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Yong Jin Park, Ph.D.

Degrees and background: 

Ph.D. in communications from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.
MA in communication management from Annenberg School, USC  

Personal statement: 

I investigate how social, commercial, and political institutions interface with new technology and shape properties of technological affordance. Also I am focusing on how users, at individual, social and cultural levels, help to shape communication media. This line of interest is with specific respect to Federal Communication Commission (FCC) and Federal Trade Commission (FTC) policy related to social problems. Such problems are too often associated with the lives of marginalized groups in the community.
I was honored to receive James Carey-ICA Urban Communication Grant 2012, from International Communication Association. In 2012, I also received the Top Three Faculty Paper Award, Communication Technology Division from Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) in 2012. I was previously the recipient of the Kappa Tau Award, and the Jung-Sook Lee Top Paper Award, AEJMC. My articles appear in International Journal of Communication, Communication Research, Telecommunications Policy, Javnost-the public, Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, Journal of Communication, Computers in Human Behavior, The Information Society, Government Information Quarterly, Journal of Information Policy, and others.