- Ph.D. in Foreign Language and ESL Education, University of Iowa
- M.A. in Chinese Historical Linguistics, University of Iowa
He 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. He also taught Korean at Middlebury College Summer Language Program.