Dr. Jaemin Kim
SDSU finance professor, Dr. Jaemin Kim joined the finance department at SDSU’s Fowler College of Business in 2003 after spending two years at the University of Oregon. Prior to that, he earned his Ph.D. in finance from the University of Washington and worked at Daewoo for several years in his native South Korea.
Kim teaches International Business Finance (FIN 329) to undergraduate students each semester, in addition to teaching in the MBA program. In fact, it was one of his MBA students, David Duwe, who was recognized as an Outstanding MBA student in 2014. Duwe selected Kim as his Most Influential Professor and both were given the honor of sitting on the stage, as is customary at the Fowler College of Business’ annual commencement ceremonies.
Kim’s recent research is in the areas of corporate crime and international finance. He finds that discussing current issues (such as Brexit, tariffs, trade issues, etc.) in these areas with his students is one of the most rewarding parts of his job.
“I really enjoy interacting with my students both in and out of the classroom,” he said. “I often learn more from young minds than they learn from me!”