Chiako Hung

ChiaKo Hung

Associate Professor

Saunders 405

(808) 956-7060



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 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


  • PUBA 603: Organizations: Theory & Change
  • PUBA 608: Public Budgeting
  • PUBA 630: Nonprofit Management
  • PUBA 690: MPA Practicum


Nonprofit financial management, social entrepreneurship, philanthropy, fundraising management, collaborative governance, and social impact.


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 leading journals such as Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, VOLUNTAS, Public Performance & Management Review, Nonprofit Management and Leadership, and the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory.