She is a professor of Housing and Interior Design at Kyung Hee University. She graduated from Seoul National University and received her Ph.D (1987) in Korea University. Her research interests are Korean housing history, housing management and housing arrangement for later life. She studied a semester(1983.1-1983.8) at University of Wisconsin at Madison as a Honorary Fellow. She spend a year(2000.01-2001.01) at the Center for Housing Management and Development, Cardiff University, UK. supported by the Korea Research Foundation. She led BK21 research team(2003-2005) titled 'Development and Management of Elderly Congregate Housing in Korea' and participated in research team(2003-2005) titled 'Studying Korean Modern and Contemporary Housing History' granted by the Korea Research Foundation.