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Education and Services

EDUCATION

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.): May 1997.

Engineering and Project Management Program, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley.

Dissertation: "A Systematic Approach to Evaluate Quantitative Impacts of Project Management (PM)."

Dissertation Committee: C. William Ibbs (Principal Advisor, Civil Engineering), H. Glenn Ballard (Civil Engineering), Frederick E. Balderston (Business Administration)

  • Management of Technology (MOT) CERTIFICATE: Dec 1996.

Joint Program between Walter Haas School of Business and College of Engineering, University of California, Berkeley.

  • Master of Science (MS): Dec 1992.

Engineering and Project Management Program, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley.

  • Bachelor of Science (BS): Feb. 1991.

Department of Civil Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul, KOREA.

  • Diploma (82nd Graduate): Feb. 1986.

Kyunggi High School, Seoul, KOREA.


EDITORIAL POSITIONS, PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES, AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Editorial Positions

Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Management in Engineering (ASCE)

Specialty Editor (Associate Editor) for Case Studies Section, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management (ASCE)

Editorial Board, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management

Editorial Board, International Journal of Project Management (Elsevier)

Editorial Board, International Journal of Managing Projects in Business (Emerald)

Editorial Board, Journal of Construction Engineering and Project Management (KICEM)

  • Professional Activities

Korea-US Science Cooperation Center (KUSCO), Executive Committee  (2017.3-2019.2)

The Korea-U.S. Science Cooperation Center (KUSCO) is a non-profit organization, established in Vienna, Virginia in 1997. KUSCO was established to accomplish two major missions: to enhance cooperative efforts in Science and Technology between Korea and the U.S. and to support Korean-American scientists & engineers here in the United States.

Korean American Construction, Engineering, and Project Management Association (KACEPMA.org): Founding President (2013-2014)

Establish a not-for-profit membership association consisting principally of Korean and Korean-American construction industry professionals, college and university professors and graduate students teaching or studying construction engineering and other construction-related subjects.

Panel Reviewer: Division of Civil and Mechanical Systems, National Science Foundation

Member, Construction Research Council, Construction Institute, American Society of Civil Engineers

  • Memberships

Member, American Society of Civil Engineers

Member, Project Management Institute

Member, IEEE Technology Management Council

Member, Performance Measurement Association

Member, Korean Operations Research and Management Science Society

Member, Korean Society of Civil Engineers


GRANTS and AWARDS

  • Construction Industry Institute

RTS 2 - True Cost of Custom Design in a UMM Commodity Market, Upstream, Midstream and Mining Sector. 2017-2019.
Jin Ouk Choi, Ph.D., University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Jennifer S. Shane, Ph.D., Iowa State University, and Young Hoon Kwak, Ph.D., The George Washington University

  • IBM Center for the Business of Government

Risk Management for Grants Administration: A Case Study of the Department of Education, 2014-2015.

An Open Government Implementation Model: Moving to Increased Public Engagement,, 2010-2011.

Project Management in Government: An Introduction to Earned Value Management, 2008-2010.

  • International Project Management Association

2008 Outstanding Research Contributions Award.

  • Project Management Institute

Global Perspectives on Project, Program, and Portfolio Management in Government, 2011-2013.

Impact on Project Management of Allied Disciplines, 2005-2007.

Value of Project Management, 2004-2008.

Financial and Organizational Impacts of Project Management, 1995-1997.

  • School of Business and Public Management, The George Washington University

Junior Faculty Research Grant, Summer 2000 & 2001.

  • United States Navy

Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Yokosuka, Japan, 1997-1998.

  • PMI’s Northern California Chapter

Steve V. White Fellowship Recipient, Fall 1996.


UNIVERSITY SERVICES

  • College of Professional Studies Dean’s Council, University Committee (2010)
  • Distance Learning Task Force, University Committee (2009-2010)
  • Member, Doctoral Committee, School of Business (2011-2013)
  • Member, Research Committee, School of Business (2008-2013, 2016-Current)
  • Chair, Appointment, Promotions, and Tenure Committee, Department of Decision Sciences (2015-Current)
  • Chair, Project Management Academic Committee, Department of Decision Sciences (2006-2007)
  • Chair, Faculty Search Committee, Department of Decision Sciences (2006-2007)
  • Member, Appointment, Promotions, and Tenure Committee, Department of Decision Sciences (2006-Current)
  • Member, Project Management Academic Committee, Department of Decision Sciences (2006-Current)
  • Member, Project Management Faculty Search Committee, Department of Decision Sciences (2006-Current)
  • Lead Professor, Project Management Ph.D. program (2003-current)
  • Management Science Department Representative, GWU-ESI Program Liaison (2001-2005)
  • Faculty Advisor, GWU-Project Management Institute (PMI) Student Chapter (2001-2002)
  • Faculty Senate Committee Member, Libraries (2003-2005)

Last Updated: March 24, 2017. YHK.

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