Yeong C. Choi, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Accountancy
PhD, Accounting, Drexel UniversityMS, Accounting, University of DelawareMAcc, Accounting, YeungNam UniversityBBA, Business Administration, YeungNam University
Professor Yeong C. Choi, holds a Ph.D. in Accounting from Drexel University and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant in the State of New Jersey and New York. He has published 21 articles in such peer-reviewed journals as the Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance, the Journal of Teaching in International Business, the Journal of Higher Education, the Review of Business, the Commercial Lending Review, Journal of Finance and Accounting Information and Bank Accounting and Finance, seventeen of which have been published since 1999. He has presented many papers at such international, national and regional academic forums as: the Annual Asian Conference, the Annual World Business Conference, the Annual Facing East/West Conference, the Mid-Atlantic Regional meeting of the American Accounting Association, the Annual International Conference of the Korean Accounting Information Association and Korean Academic Society of Taxation. In early years, he established a very strong quantitative research trail so that in 1994, the Peter J. Tobin College recognized his publication in such a high-tier Journal as JAAF by “Outstanding Research Contribution of the Year” award. In the middle of his research period, active research collaboration with national and international colleagues has been successfully demonstrated by publications on the various areas of such concurrent accounting issues as FASB/SEC accounting standard issues, 150-hour accounting education change, IFRS (International Financial Accounting Standards) issues etc. His recent research productivity is also very impressive by national and international recognitions. In 2015, he received “the Best Research Paper of the Year” by the Korean Accounting Information Association for his publication to help the Korean accounting education system develop a better education system from America’s accounting education change effort experience. • In January of this year, with the collaboration with the department colleague, Dr. Sylwia Gornik-Tomaszewski, the paper on the financial accounting concept issue of FASB and IFRS’s conversion effort was recognized by the following complimenting message that “We feel very honored to invite you to join the editorial board member/reviewer of International Journal of Business and Economics Research. • The most recent accomplishment is the recognition by the Korean Accounting Association in June. This recognition not only achieved his own research objectives but also contributed to achieving St. John’s global mission. In the Korean Accounting Association’s “Accounting Education Innovation Award decision” for Dr. Choi’s contribution, they set up a special committee for evaluation. As a reference, let me read the phrase: “This honorable award decision is made through a special deliberation process of the Accounting Education Competition Enforcement Committee of the Association.” He has published two monographs and recently in 2016 published one financial accounting textbook in Korea to clarify significant discrepancies in financial accounting concepts and theories in almost all Korean textbooks. He incorporated a standardized pedagogical framework to correct those discrepancies in the Korean textbooks. a Visiting Research Scholarship by the Bank of Korea. Professor Choi was a Visiting Research Scholarship by the Bank of Korea in 2000. He also was the recipient of Visiting Research Grants from the Korean National Tax Administration and Ministry of Justice of Korea in 1996 Academic Year and the recipient of Visiting Research Grants from the Korean National Justice Office in 2016.

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