Yohong Roh will be the fourth presenter at The University of Findlay’s Religious Studies Lecture Series. Roh is a master’s student at The University of Kansas in religious studies. He also completed his bachelor’s degree from The University of Findlay in comparative religious studies. His discussion on Buddhism will be held on Thursday, Nov. 12 at 8 p.m. in Old Main’s Ritz Auditorium.
The purpose of the lecture series is to provide an enhanced learning environment for exploring critical issues relevant to religious studies. Presenters will address topics such as how their religion influences personal identity and vocation, how their religious traditions intersect with American culture, and the types of discrimination and prejudices that those of their particular faith experience.
Originally from South Korea, Roh attended The University of Toledo before transferring to The University of Findlay to obtain his bachelor’s degree. After graduating from The University of Findlay he enrolled at The University of Kansas to obtain his master’s degree. Currently he is a teaching assistant at The University of Kansas in the Department of East Asian language and culture. He is fluent in Korean and English.
Roh is an experienced Buddhism presenter. Recently he presented at the AAR-Midwest Conference at Ohio Northern University on his paper titled “Wenerian Perspective on Religion and Capitalism of China based on Chinese Urban Protestantism and Lay Buddhist Movement.” He also presented at the AAR-Mid-Atlantic Conference at Loyola University in Columbia, Maryland. He presented his paper, “Religious Pluralism in the Post-Mao Era of China in a Context of Protestantism and Lay Buddhist Movement,” at this conference.
Roh was a member of the Korean Army, 35th Infantry Division, in Kimje, Korea from 2006-2008. During this time he served as a teaching assistant for regional reserve forces and as the leader of the rifle squad. He also served as a chaplain assistant, coordinating religious support and coverage of the clerk of the company.
During his time at The University of Findlay, Roh was the vice president of the UF Korean Student Association from 2013-2014. He also received the student of the year award from the UF Religious Department in 2014.