Sang-Yeon Kim

Associate Professor
 (414) 229-3917
 Johnston Hall 223


PhD, Communication, Michigan State University

Research Interests

His major research interest involves examining the process of interethnic giving (e.g., students’ community engagement) as a means of promoting natives’ attitudes toward ethnic minorities and vice versa. His current research project seeks to increase the level of comfort for initiating intercultural communication in multi-cultural communities.

Courses Taught

Commun 350: Introduction to Intercultural Communication
Commun 464: Theories and Practices of Social Influence
Commun 700: Quantitative Research in Communication
Commun 864: Communication and Social Influence

Selected Publications

Ruppel, E. K., Gross, C., Stoll, A., Peck, B., Allen, M. R., & Kim, S. (2017). Reflecting on connecting: Meta-analysis of differences between mediated and face-to-face self-disclosure. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 22, 18-34.
Kim, S., Lim, T., Song, H., Cramer, E., Ahn, S., Kim, J., England, N., Kim, H., & Kim, J. (2016, March). Healthy food and cultural holism. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 52, 49-59.
Kim, S., Allen, M. R., & Cole, A. (2016). Testing the evidence effect of the Additive Cues Model. Studies in Communication Sciences, 16, 1-7.
Allen, M. R., Kim, S., & (2016). Meta-Analysis. Berger, C., Roof, M., & (Eds.). International Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Communication, 1-6.
Graham, S., Kim, S., DeVasto, D., & Keith, W. M. (2015). Statistical genre analysis: Toward big data methodologies in technical communication. Technical Communication Quarterly, 24, 70-104.
Kim, S., & Lim, T. (2015). Communication across cultures with people from Korea. Bennett, J. M. (Ed.). The SAGE Encyclopedia of Intercultural Competence, 1, 80-84.
Holmstrom, A., & Kim, S. (2015). The mediating role of cognitive reattribution and reappraisal in the esteem support process. Communication Research, 42, 60-86.
Kim, S., Herrman, A., Song, H., Lim, T., Cramer, E., Ahn, S., Kim, J., Ota, H., Kim, H., & Kim, J. (2015, October (4th Quarter/Autumn)). Exploring cultural differences in women’s body weight perception: The impact of self-construal on perceived overweight and engagement in health activities. Health Care for Women International.
Kim, S., Ahn, S., & Lim, T. (2015, July (3rd Quarter/Summer)). Predicting alcohol misuse among college students in the U.S. and South Korea. Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse.