Congratulations to our newest member of the board of directors, Tae Wan Kim, associate professor at Carnegie-Mellon University. Tae Wan joined the Society in 2007, during his PhD program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. He was one of our Emerging Scholars in 2010, and has presented his work at our annual meetings every year since then, further participating on three panels, co-organizing a workshop (2015), and co-chairing a panel (2020). Additionally, he has served on the editorial board of Business Ethics Quarterly since 2017, and was one of our Emerging Scholars mentors last year.
Tae Wan holds the Xerox Junior Faculty Chair at C.M.U. His research is centred around three primary interests: cross-cultural business ethics, in the context of which he has spoken and published extensively on Confucian ethics; artificial intelligence ethics, especially in regard to machine learning; and cross-cultural AI ethics, with a paper published on a Confucian approach to robot ethics, due to come out in the University of Pennsylvania Asian Law Review. Ultimately, one of his goals—broadly speaking—is to develop the intersection point between business ethics and technology ethics. It is especially noteworthy that Tae Wan has won the BEQ Best Article Award not once—but twice—at our annual meetings in 2015 and 2017, the only person to have ever done so.
Along with his wife, Eun Jung (Joanne), Tae Wan is the father of two—daughter Hyunsoo (meaning “Still Waters,” age 11) and son Yoonsoo (meaning “Rivers of Justice,” age 9), and loves singing songs with them. He also enjoys playing with his dog, Max, and cycling on the streets of Pittsburgh and in the countryside around it.