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Kyounghee Kwon

Asst Professor
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 2020
Assistant Professor
Faculty, WEST Campus, Mailcode 3051
Asst Professor
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 2020
Asst Professor
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 2020
Biography

Homepage: http://www.hazelkwon.net

Professor Kyounghee "Hazel" Kwon received a doctoral degree in Communication from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 2011, and has served on the faculty at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA before joining the Arizona State University.

Her research interests focus on social and mobile technologies, with a particular emphasis on the dynamics in which technology-mediated communication influences collective responses during social crisis and disasters public opinions, network-based social influence, and civic/political participation. Some of her research have been supported by NSF and HASTAC.

Dr. Kwon has received Herbert S. Dordick Dissertation Award from the International Communication Association (ICA), Kappa Tao Alpha Research Award from National Honor Society in Journalism and Mass Communication, Jung-Sook Lee Award from the Association for Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), and Top Four Paper Award from National Communication Association (NCA). Her publications have appeared in multiple journals including Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, CyberPsychology, Behavior & Social Networking, Computers in Human Behaviors, Asian Journal of Communication, and Journal of Information Technology & Politics.

Research Interests

Social Media and Technologies with an Emphasis on:

  • Online Community
  • Anti-Sociality in Cyber Space 
  • Social Influence in Online Networks
  • Collective Sensemaking during Social and Political Crisis/Disaster
  • Social Data Analytics

Graduate Faculty in Communication research areas: social media and technologies with emphasis on social network influence, social data analytics, anti-sociality in cyberspace, collective actions, technology uses during social and political crisis/disaster

Publications
  • Kwon, K. H., & Gruzd, A. (2017). Is offensive commenting contagious online? Examining public vs. interpersonal swearing in response to Donald Trump’s YouTube campaign Videos. Internet Research, 27(4), 991-1010
  • Kwon, K. H., & Rao, H. R. (2017). Cyber-rumor sharing under a homeland security threat in the context of government Internet surveillance: The case of South-North Korea conflict. Government Informatin Quarterly. Online before print. Doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.giq.2017.04.00
  • Kwon, K. H., & Cho, D. (2017). Swearing effects on citizen-to-citizen discussions online: A large-scale exploration between political and non-political online news comments. Social Science Computer Review, 35(1), 84-102
  • Kwon, K. H., Priniski, J. H., Sarkar, S., Shakarian, J. & Shakarian, P. (2017). Crisis and Collective Problem Solving in Dark Web: An Exploration of a Black Hat Forum. Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Social Media & Society, Article No. 45 , July 28-30, 2017, Toronto CA
  • Kwon, K. H., & Gruzd, A. (January 2017). Is aggression contagious online? A case of swearing on Donald Trump’s campaign videos on YouTube. Proceedings of 50th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), January 4-7, 2017
  • Kwon, K. H., & Hemsley, J. (January 2017). Cross-national proximity in online social network and protest diffusion: An event history analysis of Arab Spring. Proceedings of 50th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), January 4-7, 2017
  • Kwon, K. H., Bang, C., Egnoto, M., & Rao, H. R. (2016). Social media rumors as improvised public opinions: Semantic network analyses of Twitter discourses during Korean saber rattling 2013. Asian Journal of Communication, 26(3), 201-222
  • Kwon, K. H., Xu, W.W., Wang, H., & *Chon, J. (2016). Spatiotemporal diffusion modeling of global mobilization in social media: The case of Egypt Revolution 2011. International Journal of Communication, 10, 73-97
  • Kwon, K. H. (2016). Using network analytic tools to teach social media impacts on citizen journalism. In H. N. Al-Deen (Ed.), Social Media in the Classroom (pp. 189—205). New York: Peter Lang.
  • Cho, D., & Kwon, K. H. (2015). The impacts of identity verification and disclosure of social cues on flaming in online user comments. Computers in Human Behavior, 51, 363-372
  • Kwon, K. H., Halavais, A., & *Havener, S. (2015). Tweeting badges: User motivations of achievement display in public networked environments. CyberPsychology, Behavior & Social Networking, 18(2), 93-100
  • Kwon, K. H., Moon, S.-I, & Stefanone, M. A. (2015). Unspeaking on Facebook? Testing network exposure effects on self-censorship of political expressions in social network sites. Quality and Quantity, 49(4), 1417-1435
  • Kwon, K. H., Wang, H., Xu W.W., & *Raymond, R. (2015). A spatiotemporal model of Twitter information diffusion: An example of Egyptian Revolution 2011. Proceedings of Social Media and Society, ACM International Conference Proceeding Series (ICPS), July 27-29, 2015, Toronto, CA
  • Kwon, K. H., Stefanone, M. A., & Barnett, G. A. (2014). Social network influence on online behavioral choices: Exploring group formation on Social Network Sites. American Behavioral Scientists, 58(10), 1345-1360.
  • Halavais, A., Kwon, K. H., *Striker, J., & *Havener, S. (2014). Badges of friendship: Social influence and badge acquisition on Stack Overflow. Proceedings of 47th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), January 14-16, 2014
  • Kwon, K. H., & Moon, S. (2012). Older adults’ social support giving and their psychological health: Testing moderating effects of giving in familial and non-familial context. Iowa Journal of Communication, 44(1), 93-118.
  • Kwon, K. H., Oh, O., Manish, A., & Rao, H. R. (2012). Audience gatekeeping in the Twitter service: An Investigation of Tweets about the 2009 Gaza Conflict. AIS Transaction on Human-Computer Interaction, 4(4), 212-229
  • Stefanone, M. A., Kwon, K. H., & Lackaff, D. (2012). Exploring the relationship between perceptions of social capital and enacted support online. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 17, 451-466.
  • Kim, J.H., Barnett, G.A., & Kwon, K.H. (2012) Comparing the influence of social networks online and offline on decision making: The U. S. senate case. E-Politics and Organizational Implications of the Internet: Power, Influence, and Social Change
Research Activity
  • K. Hazel Kwon, Monica Chadha. News Proximity and Social Media Framing of Terrorism: A Computational Approach toward Large-Scale Framing Research. Emerging Scholars Program. AEJMC (2017-2018)
  • Schober,Juliane S, Bhattacharjya,Nilanjana, Brown,Claudia G, Chadha,Monica, Chau,Angie C, Chen,Huaiyu, Cheong,Pauline, Chhabra,Deepak, Cho,Sookja, Codell,Julie, Dutta,Uttaran, Gabbard,Ralph Barnhart, Hedberg,William C, Henn,Alexander Ernst, Kwon,Kyounghee Hazel, Le,Thuy-Kim Pham, Moore,Aaron Stephen, Rush,James Robert, Shin,Jiwon, Thornton,Sybil, Wilson,Bradley James,
    Asia Mediated: Interdisciplinary Curriculum Innovation at Arizona State University.
    ED (10/1/2016 - 9/30/2018)
  • Halavais,Alexander*, Kwon,Kyounghee Hazel. Evaluating Microcredentialling in Public Networked Environments. UNIV OF CA AT IRVINE(3/1/2013 - 7/31/2014).
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
MCO 436Audience Research and Behavior
MCO 494Special Topics
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 499Individualized Instruction
CMN 580Practicum
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 457New Media
COM 499Individualized Instruction
CMN 570Comm/Advocacy Social Context
CMN 580Practicum
CMN 591Seminar
CMN 592Research
CMN 593Applied Project
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 459Social Media Networks
COM 499Individualized Instruction
CMN 580Practicum
CMN 584Internship
CMN 590Reading and Conference
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 457New Media
CMN 598Special Topics
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
CMN 590Reading and Conference
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 459Social Media Networks
CMN 570Comm/Advocacy Social Context
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
CMN 592Research
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 494Special Topics
CMN 570Comm/Advocacy Social Context
Presentations
  • Halavais, A., & Kwon, K. H. Representing personal history, ability, and reputation online. Internet Research Conference (Oct 2014).
  • Kwon, K. H., & Bang, C. H. Social Media Rumors as Improvised Public Opinions: A Semantic Network Analysis of Twitter during Korean Saber Rattling 2013. Social Media and Society Conference (Sep 2014).
  • Kwon, K. H., Stefanone, M. A., & Barnett, G.A. Networked Influence in Social Media. Social Media and Society Conference (Sep 2014).
  • Kwon, K.H. Microcredentialling: Digital badges as indicators of expertise. Cyber-Human Research Center Colloquium at Yeungnam Univ. (S.Korea) (Jun 2014).
  • Kwon, K. H., Moon, S. & Stefanone, M. A. Predicting individual’s willingness to self-censor political opinions in online networked environment. World Conference for Public Administration (Jun 2014).
  • Kwon, K. H., Moon, S.-I, & Stefanone, M. Unspeaking on Facebook? Testing Network exposure effects on self-censorship of political expressions in Social Network Sites. International Communication Association (May 2014).
  • Kwon, K.H. Government surveillance beliefs and online information sharing under a perceived national threat: An exploration of South-North Korean saber rattling 2013. International Communication Association (May 2014).
  • Halavais, A., Kwon, K. H, & *Havener, S. What a badge is worth: The acceptability of badges as indicator of experience. the American Educational Research Association Conferenc (Apr 2014).
  • Kwon, K. H. Revisiting the Emergent Norm Theory to Understand Protest Communication in Social Media: the Improvisation-Verification-Solidification (IVS) Framework. Internet Research Conference (Oct 2013).
  • Kwon, K. H., Oh, O., & Rao, H. R. An Instantaneous Online Resource Mobilization in Twitter: A Temporal and Network Analysis of the January 25th Egypt Protest 2011. International Communication Association (Jun 2013).
  • Kwon, K.H. Twitter Public Sphere and the Egyptian Revolution of 2011. Graduate Seminar in the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication (Nov 2012).
  • Kwon, K. H., Oh, O., & Rao, H.R. What happened on January 25th, 2011 in Twitter? Twitter Diffuse Crowd and Spontaneous Protest Communication. A Graduate Colloquium in the Dept. of Global Service Management at Sogang Univ., Seoul, S.Korea (Oct 2012).
  • Kwon, K.H., Onook, O., Agrawal, M., & Rao, H.R. Twitter as a metajournalism Service: A co-tweet network analysis of the 2009 Gaza conflict. International Network for Social Networks Analysis Conference (SUNBELT), Redondo Beach, CA (Mar 2012).
Honors / Awards

Emerging Scholars Recipient, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (One of the four accepted out of 70 candidates). 2017.

Visiting Scholar-in-Residence Fellowship, Social Media Lab, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University, Toronto, CA. (The largest academic social media laboratory in Canada). 2016.

Honorable Mention, Top Faculty Paper, Korean American Communication Division, International Communication Association. 2014.

Dissertation Award, Herbert S. Dorddick Dissertation Award (3rd Place), Communication and Technology Division, International Communication Association (Second runner-up out of 24 nominations). 2011.

Kappa Tao Alpha, Research award and induction to the National Honor Society for Journalism and Mass Communication. 2009.

Top Paper (1st), Jung Sook Lee Award from Communication and Technology Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. 2009.

Top Paper (4th), Peace Communication Division, National Communication Association. 2007.

 

Service
  • Social Media and Society Conference, Program Planning and Review Committee (2014 - Present)
  • Panel Organizer, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Chicago, IL (2017)
  • Panel Organizer/Chair, National Communication Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA (2016)
  • Organizing Committee, the 16th Association of Internet Researchers Conference (IR16), Phoenix, AZ. (2015-2016)
  • Social Technology Master's Degree Program, Committee (2013 - Present)
  • Graduate Committee (MACS), Admission and Graduation Committee (2012 - Present)
  • Preconference Organizer, the 14th Association of Internet Researchers Conference (IR14), Denver, CO
  • International Communication Association Conference, Panel Chair/Respondent (2014 - 2014)