UA Little Rock recognizes business school professor with excellence award

November 21-27, 2022

By Angelita Faller

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has honored Dr. Sung-kwan Kim, professor of business information systems, with the 2022 Harper W. Boyd Jr. Professor of Excellence Award.


 “I am honored, excited, and proud to receive this award,” Kim said. “I feel very humbled because we have a strong assortment of dedicated faculty in the School of Business. I consider this award as encouragement to work harder, learn more, and share more with my students, colleagues, and fellow faculty members.”


The Boyd Professor of Excellence Award was established to recognize a professor in the School of Business for his or her distinction as a scholar, a teacher, and a leader in the college, university, and community. The winning professor receives a $5,000 award to use toward research and pedagogy.


 “Dr. Boyd was a renowned professor of marketing at UA Little Rock, known in academic circles throughout the United States,” said Dr. Robert Mitchell, director of the School of Business. “Fittingly, the Boyd Professor of Excellence must be at the top of his or her field of scholarship, participates in varied activities within the School of Business, and provides leadership within the academy.  Dr. Sung-kwan Kim exemplifies these accomplishments. He is highly respected by his students, earning commendations from our graduates.”


 Kim earned a Ph.D. with a concentration in management information systems from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln and an MBA from the University of Missouri-Columbia. His research focuses on data and knowledge modeling, particularly the development of a universal view for the conceptual data model. His work has been published in renowned journals, including the “Journal of Knowledge Management,” “Journal of International Technology and Information Management,” and “International Journal of Knowledge Management.” 


He has served as coordinator of the Master of Science in Business Information Systems program and currently teaches courses in system analysis and design, system development methodology, and database design. He has previously earned both the College of Business Faculty Excellence in Research and Faculty Excellence in Teaching awards. Prior to coming to the United States, Kim held administrative positions and strategic planning positions in Ssangyong Shipping Company, Seoul, Korea. 


“I thank my colleagues and faculty in the School of Business for this award,” Kim said. “I am from South Korea, and this school and country gave me every support and opportunity for my career. If not for the school, I would be in a very different situation right now.”  


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Dr. Sung-kwan Kim, professor of business information systems at UA Little Rock.