- Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh
- M.B.A. University of Iowa
- B.B.A. Korea University
I was born and raised in South Korea and completed my BBA at Korea University in Seoul. Upon graduation, I worked as an assistant controller and internal auditor for three years before I came to United States for advanced studies. Following completion of my Ph.D. at the University of Pittsburgh, I taught accounting at various universities and colleges. I am also a private investor, a business consultant, and an auditor for small business entities.
Areas of Research
I have diverse research interests in financial accounting, managerial accounting, auditing, and accounting in the not-for-profit arena. Specifically, I have done empirical and experimental research in auditing, corporate governance, disclosure and capital markets, auditor litigation, incentive contracts and performance evaluation, governmental accounting, and accounting and governance for not-for-profit organizations.
- Principles of Accounting I and II
- Intermediate Accounting I and II
- Advanced Accounting
- Advanced Auditing
I apply my professional experience and research insights into teaching various accounting courses, thus students learn not only theoretical materials in textbooks but also real-world practices and applications.
What is the most important piece of advice you give students to help them succeed?
Do your best and wait for God’s will. I encourage my students to commit themselves to their course work and to trust God who will lead the way.
- “Optimal Incentive Contracts, Common Uncertainty, and Intrinsic Value,” American Journal of Management, Volume 16(2), 2016.
Is there any personal experience you would like to share?
I love singing and praising God. I have been a choir member for Korean church choirs, and I conducted a Korean church choir for six years when I was pursuing my Ph.D. degree. I also love playing golf, tennis, and table tennis. On July 18, 2018, I made an albatross (aka double eagle) on the fourth hole, par five, 446 yards. It was a very short par five hole and my second shot just went into the hole. It was my luckiest shot in my entire golf life!