"I am very excited about joining the College of Business and Economics (CBE). It is my privilege to join the great team of CBE. I intend to work with the dedicated faculty and staff of the college to provide the best education experience for our students.
I believe our students’ success is the ultimate reward for all of us. I am looking forward to the new opportunities and challenges."
- Dr. Wing Fok
Dr. Wing Fok comes to the College of Business and Economics at Western Washington University from Loyola University New Orleans where he was the Director of Asia Business Studies as well as the current holder of the Henry J. Engler, Jr. Distinguished Professor in Management in the College of Business. He has been involved heavily in many international business projects funded by the Board of Regents of the State of Louisiana, as well as the U.S. Department of Education with total funding received over US $ 2 million. He served as project director for two projects funded by Louisiana State Board of Regents with funding over US $ 310,000. The first project studied the inbound technology transfer process and the second studied the economic impact of international logistics to local economies in New Orleans. He also served as an external reviewer for the Louisiana State University’s CIBER application.
Dr. Fok is a current member of the International Business Committee and a former member of the Transportation Committee of the World Trade Center of New Orleans. He is a current member of the Asian Chamber of Commerce of Louisiana and served as Chairman for three years from 2012 to 2014. He has served as executive officers of various organizations including: Vice President of the International Association of Business Forecasting and Academic Chair of National Association of Purchasing Management. He has taught in graduate as well as executive programs in multiple cities in China, Bahrain, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Trinidad/Tobago and Chile. He was a visiting professor in the International MBA program at Peking University in 1999 and 2006. He has conducted workshops for many organizations including the Strategic Petroleum Reserve of the U.S., NASA Stennis Space Center of the U.S., John Deere U.S, and Food and Drug Administration of Beijing, China. He is listed as a country expert (China) for Aperian Global consulting company.
Dr. Fok was a registered ISO 9000 Lead Auditor and has consulted in the areas of quality management, process management, project, management, and strategic management. He was the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Asia Business Studies (JABS), published by Emerald Publishing. His publications can be found in many academic journals including: Information & Management, Production Planning and Control, International Journal of Operations and Production Management, Public Personnel Management. One of his articles is included in the textbook Manufacturing Research and Technology: Global Manufacturing Practices. His research has won best paper awards from several academic conferences including Decision Science Institute, Western Decision Science Institutes and Southwest Academy of Management.