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Kwangjin (KJ) Lee

Assistant Professor of Accounting

GSBM Instruction

Phone: (310) 568-5553

Email: kwangjin.lee@pepperdine.edu

Kwangjin Lee

KJ's primary research interest includes disclosure, information intermediaries, international accounting, and non-financial information. He received his master's degree in Economics and Management and diploma in Economics from London School of Economics in the U.K., and bachelor's degree in business administration from Seoul National University in South Korea.  Prior to pursuing a Ph.D., KJ served for the countries. He received two Army Achievement Medals (AAMs) and is an honorably discharged veteran (E-5, Sergeant). He also worked at PwC as an internship of external auditor in Seoul, South Korea. 

PhD, Michigan State University, 2018 (Expected)

Accounting

MS, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2012

Economics and Management

Diploma, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2011

Economics (with Merit)

BS, Seoul National University, 2009

Business Administration (Summa Cum Laude)

Education

PhD, Michigan State University, 2018 (Expected)

Accounting

MS, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2012

Economics and Management

Diploma, London School of Economics and Political Science, 2011

Economics (with Merit)

BS, Seoul National University, 2009

Business Administration (Summa Cum Laude)

Professional Experience

Shinhan Bank

Marketer. Seoul, Korea. 2009.

PwC

Audit Intern. Seoul, Korea. 2006-2007.

US Army in Korea

Sergeant, Korean Augmentation to the US Army 2004-2006
Army Achievement Medal 2005, 2006.

Teaching Experience

Michigan State University

Instructor of Principles of Financial Accounting. Summer 2015.
Overall Instructor Rating: 4.71/5.0 (department average: 4.10)

Instructor of Intermediate Financial Accounting II. Fall 2015. 
Overall Instructor Rating: 4.52/5.0 (department average: 3.91)

Teaching Assistant of Principles of Financial Accounting. Fall 2013, Spring 2014.
- Average Rating: 4.65/5.0

Seoul National University

Teaching Assistant
Principles of Financial Accounting 
Intermediate Accounting I 
Financial Statements Analysis and Valuation 
Principles of Managerial Accounting (MBA course) 

Publication

"Who Classifies Interest Payments as Financing Activities? An Analysis of Classification Shifting in the Statement of Cash Flows at the Adoption of IFRS" (with B. Baik, H. Cho, and W. Choi), Journal of Accounting and Public Policy, 35(4), 331-351

Kwangjin (K.J.) Lee | C.V., November 2017

Working Papers

"Social Media Disclosure and Analysts as Information Intermediaries", Job market paper
Dissertation Committee: Chris Hogan (Co-Chair), Marilyn Johnson (Co-Chair), Ranjani
Krishnan, and Hang Nguyen (Marketing)

INFORMS Annual Meeting 2017(Invited Speaker)

"The Role of Analysts on Boards in Management Forecasts" (with B. Baik, H. Cho, M. Johnson)

Submitted for presentation at the 2018 FARS Midyear Meeting

"Determinants of 150-hour Requirement Adoption: An Empirical Analysis of Licensure across States" (with M. Atkinson, J. Jiang, and M. Johnson) Revising manuscript to prepare for submission

AAA Diversity Section Meeting (2015, by co-author)

Research in Progress

"The Economic Consequence of Social Media Usage: Evidence from the Disclosure of Consumer Product Recalls" (with S. Hong)

AAA Midwest Regional Meeting 2015

AEJMC Annual Meeting 2015 (presented by coauthor) (Top Student Paper)

INFORMS Annual Meeting 2016

"Saying is Easier than Doing: SEC Comment Letters and Filers' Responses (with M. Johnson, R.
Krishnan, and K. Lee)

Awards and Honors 

Academic

Graduate School Writing Fellow Fellowship, Michigan State University 2016-2018

Ph.D. Student Excellence in Teaching, Michigan State University 2016

AAA FARS Doctoral Consortium Fellow 2015

AEJMC Annual Meeting, Communication Technology Division, Best Student Paper Award 2015

Doctoral Fellowship, Michigan State University 2012-Present

Maryls and Jack Gray Doctoral Fellowship, Michigan State University 2012

Master's Degree Fellowship, Samsung Scholarship 2010-2012

Best Learner Award, Seoul National University 2010

Undergraduate Fellowship, Doosan Yonkang Foundation 2004-2009

Non-Academic

Most Valuable Participant Award, Samsung Scholars Academic Camp (Twice) 2012, 2016

Distinguished Reserved Armed Forces Trainee Award 2011

Red Cross Silver Medal 2009

Army Achievement Medal (Twice) 2005, 2006

Academic Service

Discussant

AAA Annual Meeting (2 papers in 2017) 2015, 2017
AAA Midwest Regional Meeting 2015
Moderator
AAA Annual Meeting (2 sessions) 2017

Ad Hoc Reviewer

Hawai'i Accounting Research Conference 2017
American Accounting Association Annual Meeting 2015-2017
American Accounting Association FARS Midyear Meeting 2016
American Accounting Association Midwest Regional Meeting 2015
European Conference on Information Systems Annual Conference 2015

Professional Affiliations

Member, American Accounting Association (AAA) Financial Accounting and Reporting Section

Member, American Accounting Association (AAA) Strategic and Emerging Technologies Section

Associate Member, Korean-American Accounting Professors Association (KAAPA)

Member, Korean Accounting Association (KAA)

Service

Michigan State University

Council of Graduate Students, 2015-2016
Accounting and Information Systems Department Representative
Financial Committee member

Commonwealth Hall

Resident Advisor, 2011-2012.