Professor Kim received a B.A. degree in Law from Yonsei University, and MPA at Seoul National University and University of Southern California (USC), and a Ph.D. in Government at Claremont Graduate School. Dr. Kim is Dean and professor of public administration at Dongguk University (DU) in Seoul. He was a Dean of Planning Affairs at DU, visiting professor at USC, has served as Vice President and a member of the Executive Committee of the Korean Association for Public Administration, and was consultant to the Economic Planning Board (Ministry) and Seoul City Government. Professor Kim is currently chairman of the Advisory Commission of Korean Civil service.