One component of my research area focuses on the ecological landscape design. Ecological landscape design research and practice emphasizes ecological urban open space design, facility design in Environmentally Sensitive Area, habitats design for endangered species. For systematic approach to the design, I also utilize computer modeling and digital media in order to better understand the impacts that human activities and development can have on sensitive ecological and environmental systems.
A second area of research interest is to operationalize human-environment relationships through green infrastructure that can help resolve what many see as a paradox: resource conservation and visitor enjoyment. How to design viable landscape while at the same time sustaining the quality of life, livability, and recreation and tourism opportunity is a major issue in this line of research.
Ph.D. Texas A&M University
MLA University of Pennsylvania
BA Chonbuk National University
Associate Professor: Landscape Architecture Program, Division of Environmental Science and Ecological Engineering, Korea University, Seoul, Korea (2011-Present)
Assistant Professor: Landscape Architecture Program, Division of Environmental Science and Ecological Engineering, Korea University, Seoul, Korea (2006- 2011)
Assistant Professor: School of Human Ecology, Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia, USA (2004- 2006)
Coordinator: Institute of Environment and Ecology, Korea University (2011-2012)
Management Coordinator: Research Farm,College of Life Sciences, Korea University, Seoul, Korea (2011- 2012)
Advisory Committee: Office of Vice President for Operations, Korea University, Seoul, Korea (January 2007-present)
Consultant & Landscape Architect: Environmental Education Center, Georgia Southern University, USA (2005-2006)
Landscape Architect: City of College Station, Texas, USA (2000-2002)