Sang-Yeon Kim

Sang-Yeon Kim

Assistant Professor

MA Program Director

Office: NWQ Building B, Room 4488
Phone: 414-229-3917
Curriculum Vita: PDF (198 kb)


Ph.D., 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

Recent Research

Kim, Sang-Yeon, Kim, J, and Lim, Tae-Seop. “The impact of relational holism on conflict management style in colleagueship and friendship: A cross-cultural study.” Studies in Communication Sciences, Elsevier 13. (2013): 58-66.
Kim, Sang-Yeon, Levine, T, and Allen, Mike R. “Comparing separate process and intertwined models for reactance.” Communication Studies, Routledge 64. (2013): 273-295.
Kim, Sang-Yeon, and Allen, Mike R. “Testing an additive model for the effectiveness of evidence on the persuasiveness of a message.” Social Influence, Psychology Press 7. (2012): 65-77.
Lim, Tae-Seop, Kim, Sang-Yeon, and Kim, Jihyun. “Holism: A Missing Link in Individualism-Collectivism Research.” Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, Routledge 40. (2011): 21-38.
Walther, J B., Van Der Heide, B, Kim, Sang-Yeon, Westerman, D, and Tom Tong, S. “The role of friends’ appearance and behavior on evaluations of individuals on Facebook: Are we known by the company we keep?.” Human Communication Research, Wiley-Blackwell 34. (2008): 28-49.
Lim, Tae-Seop, Allen, Mike R., Burrell, Nancy A., and Kim, Sang-Yeon. “Differences in cognitive relativity between Americans and Koreans’ assessments of self.” Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, Routledge 37. (2008): 105-118.
Lim, Tae-Seop, and Kim, Sang-Yeon. “Many faces of media effects.” Mass media effects research: Advances through meta-analysis 1. Ed. Preiss, R W., Gayle, B M., Burrell, Nancy A., Allen, Mike R., and Bryant, J. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. (2007): 315-325.