Bachelor in English Language and Literature, Seoul National University, Korea, 1959. Bachelor in Political Science, Amherst College, Massachusetts, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science, University Massachusetts, 1971.
Doctorate (honorary), University Massachusetts, 1991.
3d secretary Ministry Foreign Affairs, Korea, 1959-1961. Professor, head department political science Hampton University, 1969-1979. Research professor Institute Foreign Affairs and National Security-Ministry Foreign Affairs, Korea, 1979-1980, dean for research Korea, 1980-1988, research commissioner Korea, 1994-1996.
Consul general Korean Consulate, Boston, 1988-1992. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Korean Delaware to United Nations Educational Science and Cultural Organizations, Paris, 1992-1994, Republican of Korea to Singapore, since 1996.
Married; 1 child.