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  • ● So Kang-chun, the 11th Director General of the National Institute of Korean Language
    (Agust 27, 2018 ~ Present)

    - PhD in Literature from Chonbuk National University in 1989; Professor of department of Korean Education in College of Education at Jeonju University in 1989

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  • ● Song Cheol-eui, the 10th Director General of the National Institute of Korean Language
    (May 26, 2015 ~ May 25, 2018)

    - PhD in Literature from Seoul National University in 1990; Professor of department of Korean Language & Literature in College of Humanities at Seoul National University in 1997

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  • ● Min Hyun-sik, the 9th Director General of the National Institute of Korean Language
    (April 13, 2012 ~ April 12, 2015)

    - PhD in Literature from Seoul National University in 1990; Professor of department of Korean Language Education in College of Education at Seoul National University since 2000

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  • ● Kwon Jae-il, the 8th Director General of the National Institute of Korean Language
    (April 13, 2009 ~ April 12, 2012)

    - PhD in Literature from Seoul National University in 1985; Professor of department of Linguistics in College of Humanities at Seoul National University since 1994

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  • ● Lee Sang-gyu, the 7th Director General of the National Institute of Korean Language
    (January 27, 2006 ~ January 26, 2009)

    - PhD in Literature from Kyungpook National University in 1989; Professor of department of Korean Language & Literature in College of Humanities at Kyungpook National University since 1983

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  • ● Nam Ki-Shim, the 6th Director General of the National Academy of the Korean Language
    (January 22, 2001 ~ January 25, 2006)

    - PhD in Literature from Yonsei University in 1974; Professor of department of Korean Language & Literature at Yonsei University from 1977 to 2001

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  • ● Shim Jae-Kee, the 5th Director General of the National Academy of the Korean Language
    (January 22, 1999 ~ January 21, 2001)

    - PhD in Literature from Seoul National University in 1981; Professor of department of Korean Language & Literature in College of Humanities at Seoul National University from 1975 to 2003

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  • ● Lee Iksop, the 4th Director General of the National Academy of the Korean Language
    (January 7, 1997 ~ January 6, 1999)

    - PhD in Literature from Seoul National University in 1981; Professor of department of Korean Language & Literature in College of Humanities at Seoul National University from 1975 to 2003

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  • ● Song Min, the 3rd Director General of the National Institute of Korean Language
    (January 8, 1995 ~ January 6, 1997)

    - PhD in Literature from Seoul National University in 1985; Professor of department of Korean Language & Literature at Kookmin University from 1984 to 2003

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  • ● Ahn Byeong-hui, the 1st and the 2nd Director General of the National Academy of the Korean Language;
    (January 10, 1991 ~ December 31, 1994)
    and the 4th Director General of Korean Language Research Institute
    (April 2, 1990 ~ December 31, 1990)

    - PhD in Literature from Seoul National University in 1977; Professor of department of Korean Language & Literature in College of Humanities at Seoul National University from 1978 to 1998

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  • ● Lee Ki-Moon, the 3rd Director General of the Korean Language Research Institute
    (March 16, 1988 ~ March 15, 1990)

    - PhD in Literature from Seoul National University in 1973; Professor of department of Korean Language & Literature in College of Humanities at Seoul National University from 1962 to 1996

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  • ● Kim Hyung-gue, the 1st and the 2nd Director General of the Korean Language Research Institute
    (March 16, 1984 ~ March 15, 1988)

    - PhD in Literature from Seoul National University in 1962; Professor of department of Korean Language Education in College of Education at Seoul National University from 1952 to 1976