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Helen Chung

Helen Chung

Assistant Professor of Management

Email: helenchung@spu.edu
Phone: 206-281-2960
Office: McKenna Hall 201


Education: BA, Kalamazoo College, 1995; MTS, Harvard Divinity School, 1998; MA, Seattle Pacific University, 2015; PhD, Seattle Pacific University, 2018. At SPU since 2018.

Dr. Helen Chung teaches in the School of Business, Government, and Economics as Instructor of Management. Her undergraduate and graduate courses include Leadership, Business as Community of Work, Performance Management, and Human Resource Management. Helen completed her PhD from Seattle Pacific University in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and her dissertation explored the concept of time in leader storytelling. Her scholarly interests include leadership, coaching for leadership development, the role of narrative in organizational life, and spirituality and faith in work.

In addition to teaching, Helen, along with her husband, Howard, consult with and coach clients who seek to build their leadership capacity and effectiveness. Mukilteo is home to Helen, Howard, their three sons, and their mini labradoodle. Some of Helen’s favorite activities include traveling, hiking, writing, enjoying conversations around the coffee table, and poetry.


Why I Teach at SPU

Helen Chung, Assistant Professor of Management

As a teacher-scholar and leadership coach, I am called to create a sense of home in the classroom, where students of all ages, backgrounds, and experiences come together to learn from each other. For me, teaching is a dynamic intersection of intellectual curiosity, personal vulnerability, and discovery. Learning in community is the heart of SPU.