Dr. Wonseok Choi

Assistant Professor, Health Behavior and Health Systems

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Dr. Wonseok Choi


Education & Experience:
In August 2017, I earned a PhD in Business Administration with emphasis in Finance from the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV). I earned my Master of Science in Mathematics and Statistics from the University of South Florida in 2011, and a Master of Science degree in Finance from the University of North Texas-Denton in 2014. Also, I earned my Bachelor of Business Administration from Korea University in 1998. Prior to starting my academic journey in the United States, I worked for Samsung Life Insurance for ten years as a financial market researcher and overseas operations manager.

Teaching Areas & Public Health Interests:
I have taught Economics, Statistics and Decision Analytics at the UTRGV. My primary teaching goal is not only to provide course specific content, but also to equip students with practical skillsets expected in the job market. I consider myself a flexible person. I am ready to listen and consider different opinions, and I love to work with students, faculty and staff.

Professional Activities & Awards:
I am an active member of the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA) and the Financial Management Association (FMA). I was the recipient of the Outstanding PhD Finance Student award (2016) given by the Robert C. Vackar College of Business & Entrepreneurship at UTRGV.

Scholarly Interests:
My primary research focus is the conflict of interests between agent and principal in corporate finance. This area of academic inquiry is fundamental and can be an important research topic in public health and healthcare administration.

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