I bring over a decade of experience in research, teaching, and academic leadership across the higher education and international education sectors. I currently serve as Faculty Director of Higher Education Administration and Assistant Professor of the Practice in the School of Continuing Studies at Georgetown University.
As an education scholar, I am interested in the intersection of globalization and higher education reform. My scholarship appears in a number of journals and edited volumes, and I am currently working on a book project on evolving international student mobility patterns between the United States and Asia. My research has been supported by fellowships and awards from the Fulbright Program, Korea Foundation, Social Science Research Council, and Comparative and International Education Society. My work also features prominently in major media outlets, including The Chronicle of Higher Education, Inside Higher Ed, and the Times Higher Education. Most recently, I was named by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) as a 2018-2019 U.S.-Korea NextGen Scholar.
I have taught courses at Georgetown University, UC Berkeley, and UCLA and given talks and lectures at a number of universities worldwide. As Faculty Director of the Higher Education Administration master’s program at Georgetown University, I design the curriculum and lead all aspects of academic affairs. In my previous academic leadership roles, I oversaw the operations of the UC Berkeley Center for Korean Studies and the UCLA Center for International and Development Education, where I managed a number of international education projects funded by grants from the U.S. State Department, USAID, and the Academy of Korean Studies.
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.