Dr. Sung Bae, Ph.D.


Sung Bae, Ph.D.

Position: Professor and Chair
Phone: (419) 372-8714
Email: bae@bgsu.edu
Address: 240F Maurer Center

Dr. Sung C. Bae is the Chairperson and Professor in the Department of Finance at Bowling Green State University. He is the Fred E. Scholl Endowed Chair in Finance and Insurance. He came to BGSU as Assistant Professor of Finance in 1987 and held the department chairmanship from 1996-2003 and 2010-present, the Ashel G. Bryan/Huntington Bank (formerly, Mid-American Bank) Professorship from 2008-2014 and 2000-2005, and the Director of Financial Planning Programs from 2008-present. He was a visiting professor at Pusan National University in 2010-2011 and at Korea University Business School in 2006 and a visiting research fellow at Korea Securities Research Institute in 1996. Since 1995, he has also served as Expert Advisor for the Center for Future Human Resource Studies in Seoul, Korea.

Dr. Bae has published more than sixty refereed research articles in mainstream finance journals and additional twenty-five articles in monographs and other periodicals, and presented over a hundred research articles at national and international conferences and symposiums. He was listed in the “Top 3% of Most Frequent Appearing Authors in 26 Core Finance Journals” out of more than 17,600 authors in a 2009 study by Jean L. Heck and Philip L. Cooley, “Most Prolific Authors in the Finance Literature: 1959-2008.” He is a recipient of 14 best research paper awards from professional organizations and 5-time recipient of BGSU’s Robert A. Patton Scholastic Achievement Award for his research accomplishments. He has also received many competitive research and development grants including APEC Finance and Development Program Grant, Korea Research Foundation Joint Research Grant, US Department of Education Business International Education Grant, and the Ohio Board of Regents Research Challenge Grant. As a member of several national and international professional organizations, Dr. Bae was the former President of the Korea-America Finance Association (KAFA) and currently serves on editorial board of eight academic journals.

Dr. Bae has also actively participated in employee and executive education programs for U.S. and foreign institutions including Merrill Lynch, American Express Financial Advisors, Mercy Health Partners in the U.S., and COEX, Kyobo Life Insurance Co., Kukmin Bank, Samsung Group, Korean Airlines, the Institute of Industrial Policies Studies, and Korea International Traders Association in Korea. He also served on the Executive Board of the Society of Financial Services Professionals (SFSP) Toledo Chapter.

Dr. Bae received a Ph.D. in Finance from University of Florida in Gainesville, FL, an M.B.A. from Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI, and a B.S.B.A from Korea University Business School in Seoul, Korea.