Yoonmo Sang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Strategic, Legal, and Management Communication. Hailing from Seoul, South Korea, he earned his Ph.D. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. He was the recipient of the UT-Austin’s named/endowed continuing fellowship, one of the most prestigious fellowships at the University of Texas at Austin. He received his B.A. in Law and M.A. in Journalism History/Policy and Law from Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea. He also earned his second M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. Before joining the faculty of Howard University, he worked for Shinhan Bank in South Korea, the Technology and Information Policy Institute at the University of Texas at Austin, and the American Library Association’s Office for Information Technology Policy in Washington, D.C.
His main research interests focus on the question of how new socio-technological developments advantage or disadvantage different stakeholders. His research interests include but are not limited to: 1) legal and policy dimensions of social and emerging media, 2) civic and community engagement through new media, and 3) individuals’ attitudes and behavioral intentions regarding new media technologies.
He has presented his work at numerous conferences including the International Communication Association, the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, and the Association of Internet Researchers. His studies have also been published in a wide range of peer-reviewed journals including the International Journal of Communication, Telematics and Informatics, American Behavioral Scientist, Computers in Human Behavior, Journal of Medical Systems, and Journal of Media Law and Ethics among others.