ChiaKo Hung, Faculty, Public Administration Program, UH Mānoa

ChiaKo Hung

Assistant Professor
Office: Saunders 405
Telephone: 1 (808) 956-7060
Nonprofit Finance, Social Entrepreneurship

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My journey in the field of nonprofit management began in the early 2000s when I was an undergraduate majoring in cooperative economics in Taiwan. After earning a master’s degree in economic development and serving one year of mandatory military service, my first full-time job was at a technology company. However, spending a couple of years in the technology industry made me realize that I needed a career change to pursue my passion: nonprofit finance. In 2014, I joined Arizona State University and returned my focus to nonprofit management. ASU afforded me a great opportunity to develop my research and teaching skills. I am excited to join the University of Hawaiʻi. I aspire to become a thought leader in the field of nonprofit and public management and to work closely with future leaders in these fields, in Hawaiʻi, the mainland, and the Asia-Pacific region.


  • PhD, Arizona State University, 2019
  • MPA, Arizona State University, 2019
  • MA, National Chengchi University, Taiwan, 2009
  • BBA, National Taipei University, Taiwan, 2007


  • PUBA 630: Nonprofit Management
  • PUBA 608: Public Budgeting
  • PUBA 690: MPA Practicum
  • PUBA 602: Introduction to Public Administration


I am currently interested in nonprofit finance, in particular in understanding revenue interactions, revenue diversification, fundraising, overhead costs and commercialization. My research has been featured in Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, VOLUNTAS, Public Performance & Management Review, Nonprofit Management and Leadership, and CSR and Environmental Management.