Assistant Professor of Finance
Seoyoung Kim joined the Finance Department in Fall 2012 as an assistant professor, where she teaches financial management in the MBA program. Prior to joining Santa Clara University’s Leavey School of Business, Professor Kim held a faculty appointment at Purdue University.
Professor Kim’s research interests include executive compensation, turnover, and performance evaluations as well as board composition/structure and the unintended byproducts of regulatory changes thereof. Her more recent work involves the optimal restructuring of distressed debt, and she has also done work concerning the rating standards applied to structured finance deals. Her scholarship has been published in leading academic journals, including the Journal of Financial Economics, and Financial Management, and she has been an invited speaker at government functions, financial institutions, and other universities, both domestic and abroad.
A graduate of Rice University (B.A. in mathematics), she earned her Ph.D. in finance from Emory University.