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Education

Aug. 1995Jun. 1996

MA in Regional Studies East Asia

Harvard University

Concentrated on the economies of East Asia with special focus on Korea.

Aug. 1992Jun. 1993

MA in Political Science

Stanford University

Focus on international political economy, international relations.

Work experience

Feb. 2016present

Director

Bugil Academy Global Leader Program (GLP)
  • Manage all aspects of GLP operations, including hiring and management of faculty and staff, development and maintenance of curriculum and extracurricular programs, serving the needs and interests of multiple stakeholders, managing budgets, coordinating overseas leadership programs, working with admissions team to ensure strong entering classes, coordinating policies with dormitories, etc.
Aug. 2013Jan. 2016

Consultant

Leaders MBA
  • Provided consulting services to business professionals and university graduates seeking MBA, PhD, MA, etc. in the US, UK, and Europe.
  • Coordinated information sessions with universities visiting the institute.
Aug. 2010Feb. 2013

General Manager, Program Marketing

Chungdahm Learning
  • Supervised development of AP test prep curricula in various subjects
  • Designed and implemented new curriculum for Erasmus Project at CIS Vancouver
  • Participated in development of educational content for tablet PC joint venture with SK Telecom
Jan. 2010Aug. 2010

Teacher, Department of English

Hana Academy Seoul
  • Helped establish English Department curriculum as school opened its doors
  • Team member, Department of Planning and Communications
Jan. 2007Dec. 2008

Owner/Director

Thomas K. Language Institute
  • Owned and operated a private English-language institute for students preparing for admissions to special high schools in Korea.
Aug. 2006Jan. 2007

Director, Overseas Studies Program

Hanyoung Foreign Language High School
  • Served as Director of first-year students for the Overseas Studies Program (OSP).
Apr. 2004Mar. 2005

Owner/Director

TK Language Institute
  • Owned and operated private language institute for students preparing for overseas study.
May 2000Jan. 2004

SAT and Writing Instructor

Samboh Language Academy

Taught SAT and writing courses to middle school and high school students.

Jun. 1998Mar. 2000

Owner/Director

SPG Educational Consulting
  • Owned and operated private consulting service for Koreans preparing for overseas study.
Aug. 1996Sept. 1996

Educational Consultant/Director

Samsung Corporation
  • Directed GMAT program for the Samsung Techno-Socio MBA program for middle-level managers competitively selected for MBA training in the US.
Aug. 1995Sept. 1995

Educational Consultant/Director

Samsung Corporation
  • Directed GMAT program for the Samsung Techno-Socio MBA program for middle-level managers competitively selected for MBA training in the US.
Aug. 1993Jun. 1994

Lecturer, Dept. of Government

The University of Maryland, Seoul
  • Taught courses in international relations.

Skills

Educational Management

Skilled in the management and supervision of all aspects of program operations, including management of faculty and staff, curriculum development, program budgets, working closely with students and parent groups, building and managing international networks

Educational Consulting
Educational consulting services for clients seeking admission to top high schools, colleges, and graduate schools in US, Canada, and Europe.
Test Development

Test development (and instruction) expertise in: GMAT/GRE, AP/SAT/PSAT/SSAT, TOEFL/TOEIC, Academic curricula and assessment materials for a wide variety of subjects

Marketing

Proficient in business-to-business (B2B) and business-to-consumer (B2C) marketing, particularly in the private education sector in Korea. Held Google AdWords Certification (2014).

Other Skills

  • Able to work well in diverse collaborative environments and to build positive, productive learning environments thorough empathic leadership and leadership in the spirit of service
  • Basic familiarity with deployment and implementation of LMS and CMS, such as Claroline, Chamilo, Moodle, Oxwall, and Elgg
  • Excellent English writing and other communications skills
  • Strong research and organizational skills
  • Resourceful in identifying and implementing innovative solutions to problems
  • Previously held Google AdWords Certification

    Languages

    • English: Native
    • Korean: Fluent

    Interests

    Enjoy:

    • studying innovation
    • web technologies
    • reading and writing
    • jazz and blues music
    • nature