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

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., & Lim, T. (2015). Communication across cultures with people from Korea. Bennett, J. M. (Ed.). The SAGE Encyclopedia of Intercultural Competence, 1, 80-84.
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.
Holmstrom, A., & Kim, S. (2015). The mediating role of cognitive reattribution and reappraisal in the esteem support process. Communication Research, 42, 60-86.
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., 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., Allen, M. R., Preiss, R. G., & Peterson, B. (2014, November). Meta-Analysis of Counterattudinal Advocacy Data: Evidence for an Additive Cues Model. Communication Quarterly, 62(5), 607-620.
Kim, S., Levine, T. R., & Allen, M. R. (2014, November). The intertwined model of reactance for resistance and persuasive boomerang. Communication Research, 41, 1-21.
Harris, L. J., & Kim, S. (2014). “True” Americans and “violent” immigrants: Making sense of wife murder during the nineteenth-century United States. Immigrants & Minorities: Historical Studies in Ethnicity, Migration, and Diaspora, 33, 66-91.