Faculty Members


Chihmao Hsieh


Chihmao Hsieh is currently Interim Chair, Research Professor of Entrepreneurship and Founding Director of the Center for Global Entrepreneurship at SUNY Korea.  He publishes and researches a wide variety of topics, ranging from the effects of training and education on self-employment, to the value of patented inventions, to the effect of cultural industry on modes of entrepreneurship.  His work has appeared (or is forthcoming) in Organization Science, Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, Journal of Management Studies, Small Business Economics, Scientometrics and others. He has been invited to give academic talks at the Kauffman Foundation and at universities in eight countries. In 2019, he gave invited presentations at the United Nations Secretariat (NYC) and the Asian Development Bank (Manila).

At SUNY Korea, Dr. Hsieh teaches business, management, and entrepreneurship courses. At previous institutions, he taught entrepreneurship to undergraduates, MBA's, and for Executive Education, in addition to designing, executing, and coordinating entire entrepreneurship minors. His PhD is in Strategy from the Olin School of Business at Washington University in St. Louis, and he holds bachelor's and master's degrees in engineering from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.


Kyung Kyu Kim


Kyung Kyu Kim is a Leading Professor in Business Management at SUNY Korea. Dr. Kim earned a BA degree in Business Administration from Seoul National University, and both MBA and PhD degrees in Business Administration from the University of Utah.

He has held academic appointments at Yonsei University (18 years; 2 years as a Dean), University of Southern California (5 years), Pennsylvania State University (4 years), University of Cincinnati (4 years), and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore (1 semester). He has published over 50 academic research papers, for example, in MIS Quarterly, Accounting Review, Journal of MIS, JAIS, European Journal of Information Systems, Information & Management, Decision Sciences, Omega, and the Journal of Business Research. Dr. Kim has consulted for many business organizations in various industries encompassing logistics, manufacturing, banking and finance, and food production. These companies include Korean Airlines, Hanjin Shipping, LG Otis Elevator, LG Cards, LG CNS, Nong Shim Food, Samsung Data Systems, Hansol Papers, Shinhan Bank, and Dong Yang Securities. He has taught various courses including Digital Transformation in the Global Enterprise, Digital Business Strategy, Big Data and Business Analytics Management, Information Management in Supply Chains, Information Systems Analysis and Design, and seminars in Digital Business Research as well as Knowledge Management.


Sungjoon Nam


Sungjoon Nam is Assistant Professor of Marketing at SUNY Korea. He has served as an Assistant Professor at Rutgers Business School and as a visiting Assistant Professor at the City University of Hong Kong. Also, he is the founder of Number Analytics, a cloud-based statistical software firm which provides online marketing analytics for marketing professionals and business schools. His research areas include Direct Salesforce Resource Allocation, New Product Diffusion, Customer Relationship Management, Omni Channel Retailing, Impulse Buying Behavior and Service Quality.

His research has been published in Marketing Science and Industrial Marketing Management and has been profiled in MIT Sloan Management Review. He teaches Principles of Marketing and Marketing Research at SUNY Korea and has taught Customer Relationship Management, New Product Planning and Retail Management at previous institutions. Dr. Nam earned his Ph.D. in Marketing and M.B.A. from the University of Chicago in 2010 and holds Bachelor’s degrees in electrical engineering and economics from Seoul National University. 


Jae-Young Lee


Jae-Yeong Lee is a Research Professor at SUNY Korea. He earned a BSE in Civil Engineering from the Korea Military Academy, a Master's Degree in Operations Research from the Naval Postgraduate School and a Ph.D. in Operations Research & Statistics from North Carolina State University.

His research and teaching area includes Operations Management, Quantitative Analysis, Statistics and Mathematical Modeling. At SUNY Korea, he teaches Business Statistics and Calculus.






Woon-Oh Jung


Woon-Oh Jung is a Leading Professor at State University of New York (SUNY), Korea.  He was a Professor of Accounting at Seoul National University from 1998 to 2019. He did his undergraduate work in international economics at SNU, and received his MBA degree from Cornell University, and his Ph.D. in Management from UCLA. His research has involved the application of information economics and game theory to various issues and problems in accounting and taxation. His early research employed the signaling paradigm to demonstrate how accounting changes by managers convey information to the capital market, and how much inside information managers disclose (or withhold) in equilibrium. His research interests have broadened later considerably to include taxation. His research in taxation addressed how taxpayer uncertainty about the actual post-audit tax liability can influence the reporting decisions of taxpayers, the audit policy of the tax enforcement agency, and social welfare. More recently, his research interests have shifted toward more practical issues in the area of tax planning. His research works were published in the Accounting Review, Journal of Accounting Research, Contemporary Accounting Research, Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, Journal of the American Taxation Association, Economics Letter, Asia-Pacific Journal of Financial Studies, and many more academic and professional journals.


Joung Hwa Choi


Joung Hwa Choi is an Assistant Professor of Finance at SUNY Korea. Previously, she was an Assistant Professor of Finance at Kangnam University (March 2017-June 2019); Visiting Scholar, Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University (2016-2017); and Researcher in Finance, Institute of Finance and Banking, Seoul National University (2015-2016).

Before earning her Ph.D. in Finance from Seoul National University in 2015, she was an Economist at the Bank of Korea for 6 years. 





Seung Wook Kim


Seung Wook Kim is an Adjunct Professor at SUNY Korea. He earned his BS, MS, and PhD in MIS/OM at Chung-Ang University, and his research interests broadly cover Digital Transformation and Intelligence Enterprise, ERP Systems, Big Data and Customer Relationship Management, Entrepreneurial Business, Supply Chain Management, Technology Marketing and Management of Technology. He was a Senior Research Fellow at Yonsei University Business Research Institute. Also, he worked at PWC(PricewaterhouseCoopers), Deloitte Consulting and SAP Korea as Management and IT Consultant.


Young-June Kwon


Young-Jung Kwon is a Leading Professor at SUNY Korea. He earned his BA in Economics from Seoul National University and a Ph.D. in Finance from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He was a Professor of Finance at Kyung-Hee University from 1999 to 2017 and has also served as Independent Director and Chairman of the Auditing Committee at KEB-HANA Banking Corporation. 

His teaching & research areas include Principal-Agent Relationships, Contract Theory, Investment Theory, Financial Institutions and Financial Markets.