I am an Assistant Professor of the Practice and the Faculty Director of the Higher Education Administration program at Georgetown University.

My research focuses on comparative higher education, with a special focus on globalization and higher education reform, organizational change, and transnational mobility of students and scholars across Asia. My scholarship has appeared in journals and volumes spanning education and area studies, and has been supported by grants and fellowships from the Social Science Research Council, the IIE Fulbright program, and the Korea Foundation. My work and professional activities have also been prominently featured in major media outlets. I am currently working on a book project on higher education reform and evolving student mobility patterns between South Korea and the United States.

I was recently named by the Center for Strategic and International Studies as a U.S.-Korea NextGen Scholar for 2018-2019.

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 Language and Literature from the University of Michigan.