Chiako Hung

ChiaKo Hung

Assistant 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
  • BBA, National Taipei University, Taiwan, 2007


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


Nonprofit finance and social entrepreneurship.


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 QuarterlyVOLUNTASPublic Performance & Management ReviewNonprofit Management and Leadership, and CSR and Environmental Management.