Dr. Seokyoun Hwang, Assistant Professor of Accounting in the College of Staten Island’s Lucille and Jay Chazanoff School of Business, has just received a prestigious Deloitte Academic Research Award for his paper titled “Auditors’ Workload and Audit Quality under Audit Hour Budget Pressure: Evidence from the Korean Audit Market,” which he delivered during the Korean Accounting Association International Conference 2022 on June 23, 2022.

Commenting on the honor, Dr. Hwang said, “As a proud CUNY CSI faculty member, I’m honored to have my research paper recognized, receiving the award from Deloitte in 2022 KAAA conference.”

This is the second time he received this award. His first Deloitte Academic Research Award, in 2020, was for his research paper titled, “Auditor’s Quality Control Efforts and Independence: Evidence from the Korean Audit Market,” which was also presented at the Korean Accounting Association’s Annual Global Meeting.

Dr. Susan L. Holak, Founding Dean of the Chazanoff School of Business, said, “Dr. Hwang’s recent Deloitte Research Award is well deserved, underscoring his reputation as an exemplary scholar. This award emphasizes the quality of our School of Business faculty, who not only enrich their fields with their research, but also prepare our students to be tomorrow’s business leaders.”

Dr. Hwang joined the School of Business at CSI, after receiving his PhD in Management with a concentration in Accounting from Rutgers University in 2015. Prior to his PhD program at Rutgers, he had worked for Korea’s financial regulator and central bank. He teaches Accounting Principles, Cost Accounting, and Intermediate Accounting at the undergraduate level. Dr. Hwang’s research interests are pension accounting, auditing, and CSR.

[Photo: Dr. Seokyoun Hwang (middle) at the Deloitte Academic Research Award ceremony]

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