Faculty & Staff

Hyun Jee OH

Assistant Professor

(PhD Missouri)

Research Interests

Crisis Management, Health Promotion and Communication

Professional Experience

  • 2011-12 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • 2007 Reporter, Columbia Missourian (daily newspaper), Columbia, Missouri, U.S.
  • 2006 Public Relations Coordinator, United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC-UN), Seoul, South Korea
  • 2004-2006 Public Relations Coordinator/ Editorial Assistant, Latin American Studies Association of Korea (LASAK), Seoul, South Korea

Research Experience

  • 2011-12 Virtual Interaction Science Lab, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University
  • 2012 Research Grant, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University
  • 2011 Research Grant, Korean Council for University Education
  • 2008-11 Health Communication Research Center (HCRC), University of Missouri
  • Journal Articles

  • Jung, Y., Oh, H. J., Sng, J., Kwon, J. H., & Detenber, B. H. (2015). Revisiting Gender Preference for a First-Person Shooter Videogame: Effects of Non-Verbal Sensitivity and Gender on Enjoyment. Interacting with Computers, 27(6), 697–705. [SSI journal]
  • Kim, H., Oh, H. J., & Thorson, E. (2014). Embedding a Social Cause in News Features: The Effects of Corporate Sponsorship and Localization on Audience’s Attitudes to Nonprofit Coverage. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 43(2), 314-337. [SSCI journal]
  • Hinnant, A., Len-Ríos, M. E., & Oh, H. J. (2012). Are Health Journalists' Practices Tied to Their Perceptions of Audience? An Attribution and Expectancy-Value Approach. Health Communication, 27(3), 234-243. [SSCI journal]
  • Hinnant, A., Oh, H. J., Caburnay, C. A., & Kreuter, M. W. (2011). What Makes African American Health Disparities Newsworthy? An Experiment among Journalists About Story Framing. Health Education Research, 26(6), 937-947.  [SSCI journal]
  • Oh, H. J., Park, J., & Wanta, W. (2011). Exploring Factors in the Hostile Media Perception: Partisanship, Electoral Engagement, and Media Use Patterns. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 88(1), 40-54. [SSCI journal]


Conference Papers

  • Oh, H. J., & Hong, H. (2014, August). Causal Attribution of Health Status: Media Trust, Information Seeking, and Optimism. Paper presented to the Communicating Science, Health, Environment, Risk Interest Group at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication annual convention, Montreal, Canada.
  • Oh, H. J. (2014, June). Effect of Stealing Thunder and the Role of Human Presence in Crisis Management. Paper presented at the International Conference on Social Science and Business, Bali, Indonesia.
  • Jung, Y., Oh, H. J., Sng, J., Kwon, J. & Detenber, B. (2013, August). Effects of Nonverbal Sensitivity and Gender on the Enjoyment of a First-Person Shooter Videogame. Paper presented to the Entertainment Studies Interest Group at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication annual convention, Washington, D.C.
  • Oh, H. J., & Kim, H. (2013, March). Effect of Stealing Thunder in Crisis Management through Social Media. Paper presented at the Annual International Public Relations Research Conference, Miami, FL.
  • Oh, H. J., & Park, H. (2012, August). “We’re Not the Only One with the Crisis”: Exploring Situational Variables in an Extension of Situational Crisis Communication Theory (SCCT). Paper presented to the Public Relations Division at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication annual convention, Chicago, IL.
  • Oh, H. J. & Park, H. (2012, May). Effect of Crisis History and Crisis Consensus: How to Respond to a Crisis. Paper presented at the Society for Journalism & Communication Studies annual conference, Gyeongju, South Korea.
  • Poepsel, M., Oh, H. J., Cameron, G. T., & Sobel, A. (2011, November). Voice Versus Virus: Studying Rural Media Use to Best Employ Health Crisis Information. Paper presented at the National Communication Association annual convention, New Orleans, LA.
  • Hinnant, A., Oh, H. J., Caburnay, C., & Kreuter, M. (2010, October). The Importance of Progress in Health Disparity News: An Experiment with Journalists. Paper presented at Convergence and Society: Science, Health, and New Dimensions of Communication at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina.
  • Hinnant, A., Oh, H. J., Caburnay, C., & Kreuter, M. (2010, August). Framing Health Disparity News: Effects on Journalists’ Perceptions of Newsworthiness. Paper presented to the Communicating Science, Health, Environment, Risk Interest Group at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication annual convention, Denver, Colorado. (Top Faculty Paper in Division)
  • Jahng, M., & Oh, H. J. (2010, August). Young Voters Online News Use and Political Tolerance: The Influence of Alternative News Use to Argument Repertoire of College Students. Paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication annual convention, Denver, Colorado.
  • Littau, J., Thorson, E., Oh, H. J., Jahng, M., Gardner, E., & Meyer, H. (2010, June). The Role of Two New Measures of Online Political Activity in Political Socialization Responses on Youth. Paper presented at the International Communication Association annual conference, Singapore.
  • Hinnant, A., Len- Ríos, M., Oh, H. J., & Frisby, C. (2009, November). Are Journalists’ Health Literacy Practices Tied to Their Perceptions of Audience? An Attribution Approach. Paper presented at the National Communication Association annual convention, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Wanta, W., & Oh, H. J. (2009, September). Polling Accuracy in the 2008 U.S. Presidential Election. Paper presented at the World Association for Public Opinion Research convention, Lausanne, Switzerland.
  • Oh, H. J., Park, J., & Wanta, W. (2009, August). Exploring Factors in the Hostile Media Phenomenon: Partisanship, Political Engagement, and Media Use Patterns. Paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication annual convention, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Garcia, M., & Oh, H. J. (2009, March). Two Rivals, Two Cultures, and One Industry: Exploring Culturally Contingent Factors in Massive Layoffs from Airbus and Boeing. Paper presented at the Annual International Public Relations Research Conference, Miami, Florida.
  • Oh, H. J. (2008, August). Expansion on Media Framing of Conflict: Content Analysis of South Korean Hostage Case. Paper presented at the Understanding Conflicts: Cross-Cultural Perspectives conference, Aarhus, Denmark.

Service

  • 2012 Reviewer, Science Communication
  • 2012 Reviewer, Communicating Science, Health, Environment, Risk Division at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference.
  • 2010-2011 Facilitator, Doctoral Student Symposia, MU School of Journalism.
  • March 30–April 30, 2009 Participated as a mentor in Entering Mentoring Program sponsored by University of Missouri Office of Undergraduate Research.
  • March 2009 Routines and Practices of Online News Media: A Comparison of Citizen Journalists and Traditional Journalists. Paper presented at the Research and Creative Activities Forum hosted by the University of Missouri Graduate Professional Council.

Distinctions

  • 2010-11 Olive Coates Scholarship, University of Missouri
  • 2010 Top faculty paper, Communicating Science, Health, Environment, Risk Interest Group, AEJMC
  • 2008-09 McCaslin Journalism Scholarship, University of Missouri
  • 2008 John & Virginia Sutherland Scholarship, University of Missouri
  • 2007-08 Korean Scholarship, University of Missouri
  • 2005 President’s Award for 21st Century Leader, Awarded by the President of South Korea
  • 2005 Summa cum Laude, Jeju National University, South Korea
  • 2004 1st place, Media Content Awards, Jeju National University, South Korea
  • 2004 Presidential Award for academic excellence, Hawaii Tokai international College
  • 2001-04 CNU scholarships, Jeju National University, South Korea
  • 2003 Tokai Scholarship, Hawaii Tokai international College
  • 2002-03 Duk Hee Murabayashi Scholarship, Hawaii Tokai international College

Professional Affiliations

  • 2009-present International Communication Association
  • 2008-present Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication

Contact

Address

Department of Communication Studies
Hong Kong Baptist University
5 Hereford Road,
Communication and Visual Arts Building,
Kowloon Tong, Kowloon
HONG KONG

Tel

+852 3411 2336

Fax

+852 3411 7890

Email

hyunjoh@hkbu.edu.hk