Master of Arts in Mass Communications, Sogang University, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 1994. Master of Arts in Advertising and Public Relations, University Alabama, Tuscaloosa, 1997. Doctor of Philosophy in Mass Communications, University North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2001.
Bachelor in Law, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, 1990.
Assistant professor to associate professor Kansas State University, Manhattan, 2001—2010. Associate professor Ewha Womans University, since 2010. Visiting professor University Navarra, Pamplona, Spain, 2007.
Member of Association Education in Journalism and Mass Communications, American Academy Advertising, International Communications Association.
Married Hyun Seung Jin. 1 child Frances Jin.