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Young Kim, PhD

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Dr. Young H. Kim is a Professor of Decision Sciences in the School of Business Administration at Clark Atlanta University. He received his B.B.A. and M.B.A. from Yonsei University and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Decision Sciences from Georgia State University. The subjects he has taught are largely concerned with dynamic disciplines such as Business Forecasting Methods and Operations/Supply Management which are among the most practical and interesting fields in the business education. These disciplines involve the integration of numerous activities and processes to produce products and services in a highly competitive global environment. Forecasting, business reengineering, quality management, time-based competition, cost-effective processes, project management, logistics including facility location, inventory control, and global views are vital to the success and survival of the firm. An understanding of a mixture of management concepts and numerical manipulation plus strategies is a necessary part of any good business education. 

Dr. Kim’s teaching function is to effectively educate, train, and motivate students to make them gain a competitive advantage through such disciplines in the marketplace. He uses a so-called ATA method (Application - Theory/Concept - Application) with an extensive use of software. The ATA method is a very effective problem-based teaching/learning approach, which has been empirically tested. As always, he takes sufficient time to grade his students so that each of the students will receive a fair and thoughtful evaluation. 

Dr. Kim has frequently served as a reviewer of the papers submitted to the Annual Decision Sciences Meeting. He has over twenty research papers. He produced a few papers in the DSI Proceedings and International DSI Proceedings by working with his MBA students to inspire and encourage them to consider their doctoral programs for their future academic/professional career. He is currently serving as a W.E.B. Dubois Faculty Fellow for strengthening 1st year students’ engagement and improving a retention rate at CAU by effectively advising and mentoring them. One of his major goals is to provide quality service to students and serve on School and University Committees, based on what is in the best interest of his students, Business School, CAU, and beyond. 

Dr. Kim is a member of Alpha Iota Delta (National Scholastic Honor Society for Decision Sciences) and Beta Gamma Sigma (National Scholastic Honor Society for Business Administration). For nearly three decades, he has received numerous outstanding awards including Tenneco Excellence Teaching Award from the UNCF, Vulcan Excellence in Teaching Award, and professor of the year from MBA students.