Bachelor of Science, Gyeongsang National University, 1986. Master of Science, Korea University, 1988. Doctor of Philosophy in Food Science, Kansas State University, 1992.
Research associate Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1992—1994. Associate professor Kongju National University, Republic of Korea, since 1994. Visiting professor Michigan State University, East Lansing, since 1999.
Adjunct professor University Man, Winnipeg, Canada, since 2001.
Married Mi-Gyung Kim, August 20, 1989. Children: Victor, Daniel.