Doctor of Philosophy, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 1992.
Research fellow Korea Research Institute Local Government, Seoul, 1988—1994. Professor Cheongju University, since 1994. Member Committee Human Resources Development Prime Min.' General’ s Office, Seoul, 2004—2005, Presidential Committee Government Innovation & Decentralization, Seoul, 2005—2008, Evaluation Committee Local Government Ministry Public Administration & Security, Seoul, 2005—2009.
Vice president Committee Cheongju Municipal Administration, since 2008. Sergeant Korean Army, 1986, Daegu.
Advisory member Citizen's Coalition Economic Justice, Seoul, since 1994. Member of Korean Association Local Finance (editorial board member since 2009).
Married Heerae Cho, September 27, 1986. Children: Junghoon, Jeihyung.