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Dr. Heejun Choi

Assistant Professor
Master of Science in Information Systems
Office: Hardy 114
UMHB Mail Box:UMHB Box 8023900 College St, Box 8023BeltonTX76513
Phone: (254) 295-4934(254) 295-4934
Subjects Taught: Database development, Information System Security, Analysis and design of systems, Linux OS & system programming, Computer network, Image & signal processing, etc.
Degrees Earned: Ph.D. in Computer Science - U. of Louisville; M.S. in Supply Chain Management - U. of Texas at Dallas (pursuing); M.S. in Information Technology - POSTECH; B.S. in Computer Science - Korean Air Force Academy

Dr. Heejun Choi was born in Daegu, South Korea, where he grew up and resided until high school. As his grandparents were strong Christians, he was part of the church ever since he was born. After graduating from high school, he attended the Korean Air Force Academy to become a soldier.

Upon completing his undergraduate studies at the Korean Air Force Academy, he served as a logistics officer until he retired from the Air Force in 2013. During his service, he had the opportunity to obtain M.S. and Ph.D. degrees with the support of the Korean Air Force, and he also worked in a variety of positions, such as Logistics Manager, Director (as a researcher) of a software development center, and Full-time faculty (at the Air Force Academy). Currently he is teaching Database development, Project management courses, Information systems security, and Analysis and Design of systems as an Assistant Professor at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.

With respect to his academic background, he obtained a B.S. in Computer Science from the Air Force Academy in South Korea, an M.S. in Information Technology from POSTECH in South Korea, and a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Louisville in the United States.

He currently lives in Waco with his wife, son (a senior in college), and daughter (a senior in high school). He currently attends Korean Church in Waco, where he serves as a deacon. He sincerely hopes that God will use him and his family in the future to spread God’s word around the world.

Research Interests

Recently, he pursued a Master’s degree in Supply Chain Management at the University of Texas at Dallas in order to expand the scope of his past research and development background into the business field.

Based on his recent studies, he is trying to actively conduct research on the big data analytics and network  security.