Dohyun Ahn

Associate Professor

Dept. of Journalism & Public Relations
Jeju National University
dohyun@SocialBrain.kr
dahn@jejunu.ac.kr

I am currently an assistant professor at Jeju National University, in the Department of Journalism and Public Relations. I am carrying out a research centering on the role of media in enhancing cognitive and affective competence, and the role of communication in improving decision making as well as adopting new ideas.

I have completed a Ph.D. in media psychology at the University of Alabama. My dissertation examined the role of affective states such as loneliness and compassion in selecting and enjoying media such as tragic films. Previously, I received the M.S. in mass communication at Colorado State University. My thesis explored the role of the sense of presence in adopting healthy behaviors. I received a B.A. in East Asian History from Seoul National University.

Experiences

2014 -                Associate Professor, Jeju National University, South Korea

2012 – 2013     Senior Researcher, Sungkyunkwan University, South Korea

2010 – 2010      Instructor (Interim), University of Alabama, USA

2006 – 2009      Graduate Research Assistant, University of Alabama, USA

1992 – 1999      Staff Reporter (Information Technology, Science, Management), Korea Economic Daily, South Korea


Research & Teaching Interest

Media & Communication Psychology

Affect & Cognition

Social Cognition

Health Communication
Corporation Communication
Human-Computer Interaction

Data Journalism


Computational Research Methods

Big Data Analysis

Computational Text Analysis


Grant

National Research Foundation of Korea, "Story and social cognitive abilities." New Scholar Support (KRW20,000,000), 2017.6.1 - 2018.5.30
National Research Foundation of Korea, "Narrative media and empathy." New Scholar Support (KRW10,000,000), 2015.6.1 - 2016.5.30
Jeju National University, "Computational text analysis and social cognition." Research Support (KRW3,000,000), 2017.6.1 - 2018.5.30
Jeju National University, "Divergent association of burnout with cognition and emotion." Research Support (KRW3,000,000), 2016.6.1 - 2017.5.30 
Jeju National University, "Typology of burnout." Research Support (KRW3,000,000), 2015.6.1 - 2016.5.30


Award

Capstone Design Outstanding Supervisor (2016 Spring, 2016 Fall)

Academic Service

Korean Journal of Broadcasting, Editorial Board (2014 - 2016)
Medical Communication Journal, Editorial Board (2015 - 2016)
Asian Communication Research,  Editorial Board (2015 - 2016)
Korea Speech & Communication Association, Officer in Research & Development (2016 - 2017)
Jeju Society for Journalism & Communication Research, Officer in Research & Development (2015)
Korean Regional Communication Research Association, Officer in Ethics (2016) 

Reviewer for International Peer Review Journals

Communication Research
Computers in Human Behavior
Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking
Psychological Reports
Asian Communication Research 

Reviewer for Korean Peer Review Journals

광고홍보학보
방송학보
스피치와 커뮤니케이션
언론과 사회
언론과학연구
언론정보학보
언론학보
대한의료커뮤니케이션
전자출판연구
헬스커뮤니케이션 연구

Other Services

제주방송(JIBS) 옴부즈만 (2015 - 현재)
동아비즈니스 리뷰 저널워치 필진 (2014 - 2016)

제주지방법원 / 사법연수원 법정언행 강의: 사회인지(Social Cognition) 관점에서 본 법정 커뮤니케이션 (2015.5; 2015.9)
국토교통부 연수 강의: 정부3.0 시대의 소통능력: 인간과 컴퓨터 (2016.4)