Jung Chul Park

Jung Chul Park

Associate Professor
Office: BSN 3107
Phone: (813) 974-9680
Fax: (813) 974-3084

Jung Chul Park is an associate professor of finance and is the Bank of America Professor of Finance. He serves as the associate director of the Kate Tiedemann School of Business and Finance and the director of the Master of Science in Finance Program. He teaches theory of finance to doctoral and master’s students. He developed international finance as the first Global Citizens course for undergraduate students. Prior to joining the faculty at USF, he taught at Auburn University and Louisiana Tech University.

Park's research interests are in corporate finance, investments, international finance, and politics and finance. His work has been published in numerous articles in prestigious academic journals such as the Journal of Financial Economics and Strategic Management Journal, which have received more than 1,900 citations on Google Scholar. He received the Shinhan Bank & KAFA Young Scholar Award, the Top-Journal Paper Award, and the Best Paper Award from the Korea America Finance Association, the Best Paper Award from Asia-Pacific Journal of Financial Studies, and the STOXX Best Paper Research Award at the European Financial Management Association Meeting. He is also the recipient of numerous research awards from USF, Auburn University and Louisiana Tech University.

He earned a PhD in finance from USF in 2007 and an MBA with a concentration in finance from Binghamton University in 2003.


  • FIN6804 – Theory of Finance (Doctoral, Master)

  • FIN3604 – International Finance (Undergraduate, Global Citizens Course)


  • "So Far Away from Me: Firm Location and the Managerial Ownership Effect on Firm Value," with Bradley W. Benson, Yu Chen, and Hui L. James, (2020), Journal of Corporate Finance, 64: 101658.

  • "CEO Career Horizon, Corporate Governance, and Real Options: The Role of Economic Short-Termism," with Joon Mahn Lee and Timothy B. Folta, (2018), Strategic Management Journal, 39(10): 2703-2725.

  • "The Role of Corporate Political Strategies in M&As," with Croci Ettore, Christos Pantzalis, and Dimitris Petmezas, (2017), Journal of Corporate Finance, 43: 260-287.

  • "Multinationality and Opaqueness" with Tom Aabo and Christos Pantzalis, (2015), Journal of Corporate Finance, 30: 65-84.

  • "Political Geography and Stock Returns: The Value and Risk Implications of Proximity to Political Power," with Chansog Kim and Christos Pantzalis, (2012), Journal of Financial Economics, 106(1): 196-228.


  • Associate Director, Kate Tiedemann School of Business and Finance, 2020 – Present.

  • Director of MS Finance Program, USF Muma College of Business, 2019 – Present.

  • Associate Editor, Asia-Pacific Journal of Financial Studies, 2015 – Present.

  • Secretary General, Korea America Finance Association, 2017 – 2021.

  • Member, Editorial Review Board, Journal of Business Research, 2016 – 2020.