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Dr. Bongsik Shin Honored as the 2019 Outstanding Faculty Contributor

Bongsik ShinDr. Bongsik Shin was named as the 2019 recipient of the San Diego State Alumni Association’s Outstanding Faculty Contributor from the Fowler College of Business. Shin is set to receive his award during the All-University Convocation on August 22, 2019.

The Outstanding Faculty Contributor is SDSU’s most prestigious faculty award and is presented annually to one professor from each of SDSU’s seven colleges.

Shin, a management information systems (MIS) professor, started with the Fowler College of Business in 1999. During his tenure with the college, he has demonstrated excellence in the fields of service to the university and the college, teaching, and research. Mostly notably, the U.S. Navy has provided Shin (with Dr. Aaron Elkins and Dr. Lance Larson) with a 3-year $310 research grant to assist in improving cybersecurity for their information assets.

In addition to his research with the Navy, Shin has published research in the top information systems academic journals and has been consistently ranked among the top 100 global scholars who have published in A-level publications over the last 10 years.

As an educator, Shin was recently recognized with a Fowler Teaching Excellence award in 2017 and has personally developed the MIS 585 class (Fundamentals of Cybersecurity Management) which he currently teaches. Furthermore, he has taken responsibility for the assessment of student learning in the Masters of Science in Information (MSIS) program and has chaired academic conferences and committees.

“I was truly humbled to receive this award and I am particularly honored to have been recognized for our work with the U.S. Navy,” said Shin. “I am especially proud of the impact this work has had on our students, directly resulting in six offers of permanent employment and five internship offers to students. We are doing an extremely difficult research to develop a threat intelligence system that proactively defends an organization from potentially crippling cyberattacks and the innovation demonstrated by the students for on this project has been amazing.”