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Yoonmo Sang

Degrees and background: 

Yoonmo Sang holds a Ph.D. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin; an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee; an M.A. in Journalism History/Journalism Policy & Law from Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea; and a B.A. in Law from Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea. He joined the faculty of Howard University in January 2016 as an assistant professor in the Department of Strategic, Legal and Management Communication at the Cathy Hughes School of Communications. Before joining the faculty of Howard, he worked for Shinhan Bank in South Korea, the Technology and Information Policy Institute at the University of Texas at Austin, and the American Library Association’s Office for Information Technology Policy in Washington, D.C.

Personal statement: 

Sang's main research interest focuses on the question of how various stakeholders are advantaged and disadvantaged by new socio-technological developments. Based on this overarching research question, he has developed three substantive areas of inquiry that include but are not limited to: 1) socio-legal implications of both emerging and traditional media, 2) civic and community engagement through social and emerging media, and 3) individuals’ attitudes and behavioral intentions regarding new media technologies. His studies have been published in a wide range of peer-reviewed journals that include the International Journal of Communication, Computers in Human Behavior, Journal of Medical Systems, Telematics and Informatics, American Behavioral Scientist, Journal of Media Law and Ethics, and Communication Law and Policy, among others. He is a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Media Law, Ethics, and Policy (Korean Journal) and Social Media + Society. He joined Howard Media Group believing that engaged scholarship in media law and policy is greatly needed as part of collaborating with a range of organizations that share the same goal of bringing positive changes to society through meaningful policy conversations.