Texas Tech University

Seungjong Cho

Seungjong ChoSeungjong Cho, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Social Work. He earned his Ph.D. from Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University. He earned his BA and MSW from Yonsei University in South Korea. During his BA, he worked for two years as a social worker at Haenuri Food Market, where low-income citizens, including North Korean refugees, can afford to buy various groceries. During his MSW at Yonsei School of Social Welfare, his research focused on nonprofit management and philanthropic civic engagements. Seungjong worked at Good Neighbors International, an international humanitarian nonprofit organization, as a social worker specialized in fundraising, marketing, and strategic planning. During his Ph.D. at the Mandel School, he aimed to identify how neighborhood stressors and psychosocial resources differentially affect mental health symptoms. At Tech, he is interested in further studying interdisciplinary aspects of depressive symptoms, neighborhood stressors, mental health racial/ethnic disparities, and community-based mental health initiatives. He is one of the Faculty Ambassadors of the 2020-2021 Faculty C-Startup Program, designed by Innovation Hub at Research Park to support Texas Tech faculty interested in creating a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship.