Professor Jaeho Yeom earned his Ph.D. in political science at Stanford University for his research on Japanese industrial policy for high technology. He has taught public administration at Korea University since 1990. As a visiting researcher at the Institute of Business Research of Hitotsubashi University, in Japan, he conducted research on the policy-making process for semiconductors and the computer industry implemented by the Ministry of International Trade & Industry in Japan.Professor Yeom has also performed research as foreign visiting professor at Tsukuba University in Japan, visiting professor at Griffith University in Australia and Beijing University in China, adjunct professor at Renmin University in China, and Chevening Fellow at CENTRIM at the University of Brighton in the UK.
Professor Yeom served as an expert member of the Korean Presidential Commission of Science and Technology Policy and a Board member of the Korea Science and Engineering Foundation. He also served as President of The Korean Association for Policy Studies in 2007 and President of The Korean Association for Contemporary Japanese Studies in 2008. Currently, he is Chairperson of the Policy Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, an Executive Committee member of Universitas 21 and a Steering Committee member of APRU.