Junwook Chi, Ph.D.
Junwook Chi is an Associate Professor in Transportation at the School of Travel Industry Management, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Dr. Chi’s research and teaching interests lie in the fields of transport economics, tourism transportation, and applied economics. His particular expertise centered on travel demand modeling, transport policy analysis, and commodity flow analysis. His studies have been published in Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Transportation Research Part E: Logistic and Transportation Review, Transport Policy, Maritime Policy and Management, and Journal of Air Transport Management.
Dr. Chi received his Ph.D. in Transportation and Logistics from North Dakota State University and M.Sc. in Agricultural Economics and Business at University of Guelph, Canada. Before joining the TIM School, he was program director of transportation economics in the Nick J. Rahall, II Appalachian Transportation Institute and a transportation economist in the Center for Business and Economic Research at Marshall University.
The honors and distinctions he received include an “Excellence in Teaching Award” from the School of Travel Industry Management (2017), “Best Paper Award” from the Global Tourism & Hospitality Conference (2016), “Best Paper Award” from the Academy of Global Hospitality & Tourism Conference (2016), and “Best Graduate Paper Award” from the Transportation Research Forum (2008).
Dr. Chi is currently a member of American Economic Association, Western Economic Association International, Transportation Research Board, Transportation Research Forum, and National Defense Transportation Association.