Move towards the future!
Make your dreams a reality!
CUFS will lead you into the world
With the advent of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, the winds of change are sweeping in and rattling the foundation of analog education. As some world scholars predicted it would, education is making the move from offline to online. Meanwhile, educational spaces are expanding their boundaries, transitioning from traditional college campuses to the unlimited expanse of the Internet. Our society's aging population, combined with the rapid progress being made to knowledge systems, is increasing the need for continued education and lifelong learning.
In our information and intelligence-based society, cyber universities have created equal opportunities for education and taken the quality of higher education around the world to new heights. Cyber universities have overcome the time and spatial limitations of existing educational systems and created a new, innovational education platform called “blended learning,” which combines online and offline education.
In 2004, Cyber Hankuk University of Foreign Studies was founded based on the principals of “truth, peace and creativity.” CUFS is Korea's only cyber university that focuses specifically on foreign languages, combining language, social, cultural and regional studies. Furthermore, CUFS brings together the nation's best professors, who embody both academic and practical knowledge, while utilizing optimal IT technology in a ubiquitous learning environment. In these ways, we have strengthened our position as a future-oriented educational institute that is leading the way in convergence education.
Along with these efforts, we have also upped our efficiency in responding preemptively and actively to societal changes. In light of the rapidly changing paradigm of higher education, falling complacent means falling behind. With that in mind, we established the first cyber Graduate School of TESOL along with our Lifelong Education Center to meet societal demands for continued education and lifelong learning. Using differentiated approaches to education, including our ▲“Foreign language + culture” global education, our ▲“language + practical study” convergence education, and our ▲“practical education + certification programs” to name a few, we succeeded in creating a high quality, solid educational program. Not only did we grow internally, but by building physical classrooms in 2013, we spread our external reach as well.
We spent the last 10 years laying the groundwork. Now, the next 10 years will be our time to grow and build upon our successes. It is said that, “Education is a plan spanning 100 years.” Under that mindset, we will set our sight 100 years into the future, building long-term plans and maintaining our broad outlook.
Dreams stop short at thinking, but action makes dreams a reality.
The CUFS teaching staff and I will do our best to make your dreams a reality as you head towards the future.
We support your dreams and your passions.
- 1997-2002 Ph.D. in Politics, University of Missouri, Columbia
- 1993-1995 M.A. in International Affairs, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University
- 1989-1992 B.A. in Sociology, Korea University
- 2019-2022 Secretary general, Dongwon Educational Association of Korea
- 2005-Present Professor of the department of administration, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
- 2016-2018 Minister of Planning and Coordination, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
Professional History and Affiliations
- 2022-Present Chair of research, The Korean Association for Policy Studies
- 2015 Chair of research, Seoul Association of Public Administration
- 2014 Chair of general affairs, The Korea Association For Policy Analysis and Evaluation
- 2011 Chair of general affairs, The Korean Association for Policy Studies
- Director, Korea Association of Public Administration, The Korean Association for Policy Studies, The Korea Association For Policy Analysis and Evaluation, Korea Institute of Public Administration, Seoul Association of Public Administration, The Korean Association for Conflict Studies, etc.
- Fulbright Visiting Fellowship, University of Oregon (2011.8 - 2012.7)
- National Research Foundation of Korea, KRF-2009-32A-B00241
- 2022-Present Member, Seoul Citizen’s Committee for Open Square Management
- 2018-2022 Ombudsman of integrity, Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology
- 2018-2020 Non-executive Director, Korea Scholarship Foundation
- 2019 Evaluator, Gyeonggi Management Evaluation of a Public Institution
- 2017-2018 Expert Member, National Research Foundation of Korea
- 2016 Member, Management Evaluation Team for Public Institution, Ministry of Strategy and Finance
- 2009-2010 Head, Comprehensive Evaluation Team of Seoul Executive Agency System
- Examiner and Interviewer, the Higher Civil Service Examination for Public Administrator, the Higher Civil Service Examination for officer in National Assembly, Civil Service Examination etc.
- Examiner and Evaluation staff, Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Government Administration and Home Affairs, Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Ministry of Employment and Labor, Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology, National Computerization Agency, National Research Council for Economics, Humanities ＆ Social Science, Korea Institute of Public Finance, Korea Forest Research Institute,
Seoul Housing and Communities Corporation, Gangnam-gu Office etc.
- 2021. “Dealing with COVID-19 in South Korea: reflections on state theories” Journal of Asian Public Policy DOI: 10.1080/17516234.2021.1966864
- 2017. “Technology Innovation Small Business Policy in South Korea: Path Dependency and Policy Idea” Asian Politics and Policy 9(1): 82-98.
- 2014. “Testing the Consequences of Situational Factors and Emotional Dissonance” Public Performance & Management Review 38(2): 316-36.
- 2011. “The Effect of Religion on the Human Mind: Analyses of Language Use and Personality” Psychologia 54: 145-155.
- 2010. “Social Dialogue and Industrial Relations in South Korea: Has the Tripartite Commission Been Successful?” Asia Pacific Viewpoint 51(3): 288-303.