Soo-Young Kwon (STH ’95)

in Alumni/ae Profiles
October 2nd, 2013

Soo-Young Kwon (STH ’95) is Professor of Pastoral Theology at United Graduate School of Theology, Yonsei University, Korea. Dr. Kwon is also director of Yonsei University Center for Counseling and Coaching Services. He initiated the very first academic training program of Coaching (Clergy/Pastoral Coaching, Business Executive Coaching, and Study/Life Coaching programs) in Korea in 2007. The Center has over 400 counselors/coaches-in-training and has offered approximately 15,000 sessions annually. Dr. Kwon was a recipient of the Best Researcher Award in Humanities (2007) and Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching three times at Yonsei University. He is the author of more than 10 books on Pastoral Theology and Counseling, Spirituality and Coaching. Kwon holds a BA in Theology from Yonsei University, an M.Div. from Boston University, and Th.M. from Harvard University. He earned his Ph.D. in Religion & Psychology from GTU, Berkeley.