Bachelor, Hanyang University, Seoul, 1997. Master of Arts, University Texas Austin, 1999. Doctor of Philosophy, University Texas Austin, 2005.
Assistant professor mass communications University South Florida, Tampa, 2005—2008. Assistant professor communications Ohio State University, Columbus, since 2008.
Member of Association Education Journalism and Mass Communications, International Communications Association, American Academy Advertising.
Married Hee-Jung Heo, June 27, 1998.