Jongwoo Han is currently affiliated with the Korean Peninsula Affairs Center of the Maxwell School, Syracuse University, where he worked as an adjunct assistant professor of Political Science from 1997 to 2012. His major research and publication areas include networked information technology and its impact on social capital, elections, politics and democracy as well as the relations between North Korea and the United States. In 2012, he founded the Korean War Veterans Digital Memorial (KWVDM, and the KWVDM Foundation (renamed ‘Korean War Legacy Foundation, Inc.’), where he serves as president.  In July 2013, the Foundation launched the KWV Youth Corps, inviting KWVs’ descendants to Washington DC to continue the veterans’ legacy. He is an associate member of both the national association and Central New York Chapter # 105 of Korean War Veterans.
He has taught courses on politics and development in Korea and on “cyberactivism” and democracy in Asia. Han’s articles on the impacts of new networked information technologies in elections, politics, and democracy and Korea have been published in International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Information Technology and Politics, and the Australian Journal of International Affairs.  Dr. Han presented a paper “The Egyptian Revolution Goes Viral: Reading Categories of Tweets in the Twitter-created Networked Public Sphere” at the Media and Arab Spring Conference in UCD, Dublin in April 2012.
His published books include Networked Information Technologies, Elections, and Politics: Korea and the United States (Lexington Books, 2011), Understanding North Korea (Lexington Books, 2013) and Power, Place, and State-Society Relations in Korea: Neo-Confucian and Geomantic Reconstruction of the Developmental State and Democratization (Lexington Books, 2013).  
From 2008 to 2009, Han hosted NY Radio Korea, a weekly talk radio program on US politics and Korean Peninsula issues, and is frequently invited to speak on the program. He also regularly writes columns for major newspapers in Seoul. In addition, he has served as principal of the CNY Korean School since 2005.
Han received his PhD in Political Science from Syracuse University in 1997.