Godbold School of Business

Dr. Sungjae “Francis” Kim

Name: Sungjae “Francis” Kim, Ph.D.
E-mail: skim1@gardner-webb.edu
Office Phone: (704) 406-2321
Office Location: Hamrick Hall 102D

Title: Assistant Professor of Finance

 Boiling Springs


  • Louisiana State University

Ph.D. in Finance, 2011


  • Cornell University

Master of Science in Applied Economics and Management, 2008


  • Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea

Bachelor of Arts in Economics, 1994

Professional Experience:

  • Professor of Finance, Gardner-Webb University, Boiling Springs, NC, 2012 - present
  • Instructor of Finance, Louisiana State University (LSU), Baton Rouge, LA, 2009 – 2012
  • Research Assistant, Louisiana State University (LSU), Baton Rouge, LA, 2008 – 2012
  • Chief Secretary to the President & CEO, Korea Deposit Insurance Corporation, Seoul, Korea, 2003 – 2005
  • Senior Manager, Korea Deposit Insurance Corporation, Seoul, Korea, 2000 – 2005
  • Senior Equity and Derivatives Portfolio Fund Manager, H&S Investment Bank, Seoul, Korea, 2000
  • Derivatives and Structured Financing Manager, Asian Banking Corporation, Seoul, Korea, 1997 – 2000
  • International Investment Officer, Asian Banking Corporation, Seoul, Korea, 1995 – 1997
  • Foreign Exchange and Money Market Dealer, Asian Banking Corporation, Seoul, Korea, 1993 – 1995

Awards, Honors & Certifications:

  • U.S. Army Commendable Medal awarded by the Commander of the 1st Signal Brigade, August 1993
  • Danam Scholarship awarded by Chairman of SNU College of Commerce Alumni Association, 1988 – 1990 


Professional Interest:

Financial market and instrument analysis, academic research on derivatives and risk management, corporate finance, banking and financial intermediaries, international finance, and investments

Current Projects:

Working papers:  “Foreign Currency Position and Corporate Risk Management: Hedging or Timing”;

“Dollar Carry Lending Strategy and Commercial Bank Financial Distress”

Selected Publications:

Essays on Foreign Currency Risk Management, Doctoral Dissertation, Louisiana State University, October 2011

Equity Market Reaction to Federal Reserve Policy Surprises: An Event Study Using Ultra-High Frequency Data, Master’s Thesis, Cornell University, January 2008