I am the Faculty Director and Assistant Professor of the Practice of Global Higher Education and Higher Education Administration at Georgetown University, where I lead two professional master’s programs in higher education.

Prior to arriving at Georgetown University, I was the Program Director of the Center for Korean Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, where I also held a Korea Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship.

A comparative educationist by training, I focus my teaching and research broadly on higher education reform in the context of globalization. My scholarly work has appeared in journals such as Comparative Education, Compare, and The Journal of Korean Studies as well as in a number of edited volumes on higher education. My work has also been prominently profiled by the Times Higher Education and Inside Higher Ed. I am currently working on a book manuscript on higher education reform and student mobility patterns between South Korea and the United States.

I am also a passionate educator and have taught and guest lectured at a number of universities in the United States and overseas. A former Fulbright scholar, I am deeply committed to international education and intercultural teaching and learning.

I hold a Ph.D. in Education from the University of California, Los Angeles, a master’s degree in Global Affairs from New York University, and a B.A. in English Literature from the University of Michigan.