I am an assistant professor of Information
& Decision Sciences at the Salisbury
University. I hold a M.S. (2001) and Ph.D (2007) in Management
Information Systems (MIS) from the University
of Arizona and a B.S. in Material Sciences and Engineering from
the Seoul National
University (1998). My research interests in the areas of MIS
is the economic impacts of information technology (IT) on business.
In particular, I have been focusing on three critical research themes:
(1) the impact of IT outsourcing/offshoring decisions on
firm knowledge levels, production costs, and coordination costs, (2) the allocation of IT investment among business functions
and its impacts on business value, and (3) the effective
management of IT human resources. See my research
statement for more details.
My interests in the research area of MIS were motivated by both
my academic and professional experiences. Before joining the M.S.
MIS program at the University of Arizona, I worked for Samsung
for three years as an IT consultant, where I experienced various
types of jobs and responsibilities related to information systems
development and management. These experiences allowed me to observe
the diverse impacts of IT on business processes and organizational
transformations. Further, they inspired me to pursue my Master's
study in the technical areas of MIS. During my doctoral studies,
my research interests changed from examining the technical aspects
of IT to leveraging my technical expertise to examine the strategic
and economic impacts of IT on business. See my curriculum
vita for more details.
My research has appeared or is forthcoming in MIS Quarterly
(MISQ), Journal of Management Information Systems
(JMIS), Communications of the ACM (CACM),
Information Technology and People (IT and People), and International
Journal of Knowledge Management. It has been also presented
at numerous conferences, including the Hawaii International
Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), the Americas Conference
on Information Systems (AMCIS), and the Workshop on Information
Systems and Economics (WISE). See my publications
for more details.
My major teaching assignment is INFO 386 Database Managment
and INFO 326 Operations Management at the Salisbury University.
Before joining the Salisbury University I taught a required upper-level
undergraduate course, MIS 373 (Operations Management) at the University
of Arizona for three semesters and nominated for the "2005-2006
Eller College Award for Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor."
See my teaching statement for
In addition, I have various industry certifications relevant to
teaching in IS areas obtained during my professional experience
as an IT consultant, including: Microsoft Certified System Engineer
(MCSE), SUN Certified Java Programmer (SCJP),
and Certified Professional in Production and Inventory Management
In addition, to serve for the MIS community, I have been working
as a a reviewer for many of the leading IS journals and conferences. See
my service activities for more details.