Hyunjin Seo

Associate Professor
Docking Young Faculty Scholar
Primary office:
785-864-7612
Stauffer-Flint Hall
Room 207A
University of Kansas
1435 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 66045-7515


Summary

Hyunjin Seo (pronounced: hen-jin suh) is an associate professor and Docking Faculty Scholar in the William Allen School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of Kansas as well as founding director of the KU Center for Digital Inclusion. She is also a faculty associate at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Harvard University where she was a resident fellow from fall 2018 to summer 2019.

Her research examines how social collaborative networks, facilitated by digital communication technologies, mobilize movements to address social problems. She strives to inform organizations and policies by working closely with community members, policymakers and activists through her research. For example, she leads a National Science Foundation-funded program offering evidence-based technology education to women who were formerly incarcerated and are now restarting their lives outside the criminal justice system. Her research team has recently completed a two-year education program supporting low-income minority seniors’ digital learning about online information assessment and privacy. Seo’s research on teens’ use of social media and collective action, funded by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation and the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation, helped Kansas City reshape its youth programs to better meet area youth’s needs.

Her research has received top paper awards at leading international conferences and has been published in top-tier journals such as Journal of Communication and New Media & Society. In 2013 she was named a Docking Faculty Scholar, an award given by the University of Kansas to a faculty member who has “distinguished themselves early through exceptional research and teaching.” In January 2014, the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication named her an Emerging Scholar in recognition of my research on social media and social change. Seo received her Ph.D. in mass communications from Syracuse University in 2010 where her dissertation was awarded the all-university Doctoral Prize.

Seo teaches courses on social media, research methods and strategic campaigns. Her “excellence and innovation in teaching” earned her a Promising Professor Award from AEJMC’s Mass Communication and Society Division in 2013. Critical and analytical thinking and independent learning are at the core of her teaching, as she believes these are important tools students will require in whatever profession they pursue in an increasingly complex world. She strives to help students build reasoning abilities and spark their imagination. And her classes combine theoretical and hands-on approaches to issues by enabling students to work with real-world clients. Most of all, she is excited about the idea of potentially helping students realize their dreams.

Seo’s research and teaching are influenced by her professional experience in journalism and strategic communication in South Korea and the United States. Prior to her graduate studies in the United States, Seo was a foreign affairs correspondent for South Korean and international media outlets. During that time, she traveled extensively to cover major international events including six-party talks on North Korea’s nuclear issues and gatherings of world leaders such as the United Nations and Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit talks. She has also consulted to U.S. and Korea-based nongovernmental organizations regarding their social media strategies and relations with international press.

Education

  • M.A., Journalism, University of Missouri Columbia
  • Ph.D., Mass Communications, Syracuse University

Teaching Interests

  • Social media
  • Strategic campaigns
  • Research methods
  • Digital Media

Research Interests

  • Social media
  • Strategic Communication
  • Collective Action
  • Social Movement
  • Computational Social Science

Selected Publications

Seo, H. (2020). North Korea [Dictionary/Encyclopedia Articles]. In The SAGE international encyclopedia of mass media and society (pp. 1–4). SAGE.
Xue, H., Wang, Q., Luo, B., Seo, H., & Li, F. (2019). Content-Aware Trust Propagation Towards Online Review Spam Detection [Journal Articles]. Journal of Data and Information Quality, 11(3), 1–31. https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3305258
Seo, H., Erba, J., Altschwager, D., & Geana, M. (2019). Evidence-based digital literacy class for low-income African-American older adults [Journal Articles]. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 47(2), 130–152. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00909882.2019.1587176?journa...
Thorson, S., & Seo, H. (2019). U.S. and North Korea: A Gordian conflict [Book Chapters]. In Overcoming intractable conflicts: New approaches to constructive transformations (pp. 263–283). Rowman & Littlefield.
Ebrahim, H., & Seo, H. (2019). Visual public relations in Middle Eastern higher education: Content analysis of Twitter images [Journal Articles]. Media Watch, 10(1). https://mediawatchjournal.in/visual-public-relations-in-middle-eastern-h...
Seo, H. (2018). Internet connectivity [Dictionary/Encyclopedia Articles]. In The SAGE encyclopedia of the Internet (pp. 473–475).
Seo, H. (2018). Social change in networked information age [Book Chapters]. In Media scholarship in a transitional age (pp. 11–24). Peter Lang.
Seo, H., Erba, J., Geana, M., & Lumpkins, C. (2017). Calling Doctor Google? Technology Adoption and Health Information Seeking among Low-income African-American Older Adults [Journal Articles]. Journal of Public Interest Communications, 1(2), 153–173.
Seo, H., Harn, R.-W., & Husain, S. (2017). Facebook brand communities and social capital [Journal Articles]. Athens Journal of Mass Media and Communications, 3(1), 7–24. https://www.athensjournals.gr/media/2017-3-1-1-Seo.pdf
Seo, H., & Thorson, S. (2017). Network approach to regime type and global Internet connectedness [Journal Articles]. Journal of Global Information Technology Management, 20(3), 141–155.
Seo, H. (2017). Press Freedom Annual Report - South Korea & North Korea [Reports].
Seo, H. (2017). Press Freedom Annual Report - South Korea & North Korea [Reports].
Seo, H., & Thorson, S. (2016). A mixture model of global Internet capacity distributions [Journal Articles]. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 67(8), 2032–2044. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/asi.23523/full
Seo, H., & Thorson, S. (2016). Empathy in public diplomacy: Strategic academic engagement with North Korea [Book Chapters]. In J. Pamment (Ed.), Intersections between public diplomacy & international development: Case studies in converging fields.
Seo, H., Harn, R.-W., Ebrahim, H., & Aldana, J. (2016). International students’ social media use and social adjustment [Journal Articles]. First Monday, 21(11). http://firstmonday.org/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/6880/5646
Seo, H. (2016). Press Freedom Annual Report - South Korea & North Korea [Reports]. In Freedom of the Press 2016.
Seo, H., & Ebrahim, H. (2016). Visual propaganda on Facebook: A comparative analysis of Syrian conflicts [Journal Articles]. Media, War & Conflict, 9(3). http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1750635216661648
Seo, H., & Thorson, S. (2015). Network approach to Internet bandwidth [Journal Articles]. Computational Social Networks, 2(11), 1–11.
Thorson, S. J., & Seo, H. (2014). Building partners through academic science [Journal Articles]. Asian Perspective, 38(1), 137–161.
Seo, H., Houston, J. B., Knight, L. A. T., Kennedy, E., & Inglish, A. B. (2014). Teens’ social media use and collective action [Journal Articles]. New Media & Society, 16(6), 883–902. https://doi.org/10.1177/1461444813495162
Seo, H. (2014). Visual propaganda in the age of social media: Twitter images during 2012 Israeli-Hamas conflict [Journal Articles]. Visual Communication Quarterly, 21(3), 150–161.
Thorson, S., & Seo, H. (2013). From adversaries to partners: Academic science engagement with North Korea [Journal Articles]. Global Asia, 8(2), 43–47.
Seo, H. (2013). Online social relations and country reputation [Journal Articles]. International Journal of Communication, 7, 1–20.
Seo, H. (2013). The ‘virtual last three feet’: Understanding relationship perspectives in network-based public diplomacy [Book Chapters]. In R. S. Zaharna, A. Arsenault, & A. Fisher (Eds.), Relational, Networked, and Collaborative Approaches to Public Diplomacy: The Connective Mindshift (pp. 157–169). Routledge.
Seo, H., & Kinsey, D. F. (2013). Three Korean perspectives on U.S. internet public diplomacy [Journal Articles]. Public Relations Review, 39(5), 594–596.
Houston, J. B., Seo, H., Kennedy, E., & Knight, L. A. T. (2013). Urban youth’s perspectives on flash mobs [Journal Articles]. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 41(3), 236–252.
Shoemaker, P., Cohen, A., Seo, H., & Wang, X. (2012). Foreign and international news [Book Chapters]. In F. Esser & T. Hanitzsch (Eds.), Handbook of comparative communication (pp. 341–351). ICA/Routledge.
Seo, H., & Kinsey, D. (2012). Meaning of democracy around the world: A thematic and structural analysis of videos defining democracy [Journal Articles]. Visual Communication Quarterly, 19(2), 94–107.
Seo, H., & Thorson, S. (2012). Networks of networks: Changing patterns in country bandwidth and centrality in global information infrastructure, 2002-2010 [Journal Articles]. Journal of Communication, 62(2), 345–358.
Seo, H. (2011). Media and foreign policy: A comparative study of journalists’ perceptions of press-government relations [Journal Articles]. Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism, 12(4), 467–482.
Seo, H., & Thorson, S. (2010). Evaluating social networks in public diplomacy [Book Chapters]. In C. G. Reddick (Ed.), Politics, Democracy and E-government: Participation and Service Delivery (pp. 243–259). IGI Global Publishing.
Shoemaker, P., Johnson, P., Seo, H., & Wang, X. (2010). Popular online news in Russia, China, and the United States [Book Chapters]. In E. Vartanova (Ed.), Content, channels and audiences in the new millennium: Interaction and interrelations (pp. 73–103). Lomonosov Moscow State University.
Shoemaker, P., Johnson, P., Seo, H., & Wang, X. (2010). Readers as gatekeepers of online news: Brazil, China, and the United States [Journal Articles]. Brazilian Journalism Research, 6(1), 55–77.
Seo, H., & Lim, J. (2010). Source credibility and use during the six-party talks [Journal Articles]. Asian Journal of Communication, 20(4), 440–455.
Seo, H., & Thorson, S. (2009). Academic science engagement with North Korea [Journal Articles]. The Korea Economic Institute (KEI) Academic Paper Series on Korea, 4(4), 1–10.
Lim, J., & Seo, H. (2009). Frame flow between government and the news media and its effects on the public: Framing of North Korea [Journal Articles]. International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 21(2), 204–223.
Seo, H., Kim, J., & Yang, S.-U. (2009). Global activism and new media: A study of transnational NGOs’ online public relations [Journal Articles]. Public Relations Review, 35(2), 123–126.
Seo, H. (2009). International media coverage of North Korea: Study of journalists and news reports on the six-party nuclear talks [Journal Articles]. Asian Journal of Communication, 19(1), 1–17.
Seo, H. (accepted/in press). Press freedom in South Korea [Book Chapters]. In Press freedom in Asia (pp. 114–128). Routledge.

Selected Presentations

Seo, H. (1/1/2019 - 1/31/2019). Collective action in digital age: A multilevel approach. Paper presented to the Digital and Social Media Division at the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS). Maui, Hawaii
Seo, H. (11/9/2018 - 11/9/2018). Technology for formerly incarcerated women: Broadening participation through innovation. Institute of Policy and Social Research. Lawrence, KS
Seo, H., Vu, H. T., Aromona, S., Liu, Y., & Shayesteh, F. (8/31/2018). Hashtag feminism around the world: A comparative analysis of #MeToo tweets. Paper presented to the Commission on the Status of Women Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Washington, D.C
Vu, H. T., Hung, D. T., Seo, H., & Liu, Y. (8/31/2018). Who leads the conversation on climate change?: A study of the global network of NGOs on Twitter. Paper presented to the Commission Technology Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Washington, D.C
Seo, H., & Vu, H. (5/1/2018 - 5/31/2018). Social media and global activism: A survey of transnational nonprofits. Paper presented to the Activism, Communication, and Social Justice Interest Group, International Communication Conference. Prague, Czech Republic
Seo, H. (4/12/2018). Academic science engagement with North Korea. Global Studies Symposium. Lawrence, KS
Seo, H., & Thorson, S. (1/31/2018). Press freedom homophily and the tie structure of the global Internet. Paper presented to the Digital and Social Media Division at the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS). Big Island, Hawaii
Seo, H. (11/14/2017 - 11/14/2017). Has Our Democracy Been Hacked? Russian Interference, Cybersecurity, Micro-Targeting & the 2016 Election. The Center for Global & Internatioinal Studies Global Headlines Series. Kansas Union
Seo, H. (11/9/2017). Scholar Panel: Interdisciplinary Perspective. Misinformation in the Social Media Age: A Research and Practice Workshop. Lawrence, KS
Seo, H. (11/10/2017). Social Media Panel. High Performance Marketing Boot Camps. Overland Park, KS
Seo, H. (10/11/2017). Social Media Awareness Talk. Alpha Delta Pi Tau Chapter. Kansas Union
Seo, H. (10/12/2017). Social Media Marketing for Nonprofits. Social Media Marketing Series. Lawrence Public Library, Lawrence, KS
Vu, H., & Seo, H. (8/1/2017 - 8/31/2017). #WhyIMarch: Protest Frames and Feminism Discourse on Women’s March Facebook Pages. Paper presented to the Commission on the Status of Women Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Chicago, IL
Seo, H., Erba, J., Geana, M., & Lumpkins, C. (8/1/2017 - 8/31/2017). Calling Doctor Google? Technology Adoption and Health Information Seeking among Low-income African-American Older Adults. Paper presented to the Minorities and Communication Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Chicago, IL
Seo, H., & Beckage, N. (7/1/2017 - 7/31/2017). Social Media and Ethnic/Racial Inclusion: Topic Modeling and Multiplex Network Analysis Approach. Paper presented to the International Conference on Computational Social Science. Cologne, Germany
Seo, H., & Thorson, S. (7/1/2017 - 7/31/2017). The Internet and Press Freedom Homophily. International Conference on Computational Social Science. Cologne, Germany
Seo, H., Li, F., & Sterbenz, J. (5/1/2017 - 5/31/2017). Multilevel Analysis of Networked Movements in Digital Age. Paper presented to the Communication Technology Division, International Communication Association. San Diego
Seo, H. (3/1/2017 - 3/1/2017). Perspectives: Activism, Protest & Change. Lawrence Public Library, Lawrence, KS
Seo, H., Pluretti, R., & Li, F. (8/1/2016 - 8/31/2016). Perceptions of online reviews: Motivation, sidedness, and reviewer information. Paper presented to the Communication Technology Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Minneapolis, MN
Seo, H., Harn, R., Ebrahim, H., & Aldana, J. (6/1/2016 - 6/30/2016). Roles of social media in social support and adjustment: A study of international students in the United States. Paper presented to the Communication Technology Division, International Communication Association. Fukuoka, Japan
Xue, H., Li, F., Seo, H., & Pluretti, R. (8/20/2015 - 8/22/2015). Trust-aware review spam detection. Paper presented to the 14th IEEE International Conference on Trust, Security and Privacy in Computing and Communications (IEEE TrustCom-15). Helsinki, Finland
Ebrahim, H., & Seo, H. (8/6/2015 - 8/9/2015). Twitter images in Middle Eastern higher education: A visual content analysis approach. Paper presented to the Visual Communication Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. San Francisco, CA
Seo, H., Li, F., Lim, J., Pluretti, R., Xue, H., & Vekapu, S. (8/6/2015 - 8/9/2015). User ratings of Yelp reviews: A big data analysis approach. Paper presented to the Communication Technology Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. San Francisco, CA
Seo, H., & Thorson, S. (5/1/2015 - 5/31/2015). A mixture model of global Internet capacity distributions. Paper presented to the Communication and Technology Division, International Communication Association. San Juan, Puerto Rico
Seo, H., Harn, R., & Husain, S. (5/11/2015 - 5/14/2015). Facebook brand communities: Implications for dialogic communication and civic engagement. Paper presented to the International Conference on Communication and Mass Media. Athens, Greece
Seo, H., Li, F., Pluretti, R., Lim, J., Xue, H., & Vekapu, S. (5/1/2015 - 5/31/2015). Perceived usefulness of online reviews: Effects of review characteristics and reviewer attributes. Paper presented to the Information Systems Division, International Communication Association. San Juan, Puerto Rico
Seo, H., & Ebrahim, H. (5/1/2015 - 5/31/2015). Social media and visual propaganda: A comparative analysis of Facebook images during Syrian conflicts. Paper presented to the Visual Communication Division, International Communication Association. San Juan, Puerto Rico
Ebrahim, H., & Seo, H. (3/1/2015 - 3/31/2015). Visual framing of democracy by Middle Eastern universities: A content analysis of Twitter images in higher education public relations. Paper presented to the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Midwinter Conference. Norman, OK
Seo, H., & Thorson, S. (2/1/2015 - 2/28/2015). Empathy in public diplomacy: U.S. academic science engagement with North Korea. Center on Public Diplomacy Conference on Public Diplomacy and International Development. Los Angeles, CA
Seo, H., & Thorson, S. (12/1/2014 - 12/31/2014). Global Internet connectedness 2002-2011. Paper presented to the International Conference on Combinatorial Optimization and Applications. Maui, Hawaii
Seo, H. (11/1/2014 - 11/30/2014). Social media and visual propaganda. CERN Workshop on Emerging Trends in the Social Media Domain. Singapore
Seo, H. (8/1/2014 - 8/31/2014). Role of visuals in the Syrian conflict: Toward a theoretical model of visual propaganda in the social media age. Paper presented to Emerging Scholar Session, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Montreal, Canada
Seo, H., & Thorson, S. J. (5/1/2014 - 5/31/2014). Mind the gap: Network analysis and computational approaches to the global digital divide. Paper presented to the Communication and Technology Division, International Communication Association. Seattle, WA
Seo, H., Ghafour, G., & Harn, R. (5/1/2014 - 5/31/2014). Political cartoons in social media age: Visual narratives and framing of Syrian revolution on Facebook. Paper presented to the Visual Communication Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Seattle, WA
Seo, H. (3/1/2014 - 3/31/2014). Academic Science Engagement with DPRK. INDepth Conference. Toronto, Canada
Seo, H. (8/1/2013 - 8/31/2013). Visual propaganda in the age of social media: Twitter images during 2012 Israeli-Hamas conflict. Paper presented to the Visual Communication Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Washington, D.C
Seo, H., & Thorson, S. J. (5/1/2013 - 5/31/2013). Persistent inequalities and heavy tails in international Internet connections: 2002-2011. Paper presented to the Communication and Technology Division, International Communication Association. London
Seo, H., Houston, J. B., Knight, L. A. T., Kennedy, E. J., & Inglish, A. B. (8/31/2012). Why kids become mobs? An empirical analysis of youth flash mobs and social media. Paper presented to the Mass Communication & Society Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
Seo, H. (8/31/2011). Country reputation in the age of networks: An empirical analysis of online social relations and information use. Paper presented to the Communication Technology Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. St. Louis, MO
Seo, H., & Kinsey, D. (8/31/2011). Meaning of democracy around the world: A thematic and structural analysis of videos defining democracy. Paper presented to the Visual Communication Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. St. Louis, MO
Seo, H., & Kinsey, D. (6/30/2011). "Putting the Public Back" in Public Diplomacy: An Evaluation of Democracy Video Challenge Project. Paper presented to the U.S. Department of State Fourth Annual Evaluation Conference. Washington, D.C
Seo, H., & Kinsey, D. (5/31/2011). Identifying public perspectives of relationships with applications to public diplomacy. Paper presented to the Public Relations Division, International Communication Association. Boston, MA
Seo, H. (3/31/2011). Global Engagement for the 21st Century: American Public Diplomacy. Panelist, Association of Public Diplomacy Scholars, Syracuse University
Shoemaker, P., Johnson, P., Seo, H., & Wang, X. (10/31/2010). The popularity of online news: Gatekeeping by readers in four countries. Paper presented at Convergence and Society: Science, Health, and New Dimensions of Communication, University of South Carolina
Seo, H. (11/30/2009). Relationship management in networked public diplomacy. Paper presented to the Public Relations Division, National Communication Association. Chicago, IL
Seo, H., & Thorson, S. (9/30/2009). Networked publics in international affairs: An empirical analysis. American Political Science Association. Toronto, ON, Canada
Seo, H., & Thorson, S. (8/31/2009). Evaluating social networking in public diplomacy. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Boston, MA
Seo, H. (8/31/2009). Media coverage of hostage taking: Source credibility and source use during Afghan hostage case. Paper presented to the International Communication Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Boston, MA
Seo, H. (8/31/2009). Negotiating with the Hermit Kingdom: A cultural perspective on North Korean nuclear talks. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Boston, MA
Seo, H. (5/31/2009). How the Internet changes public diplomacy: A case study of online community run by U.S. Embassy in South Korea. International Communication Association. Chicago, IL
Seo, H., Johnson, P., & Stein, J. (5/31/2009). Media framing of "axis-of-evil" leaders: A study on the effects of news framing on audiences' evaluations of foreign leaders. Paper presented to the Mass Communication Division, International Communication Association. Chicago, IL
Chock, M., Shoemaker, P., Seo, H., Johnson, P., Zhang, D., & Barthel, M. (5/31/2009). The effects of structural and content complexity on processing news. International Communication Association. Chicago, IL
Seo, H., & Kim, J. (8/31/2008). How new media influence global activism: A study of transnational NGOs’ online public relations. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Chicago, IL
Seo, H., & Lim, J. (5/31/2008). Journalists' perceptions of source credibility and the media's source use. Paper presented to the Journalism Studies Division, International Communication Association. Montreal, QC, Canada
Seo, H. (5/31/2008). What influences media coverage of North Korea? A study of journalists and news reports on the six-nation nuclear talks. Paper presented to the Mass Communication Division, International Communication Association. Montreal, QC, Canada
Shoemaker, P., Wang, X., Seo, H., & Johnson, P. (5/31/2008). What shapes the US image in the world? Deviance, personal experience, mass media. Paper presented to the Political Communication Division, International Communication Association. Montreal, QC, Canada
Seo, H. (3/31/2008). A study of the press-government relationship during multilateral talks. Paper presented to the International Communication Division. San Francisco, CA
Seo, H. (8/31/2007). Perceptions of North Korea and its leader: A comparative study of South Korean and western journalists. Paper presented to the International Communication Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. Washington, D.C
Seo, H., & Lim, J. (5/31/2007). The second-level agenda-setting effects between president and the news media: A longitudinal analysis of attributes of North Korea. Paper presented to the Political Communication Division, International Communication Association Conference. San Francisco, CA

Selected Grants

Social Media and Social Change: A Multilevel Approach. Waterhouse Family Institute. $9000.00. (8/1/2017 - 8/31/2019). Not-for-Profit (not Foundation). Status: Funded
Research fellow. Harvard University, Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. (1/1/2018 - 12/31/2019). Other. Status: Funded
Transforming Social Media Curriculum: Data Hub for Evidence-based Teaching. KU Center for Teaching Excellence. $17000.00. (1/1/2018 - 12/31/2019). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Datasmart Lawrence. Online News Association. $33528.00. (1/1/2017 - 12/31/2018). Foundation. Status: Funded
Digital Media, Social Support and Social Adjustment: A Community Engagement Approach to U.S. Immigrants' Digital Literacy. $5000.00. (1/1/2017 - 12/31/2018). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Effects of Digital Literacy on Immigrants' and Refugees' Integration to New Communities in the U.S. KU Center for Migration Research. $4931.60. (1/1/2017 - 12/31/2018). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Establishing Social-Computational Collaboration Toward Credible Social Media. 2995000-958-INS0073037. KU Research Investment Council (Strategic Initiative Grant Level I). $206305.48. Submitted 1/1/2014 (1/1/2014 - 12/31/2018). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Resilient Network Infrastructure to Mitigate and Support Social Change. Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence. $7959.00. (1/1/2018 - 12/31/2018). Not-for-Profit (not Foundation). Status: Funded
International Travel Fund. $1000.00. (1/1/2017 - 12/31/2017). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Toward a Theoretical Model of Visual Propaganda in the Social Media Age. NFP0071961. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. $2500.00. (1/1/2014 - 12/31/2016). Not-for-Profit (not Foundation). Status: Funded
Service Learning Mini Grant Award. KU Center for Civic & Social Responsibility. $500.00. Submitted 12/1/2014 (1/1/2015 - 5/31/2015). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
KU Entrepreneurship Programs. $1500.00. (9/1/2013 - 5/31/2014). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
U.S.-DPRK Academic Science Engagement. Pacific Century Institute. $20000.00. Submitted 1/1/2014 (1/1/2014 - 12/31/2014). Not-for-Profit (not Foundation). Status: Funded
U.S.-DPRK Academic Science Engagement. The Henry Luce Foundation. $25000.00. Submitted 1/1/2014 (1/1/2014 - 12/31/2014). Foundation. Status: Funded
How to Teach Social Media. KU Center for Teaching Excellence. $1000.00. Submitted 1/1/2012 (1/1/2012 - 12/31/2013). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
International Travel Fund. $1000.00. Submitted 1/1/2013 (1/1/2013 - 12/31/2013). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Measuring Science Reputation and Non-Market Benefits of S&T Investments. $7680.00. Submitted 1/1/2012 (1/1/2012 - 12/31/2013). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Persistent inequalities and heavy tails in international Internet connections: 2002-2011. KU International Programs. $1000.00. (12/31/2013). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Country Reputation Measure for a Globally Networked Society. KU International Programs. $850.00. Submitted 1/1/2012 (1/1/2012 - 12/31/2012). University (KU or KUMC). Status: Funded
Kansas City Teen Project. Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. $150000.00. (1/1/2011 - 12/31/2012). Foundation. Status: Funded
Kansas City Teen Project. Greater Kansas City Community Foundation. $50000.00. (1/1/2011 - 12/31/2012). Foundation. Status: Funded
LarryvilleKU: Web and Mobile Application of OpenBlock to The Kansan. Knight Foundation; Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. $8000.00. (1/1/2011 - 12/31/2012). Foundation. Status: Funded
Technology Education for Women in Transition: Broadening Participation through Innovations. National Science Foundation. $1404022.00. Submitted 11/1/2018 (8/1/2019). Federal. Status: Funded

Selected Awards & Honors

Honors

  • 2012 Knight Foundation Bridge Grant
  • 2011 Top Three Faculty Paper Award, Visual Communication, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  • 2011 All-University Doctoral Prize for Best Dissertation, Syracuse University
  • 2008 Top Paper Award, Mass Communication Division, International Communication Association
  • 2007 First Place at Markham Student Paper Competition, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication

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