Dr. Il-Woon Kim, professor of accounting and international business and associate director of the Institute for Global Business, is renowned for his research in cost accounting, management accounting, and international accounting. During the past 15 years, he has focused his work primarily on corporate cost accounting practices, not only in the United States, but also in Japan and Korea (target costing), and Germany (consumption accounting), studying process improvements, theory of constraints and throughput accounting, and international comparative analyses of different accounting systems around the world. With the Consortium of Advanced Management – International (CAM-I), Kim has been involved in many research projects on target costing for large companies, such as Boeing, Chrysler, Caterpillar, Timken, Continental Tevis, Mercedes Benz (Germany), Futaba (Japan), Alta Management (Japan), and HyunDai Motor (Korea), the results of which have been published in the CAM-I Research Monograph Series and professional journals.
Just as the business community has benefited from Kim’s findings, so have his students. Kim’s work outside of the classroom has played a vital role in his teaching.
Dr. William McHenry, associate professor of management, sees his role as a teacher as much more than simply accumulating knowledge, organizing it, and presenting it to the students. In his classes, he also seeks to coach his students, setting high standards and challenging them to work hard enough to achieve what they are capable of achieving.
Thomas Costigan joined the CBA faculty in 1997 and, over the years, has served the college in a variety of capacities. He has been a member of the undergraduate curriculum committee, chair of the Department of Finance scholarship committee, and course coordinator for the basic finance course. In addition, Costigan has been a frequent guest speaker in several business classes and has offered seminars on getting started in investments to students and their guests. He has also served as an academic judge for a business plan contest held within the entrepreneurship program.