I am an education scholar working at the intersection of globalization and higher education reform. I am interested in organizational changes of universities as they respond to and actively shape student and scholar mobility. I also examine cross-border circulations of institutional practices and pedagogical methods, particularly between institutions in the United States and Asia.
My scholarship appears in journals and volumes across education and area studies. I am currently working on a book project on higher education reform and evolving student mobility patterns between the United States and South Korea. I have received fellowships and awards from the Fulbright Program, Korea Foundation, Social Science Research Council, and Comparative and International Education Society. My work and professional activities also feature prominently in major media outlets. Most recently, I was named by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) as a 2018-2019 U.S.-Korea NextGen Scholar.
At Georgetown University, I am Assistant Professor of the Practice in the School of Continuing Studies and lead a new master’s program in Higher Education Administration as Faculty Director.
Prior to arriving at Georgetown, I was at the University of California, Berkeley, where I was the Program Director of the Center for Korean Studies as well as a Korea Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow.
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.