CV

S. Mo Jang                                             

 mo7788@gmail.com updated on August 2014            CV S. Mo Jang [PDF]

Education/Employment Position

  • 2008 ~ 2014:  PhD Communication Studies, University of Michigan Ann Arbor        Dissertation title:  A Click Away:  News Choice on the Internet (Chair: W. Russ  Neuman)
  • 2004:  BA with honors, Magna Cum Laude, Communication, Seoul National University, South Korea

Research Interests

  • Digital media and public opinion/attention
  • Social media and journalism – Big Data
  • Science/Political communication
  • Media effects and media psychology.

Top Paper Awards

  • 2014:  ICA Top Faculty Paper Award from the Political Communication Division
  • 2013:  ICA Top Student Paper Award from the Mass Communication Division
  • 2012:  ICA Top Student Paper Award from the Mass Communication Division
  • 2011:  AEJMC Moeller Research Competition Paper Award (First Place) from the Mass Communication & Society Division

Teaching Award

  • 2013:  The Macdonald Graduate Student Instructor Award:  Annually awarded to an instructor who received the best teaching evaluations in the department

Publications

  1. Pasek, J., Jang, S. M., Cobb, C., DiSogra, C., & Dennis, J. M. (in press). Can marketing data aid survey research? Examining accuracy and completeness in consumer file data. Public Opinion Quarterly. [SSCI]
  2. Jang, S. M. (2014).  Challenges to selective exposure:  Examining selective seeking and avoidance in a multitasking media environment. Mass Communication & Society, 17(5), 665-688; doi: 10.1080/15205436.2013.835425 [see abstract] [see author-version paper] [SSCI]
  3. Jang, S. M., Lee. H., & Park, Y. J. (2014).  The more friends, the less political talks?  Predictors of Facebook discussion among college students.  Cyberpsycology, Behavior, and Social Networking. 17(5), 271-275; doi: 10.1089/cyber.2013.0477 [see abstract] [see author-version paper] — lead article [SSCI]
  4. Jang, S. M. & Lee, H. (2014).  When pop music meets a political issue: Examining how “Born This Way” influences attitudes toward gays and gay rights policies.  Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, 58(1), 114-130; doi: 10.1080/08838151.2013.875023  [see abstract][see author-version paper] [SSCI]
  5. Jang, S. M. (2014).  Seeking congruency or incongruency online? Examining selective exposure to four controversial science issues.  Science Communication, 36(2), 143-167; doi: 10.1177/1075547013502733 [see abstract] [see author-version paper] — lead article [SSCI]
  6. Neuman, W.R., Guggenheim, L., Jang, S. M., & Bae, S. (2014). The dynamics of public attention. Agenda Setting Theory meets Big Data. Journal of Communication, 64(2), 193-214; doi: 10.1111/jcom.12088 [see abstract] — lead article [SSCI]
  7. Park, Y. J. & Jang, S. M. (2014).  Understanding privacy knowledge and skill in mobile communication . Computers in Human Behavior. 38, 296-303. [SSCI] [see abstract]
  8. Jang, S. M. (2013).  Framing responsibility in climate change discourse:  Ethnocentric attribution, perceived causes, and policy attitudes.  Journal of Environmental Psychology, 36. 27-36. doi: 10.1016/j.jenvp.2013.07.003 [see abstract][see author-version paper] – 5yr Impact Factor: 4.29 (19 of 126 psychology) — lead article [SSCI]
  9. Jang, S. M., & Park, Y. J. (2013).  The citizen as issue specialist:  Issue publics in a changing media environment. Future Internet. 5(4), 568-579; doi:10.3390/fi5040568  [see article]
  10. Jang, S. M. & Park, Y. J. (2012).  The Internet, selective learning, and the rise of issue specialists.  First Monday, 17(5). [see article]

Manuscripts Under Review

  • Guggenheim, L., Jang, S. M., Bae, S.Y., & Neuman, W.R. (accepted pending minor revision). Area: Framing, big data, gun control
  • Jang, S. M., & Pasek, J. (under review). Area: big data, information volume, agenda setting
  • Jang, S. M., & Oh, Y. W. (under review). Area: selective consumption, election news
  • Jang, S. M., & Hart, P. S. (under review). Area: climate change, framing, Twitter
  • Park, Y.J., & Jang, S. M. (under review). Area: mobile communication, privacy

Conference Presentations

  • ICA:  2012(1), 2013(2), 2014(1)
  • AEJMC:  2011(1), 2012(1), 2013(1), 2014(1)
  • NCA: 2013(1), 2014(1)
  • APSA: 2012(1), 2013(1), 2014(1)
  • AAPOR: 2012(2)
  • WAPOR: 2011(1)

Journalist Experiences

2004~2006:  Television Journalist in Seoul Broadcasting System

  • Produced more than 200 television news reports that were aired throughout the nation, South Korea.  (Production includes interviews, writing reports, editing news clips, recording voices/appearances).
  • Worked as a program director of sports news show.
  • Made various appearances on TV news shows and talkradio as a journalist panel.

Teaching Experiences

Course Instructor, University of South Carolina:

  • Public Opinion and Persuasion (JOUR 542) (25 students 3hrs/week)

Course Instructor, University of Michigan:

  • Managing the Information Environment (COMM 111) (45 students 4.5hrs/week)

Graduate Student Instructor, University of Michigan:

  • Media Effects and Processes (COMM 102) (75 students 3hrs/week).
  • Research Methods (COMM 211) (40 students 4hrs/week)
  • Visual Culture and Literacy – Upper Level Writing Course (COMM365) (39 students 2hrs/week)
  • Media and Individuals – Upper Level Writing Course (COMM381) (40 students 2hrs/week)

Advising Undergraduates’ Research, University of Michigan:

  • Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program - involved undergraduate students in a research project and creating research partnerships with first and second year students.

Fellowships and Grants

Conference

  • 2013:  ICA Paper Award ($500)
  • 2012:  ICA Paper Award ($500)
  • 2012:  ICA Travel Grant ($700)
  • 2011:  AEJMC Moeller Competition ($200)

University of Michigan, Rackham Graduate School

  • 2011~12:  Rackham Graduate Student Research Grant ($4,400 total)
  • 2012:  Research Grant w/ Dr. Pasek ($9,000 total)
  • 2011~13:  Rackham Travel Grant ($2,400 total)

University of Michigan, Department of Communication Studies

  • 2008~2014:  Teaching Assistantship (9 terms: $85,000 total)
  • 2008~2014:  Research Fellowship (2 terms: $17,000 total)
  • 2009~2011:  Summer Research Grant ($13,000 total)
  • 2011~2014:  Travel Grant ($6,200 total)

Seoul National University, Department of Communication

  • Merit Scholarship for Top1 GPA Student (1 term: 2/3 tuition waived)
  • Merit Scholarship for Top10 GPA Student (6 terms: 1/3 tuition waived)

Professional Services

  • KACA student representative (elected: 2013 ~ present)
  • Ad hoc journal paper reviewer – Science Communication, Political Behavior, Canadian Journal of Behavioral Science, Telematics and Informatics
  • Conference reviewer – ICA
  • Community service – Media engineering director at KCOAA (local church: 2012 ~ 2014)

Professional Memberships

  • International Communication Association (ICA)
  • National Communication Association (NCA)
  • Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)
  • Korean American Communication Association (KACA)

 

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