- M.A. in Chinese Historical Linguistics from University of Iowa
- Ph.D. candidate (ABD) in Foreign Language and ESL Education at the University of Iowa
Completed Ph.D. in Foreign Language Education (Korean focus) from the University of Iowa. His research interests include Korean language pedagogy, literacy, multiliteracies, language education, and teacher education. Prior to coming to Princeton, he had taught Korean at all levels and served as a coordinator of the Korean Language Program at the University of Iowa.