Dr. Jeonghwan (Jerry) Choi, Assistant Professor

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Office: CBPM B211              Email:jechoi@kean.edu     Tel.: 0577-55870731



PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2014

MBA, HHL-Leipzig Graduate School of Management, 2005

MBA, KDI School of Public Policy and Management, 2004

M.E. INHA Graduate School of Engineering, 1998


Biography: Dr. Choi is a scholar, practitioner, and business consultant in the field of human resource management & development (HRM/HRD), organizational behavior & development (OB, OD). His research interest is “How to get people to work by themselves?”, and he extends this question as a key teaching and learning inquiry. He is currently organizing and coordinating the Kean Business Plan Competition (Kean BPC) at WKU. He takes the role of MGM/MKT/GBUS department coordinator.


Teaching Courses: MGS4010 (Operations Management), MGS3030 (Human Resource Management), MGS3032 (Organizational Behavior), MGS3045 (Commercial Development of IT: Innovation Management), MGS2030 (Principles of Management), MGS2150 (Business Statistics & Application), Strategic Management



Choi, J., An, R., Zhao, J., Mao, X., & He, L. (2018). Developing software piracy free organization: A case of an American business school in China. International Journal of Business & Applied Science (Sept. 07).

Li, J, Wu, F, Bell, A, Choi, J, Mehdiabadi A. H.  (2018). Talent Management Development in Confucian Asia: A Multi-Cased Study, The European Journal of Training and Development (https://doi.org/10.1108/EJTD-04-2018-0035)

Choi, J. (2015). A multilevel approach to self-directed employee behavior. Journal of Business and Economics, 11(2015), JBE20150424-2, DOI: 10.15341/jbe(2155-7950)/11.06.2015/002

Choi, J (2014). Doctoral Dissertation: The Effects of Autonomous Work Environment and Positive Psychological Capital on Self-directed Employee Behavior: Evidence from South Korea.  (Ph.D. Degree awarded  by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign,  Aug. 2014).

Professional Experience:

Lecturer, Kean University (Union), 2014 ~ 2015

Founder, UC-Smiles, Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA, 2011~2014

Business Strategy Consultant, Germany, Korea, 2004~2005

R&D Engineer & Product Management, BOSCH, 1999~2004