Associate Program Head of Business, Organizations and Society; Visiting Associate Professor of Business, Organizations and Society
Education: BA Ajou University; MA Ajou University; PhD University of South Carolina
Research Areas: Trust; Cooperation; Emotions; Ethics, Prosocial motivation and behaviors, Diversity
Dr. Sophia Soyoung Jeong is a Visiting Associate Professor of Business, Organizations, and Society in the Division of Social Science at NYUAD. Dr. Jeong has received her Ph.D. degree in Business Administration from the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina, majoring in Organizational Behavior/Human Resource Management and minoring in International Business.
Dr. Jeong’s research interest has evolved around processes leading to prosocial behavior and cooperation in groups, teams, and organizational settings. Prosocial motivation and values, moral emotions, interpersonal trust, and diversity have been key topics in this line of research. Her work has appeared in top-tier peer-reviewed academic journals, including the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Human Relations, Journal of Business Ethics, and Asian Pacific Journal of Management, among others.
Prior to joining NYUAD, she was an Associate professor of Management in the College of Business at Zayed University, Abu Dhabi, and an Assistant Professor in the Management Department at the Faculty of Business Administration, Chinese University of Hong Kong.