Dr. Jeonghwan (Jerry) Choi, Assistant Professor


Office: CBPM B211              Email:jechoi@kean.edu


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 organize and coordinate the Kean Business Plan Competition (Kean BPC) at WKU.

Teaching Courses:
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. (2017). Diffusion of Legal Software Use in China: Action Research at A Global Campus (2017-RA-15137, Under Review, Submitted, Aug. 19, 2017), MIS Quarterly

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).

Prior Professional Experience:

Lecturer, Kean University (Union), 2014 ~ 2016

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

Business Strategy Consultant, Germany, Korea, 2004~2005

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