Professor Kim received a B.A. degree in public administration from Chung-Ang University, MPA at Florida International University, and a Ph.D., in public administration at the American University in Washington, D.C. He has served on the full-time faculties of Old Dominion University and Austin Peay State University. Also, he has taught at the American University and Bowie State University in Maryland. He is a professor and chair of public administration at Yonsei University at Wonju. He is currently a member of the National Council of Government Reform and an editor of International Review of Public Administration.