Curriculum Vitae

Professional ​

I'm an Associate Professor at Baruch College, City University of New York (CUNY).  I teach political economy and Asian affairs and conduct research on governments' policy responses in coping with economic crises, global monetary spillovers, and the rising regionalism in Asia.

Baruch College, City University of New York 
Associate Professor, 2019-Present
Teach political economy, The rise of Asia in world affairs
Baruch College, City University of New York 
Assistant Professor, 2012-2019
Claremont McKenna College
Assistant Professor,  2008-2012

Taught international relations theory and East Asian political economy.

Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
Visitor, Jan.-Aug. 2011

Conducted research on comparative financial system.


William Perry Fellow in Korean Studies, Stanford University, 2007-2008
Taught courses on East Asian capitalism and Korean politics
Asia Pacific Research Center, Stanford University 
Post-doctoral fellow, 2006-2007
Conducted research on Korean party politics, while revising the dissertation work that explored the financial reforms in Japan and South Korea from the 1980s to 2006


The Policy Research Institute, Ministry of Finance,  Japan, Visiting scholar, 2003-2004

Conducted research on the Japanese banking problem, focusing on the resolution of nonperforming loans. Presented the research result in Japanese.


Seoul National University, Dept. of Int'l Relations

Administrative Staff, 1997-1998

Full-time employee for dept. administration such as academic advising and research assistance


Korean Army, Teaching & Information Officer

First Lieutenant, 1994-1997


University of California, Berkeley,  MA & Ph.D., 1998-2006


Studied Comparative Politics, International Relations, East Asia, Public Administration.

Dissertation: Out of the Vortex: The Politics of Financial Reforms in Japan and South Korea, 1980-2006



Seoul National University, BA & MA, 1988-1994


Studied international relations, graduated with honors