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College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management

Faculty and Staff

Yongjin Hwang, M.S., Ph.D.

Title: Assistant Professor
Department: Sport and Entertainment Management
College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management
Email: yhwang@mailbox.sc.edu
Phone: 803-576-6367
Office: Close-Hipp 784
Yongjin Hwang, Ph.D., assistant professor, Department of Sport and Entertainment Management

Background

Ph.D., Sport and Entertainment Management, University of South Carolina
M.S., Music Technology, New York University
B.S., Business Administration, Sungkyunkwan, China

Yongjin Hwang received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Sungkyunkwan University, after which he moved to the United States to become an audio engineer. While working in the recording studio, Flux Studios, in New York City, Hwang completed a master’s degree in music technology at NYU. As a result of his educational experience, Hwang decided to combine the two degree subjects together as a doctoral student at UofSC in the Department of Sport and Entertainment, where he now serves as an assistant professor with the department.

Research interests

  • Sensory branding
  • Event experience management
  • Esports consumer behavior

Teaching

  • HRSM 700 – Quantitative methods
  • SPTE 202 – Introduction to live entertainment management

Honors and awards

  • 2018, winner, Best Paper Award, Sport Entertainment and Venues Tomorrow conference
  • 2016, winner, Outstanding Student Paper Award, Sport Marketing Association Conference
  • 2016, third place, Outstanding Student Research Presentation, College of Hospitality, Retail and Sport Management
  • 2007-2009, honoree, Sungkyunkwan University Honors Program Scholarship

Professional affiliations and consulting experiences

  • Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association, 2018-present
  • North American Society for Sport Management , 2015-present
  • Sport Marketing Association, 2015-present
  • Sport Entertainment and Venues Tomorrow, 2015-present

Selected publications

Hwang, Y., Ballouli, K., So, K. K. F., & Heere, B. (2017). "Effects of brand congruity and game difficulty on gamers’ response to advertising in sport video games." Journal of Sport Management, 31(5) 480-496.

Hwang, Y., & Ballouli, K. (2019). "Contemporary issues and opportunities for university branding through fight songs." Journal of Contemporary Athletics, 13(2).


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