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Honors and Awards

  • Fund for Faculty Excellence Award, University of Oregon, November 20, 2020 
  • Jaewon Lee Distinguished Service Award, Inaugural Recipient, Korean American Communication Association, August 8, 2020.
  • Top Poster Award, Political Communication Division, International Communication Association (ICA), Prague, Czech, 2018; * Top Paper Presented for Political Communication Division’s Poster Session.
  • Faculty Teaching Excellence Award Nominee, 2016-2017, College of Communication and Information, University of Kentucky
  • Top Poster Award, Journalism Studies Division, International Communication Association (ICA), Fukuoka, Japan, 2016; * Top Paper Presented for Journalism Studies Division’s Poster Session.
  • Certificate of Appreciation: Vice President of Korean American Communication Association, Korean American Communication Association, 2015
  • Top Reviewer Recognition, Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, 2015
  • Top Faculty Paper Award, Civic and Citizen Journalism Interest Group, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), Washington D.C., 2013
  • Wethington Research Award. University of Kentucky, Spring 2013
  • Presidential Citation for Outstanding Service & Dedication, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, 2012
  • University of Kentucky Provost’s Outstanding Teaching Award, 2011

Grants and Fellowships

  • USDA Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
  • The National Science Foundation
  • J-Lab: The Institute for Interactive Journalism, The Knight Foundation
  • Fellow, Academic Leadership Academy
  • Fellow, Agora Journalism Center