School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding and Development

Academics / PhD in International Conflict Mgmt: Current Students

Current Ph.D. Students

Yeju Choi


Yeju Choi graduated summa cum laude from the University of West Georgia in 2013 with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Political Science and a minor in Spanish. In 2015, she graduated with graduate student honors from Kennesaw State University with a Master’s of Science degree in Conflict Management. She has been a member of various honor societies, such as Pi Sigma Alpha, Phi Kappa Phi, Phi Sigma Iota, The National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and Golden Key International Honor Society, as well as a winner of James E. Boyd Presidential Scholarship, Ingram Scholars 2011-2012, Ingram Scholars 2012- 2013, and Outstanding Scholar Award. Her Master's thesis focuses on conflict handling behaviors of Korean immigrants in the United States, and this was published in Conflict Resolution Quarterly in 2016. Also, Choi is a co-author of two other academic articles, published in Negotiation Journal and Family Court Review in 2016.

Prior to her graduate experience, Choi worked as a supervisor in a multinational corporation. From this work, she developed an interest in cross-cultural conflict management, cross-cultural communication, organizational conflict, interpersonal and intergroup conflict in the workplace, international management, and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). She enrolled in the PhD in International Conflict Management at Kennesaw State University because she likes to continue learning and researching cross- cultural conflict in the workplace. Her dissertation topic involves research in cross-cultural communication and conflict in the workplace and the creation of a cross-cultural management model for the expatriate managers and employees in a multinational corporations. She is a Registered Neutral in the State of Georgia. Choi teaches a management course in Coles College of Business. Prior to this experience, she served as a Resources Editor and Managing Editor in the Journal of Peacebuilding and Development. Also, she was an Editorial Assistant to Conflict Resolution Quarterly.

Areas of Interest
International Management, Organizational Conflict, Workplace Conflict, Cross-cultural Communication, Cross-cultural Conflict, Culture and Conflict, Interpersonal and Intergroup Conflict in the Workplace, Multinational Corporations, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Mediation