Dr. Won Yong Kim is currently working as an Assistant Professor of Finance at Augsburg University in Minneapolis. Before working at current position, he taught various finance courses at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA. He receives Ph.D. in Finance at Drexel University and MBA at Thunderbird School of Global Management. He also has MA in Area Studies focusing on Chinese studies from Yonsei University in South Korea and BA in History at the same university. He has served Republic of Korea Air force for 3 years as a public affairs officer.
His main research interest is corporate finance, but not limited to traditional financial issues. He published his papers in internationally reputed journals. He is now working on various topics in finance such as corporate governance, international finance, corporate social responsibility, environmental issues in finance, microfinance institutions, sports finance, and church finance. He also reviews several articles as a referee for journal publications. He is a member of Financial Management Association and Korea-America Finance Association, and sits on a board of Korea-America Finance Association.
His interest in church finance is originated from his faith from childhood. He was raised as a Roman Catholic in South Korea. After coming to the United States, he was volunteered as a treasurer at St. Peter Son Korean Catholic Community in Harrisburg, PA, and is now serving as a secretary of pastoral council at the Church of St. Andrew Kim in St. Paul, MN.