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Young Hoon Kwak

Young Hoon Kwak

Title: Associate Professor of Project Management

Department: Decision Sciences

Address: Funger Hall, Suite 411

Phone: (202) 994-7115


Personal Web Site:


Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 1997.
Management of Technology (MOT) Certificate, University of California, Berkeley, 1996.
M.S., University of California, Berkeley, 1992.
B.S., Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, 1991.

Areas of Expertise

Strategic Issues in Project Management; Project Risk Management; Project Control; Project Performance Improvement; Engineering, Construction, and Infrastructure Management.


Dr. Kwak’s publications appear at California Management Review, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, IEEE Engineering Management Review, Technovation: The International Journal of Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Technology Management, International Journal of Project Management, Project Management Journal, International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, Risk Management: An International Journal, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, Journal of Management in Engineering, Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, Korean Management Review, and others. For the latest publications, please visit his homepage at

Editorial Positions

Specialty Editor (Associate Editor) of Case Studies Section, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management (ASCE)

Editorial Board: Journal of Management in Engineering (ASCE); International Journal of Project Management (Elsevier); Project Management Journal (Wiley); International Journal of Managing Projects in Business (Emerald).

Professional Activities

Visiting Scholar, IPA Institute; Construction Research Council, American Society of Civil Engineers; Panel Reviewer, National Science Foundation.

Current Research

Earned Value Management at NASA; Impact on Project Management of Allied Disciplines; Project Management Performance of Mega Projects (Infrastructure, Defense, Transportation); Public-Private Partnership (PPP) in Infrastructure Development; Implementation of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) System Projects; Web 2.0 Applications for Project Management.


IBM Center for the Business of Government, Project Management Institute, IPA Institute, United States Navy.


2008 International Project Management Association (IPMA) Outstanding Research Contributions.