Dr. Hyunjung Kim is an associate professor in the Department of Management in the College of Business at California State University, Chico. She holds an undergraduate degree in Korean language and literature from Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea. After working in the corporate sector briefly, Dr. Kim decided to go back to school, earning an MA from the Graduate School of International Studies, Korea University, Seoul, Korea with specialization in International Commerce and a PhD in Public Administration from the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, University at Albany. Her doctoral dissertation focused on the development of system dynamics simulation models as a decision support tool for policy making.
Dr. Kim’s teaching areas include management, strategic decision-making, and computer simulation modeling. Her research focuses on decision science, particularly the use of system dynamics simulation modeling. Using a Group Model Building approach to include key stakeholders in the modeling process, she helps decision makers understand the complexity of their systems and assess potential outcomes of their strategic and managerial decisions. Her strategy course is highly influenced by this analytical framework.
As a system dynamics modeler, Dr. Kim works on various research and consulting projects. Some of the application areas include data-driven service industry, higher education, public health, environmental resource management, and monetary decision making at the Federal Reserve. Her research articles are published in peer-reviewed journals like System Dynamics Review, Systems Research and Behavioral Science, and Public Administration Review.
Dr. Kim resides in Chico with her husband, a practicing dentist, and their son, a serious Lego collector and a huge K-pop fan. They have three cats, all of whom appeared in their backyard at different times and chose to stay. In her free time, Dr. Kim loves to read, draw, and color.