Jung Chul Park

Jung Chul Park

Associate Professor
Office: BSN 3120
Phone: (813) 974-9680
Fax: (813) 974-3084

Jung Chul Park is an associate professor of finance and the director of Master of Science in Finance Program at the Muma College of Business. He teaches theory of finance, financial analysis, and advanced financial management to graduate students. He developed international finance as the first Global Citizens course for undergraduate students. Prior to joining the faculty at the USF, he taught at Auburn University and Louisiana Tech University.

Park's research interests are in market efficiency, corporate governance, risk management, international finance, and political finance. His work has been published in numerous articles in leading academic journals such as the Journal of Financial EconomicsStrategic Management JournalJournal of Corporate FinanceJournal of Banking and Finance, and Financial Management, which have received more than 1,100 citations on Google Scholar. He received the Shinhan Bank & KAFA Young Scholar Award and the Financial News & KAFA Top-Journal 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 the USF, Auburn University and Louisiana Tech University.

He earned a PhD in finance from the USF in 2007 and an MBA with a concentration in finance from Binghamton University, State University of New York in 2003.


  • FIN6804 – Theory of Finance (Doctoral, Master)
  • FIN6466 – Financial Analysis (Master)
  • FIN6416 – Advanced Financial Management (Master)
  • FIN3604 – International Finance (Undergraduate, Global Citizens Course)


  • "Policy Uncertainty and the Dual Role of Corporate Political Strategies," with Chansog Kim, Incheol Kim, and Christos Pantzalis, (2019), Financial Management, 48(2): 473-504.

  • "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.


  • Director of MS Finance Program, USF Muma College of Business
  • Secretary General, Korea America Finance Association

  • Associate Editor, Asia-Pacific Journal of Financial Studies

  • Member, editorial review board, Journal of Business Research