development of language policy, through assessment procedures for evaluation of proficiency, and through research and teaching”.

Director of Studies - MRS. PATTI GRANT- BATH
    M.Ed (TESOL), Grad. Cert.
    TESOL, Grad. Dip. Ed., B. A.


Mrs. Grant-Byth is the Director of Studies for IUC and oversees the e-Mentor Class English language teaching program. She is also the head teacher for this program, employing, monitoring, teaching with, and training, other teachers. Mrs. Grant-Byth has extensive experience in teaching English as a second language in South Korea. Previously, she has held the positions of Academic Director of CEC in Seoul, South Korea, and Director of Studies with the CEC Institute in Brisbane, Australia. Both positions demanded extensive backgrounds within the EFL and ESL fields.

Mrs. Grant-Byth was initially recruited to the CEC Institute as Director of Studies because of her previous experience developing materials for, and teaching students of English in South Korea. She was a writer and reviewer for, and subsequently Academic Director of the Choral English College EFL program based on the communicative language teaching methodology for elementary and middle school students. After the program was published, Mrs. Grant-Byth was sent to Seoul, South Korea, to implement the program at the Choral English College franchises. Mrs. Grant-Byth has also developed an intensive Teacher Training Program for EFL teachers. She conducted this teaching training program throughout South Korea and Shandong Province in northern China with elementary, middle and high school teachers.

Mrs. Grant-Byth has been involved in the writing and reviewing of several publications of the CEC Institute and IUC Pty Ltd including the Functional English Series, The Textbook Series for Elementary, Middle School and High School Students, and she has also reviewed the work of other writers involved in the development of these publications. She has also been invited to present at several international conferences on Multimedia-Assisted Language Learning (MALL) and Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL).

Recently she was a visiting professor in the Institute of Foreign Language Studies and the Division forInternational Studies, at Korea University in Seoul, South Korea, where she was teaching English to students at postgraduate levels. She also lectured in the joint Korea University Interpreting and Translation Graduate Program. She continued her role as EFL teacher trainer at Korea University, teaching within the Teacher Training Program for elementary, middle, and high school teachers employed by the Korean Department of Education.

Director of Projects - MR. HARI JHAMB
    B. Eng. ? First Class, University
    of Delhi, India
    M.Sc.(Civil Engineering), University of Hawaii,USA


Mr. Jhamb has been the Project Director for IUC since its inception. His major roles involve the development of educational partnerships, and collaboration with overseas educational institutes in South and East Asia and Australia. He is instrumental in analysing projects for their feasibility using financial and sensitivity analysis, risk evaluation and mitigation methodologies to achieve acceptable levels of risk. His role sees him researching and evaluating alternative project proposals for their strategic fit with IUC’s business education objectives.

Previously, Mr. Jhamb has been the Director of Glenzimmer Pty Ltd, Queensland and Director of Enhanced Quality Management Services, Queensland. His major tasks in these roles revolved around the development, implementation, and ongoing audit and assessment of management systems for engineering. Mr. Jhamb was also required to develop and conduct training programs for technical and managerial staff in the use and maintenance of systems in areas such as Quality in Track Maintenance for Senior Executives from Indian Railways arranged by Queensland Rail, Brisbane and Quality in Construction Projects for the University of Queensland.

Mr. Jhamb has held major positions in project management across several sectors including universities. Whilst at the University of Queensland as a visiting academic, he lectured in Engineering Management, Project Management, Quality Management and Environmental Management Systems. The role also involved major industry interaction through cooperative relationships with organisations such as SEQEB, Queensland Transport, Red Cross, and McIntyre & Associates. Significantly, Mr. Jhamb has been Chief Engineer and Quality Coordinator for the Australian Construction Services.

Director of Korea - MR. KI JIN KIM
    B.A in Law
    M.A in Mass-Communication
    Lecturer, Dong-Ah Institute of media and arts
    Former chief producer of GS-Homeshopping


Mr. Ki-Jin Kim is responsible for coordinating the IUC office and IUC activities in South Korea. Mr. Kim’s role is critical in liaising between IUC Australia and prospective clients in South Korea. He oversees all IUC marketing activity in South Korea particularly that related to E-learning, study tour recruitment, teacher recruitment, and trade expos. He visits school systems, schools, and universities to promote e-learning projects, and he liaises with the tertiary sector on various other projects.

IUC Korea - Staff
  • Mr. Seung-Chul Choi,
    - Manager, Planning and Marketing, IUC Korea
  • Ms. Jung Hye Kyoung
    - Web designer, IUC Korea
e-Teachers are trained in both teaching English as a foreign language and in synchronous on-line teaching focusing on content knowledge and instructional skills. They work closely with, and are supported by, the Korea Coordinators and the IT support personnel.
Caroline Barker Jack Hibbard Emma Shepherd
Annet Toornstra Tanya Greig Sunna Bjornsson
Emily Tidey Michelle Christine Godfrey Felista Matamisa
Coordinators, with their individual schools, work collaboratively with the Korean teachers and the e-Teachers to maximize the desired student outcomes.
  • Stella Yoon
  • Young Sook Jung
Hyung Jung Park Petra Kim
IT Support Personnel
II Hyun Cho Jin Hyun Park
Administration & Finance
Geo Jeong A Han Kyung Min Bae