Myoung-Gi Chon

Myong-Gi Chon is an assistant professor at the School of Communication and Journalism, Auburn University. He received Ph.D. degree, Mass Communication and Public Affairs, from the Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University (May, 2017). He earned his M.A. in Mass Communication and Journalism and bachelor's degree in English and Literature from Korea University.

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Before coming to the U.S. in fall 2013, he was a researcher at Korea Research Center (KRC) and Korea Internet & Social Media Research Center (KISRC) in Seoul, Korea. In particular, he conducted projects related to political and social issues in public sector and marketing in private sector. He also participated in projects of utilizing Big-data in social science.

Recently he received Top Paper Award from 2019 AEJMC(1st place) and International ABERJE Award from International PR Conference (2019). As a co-advisor of PRSSA, he received the Corey Edwards Organization Advisor of the Year Award (2018-2019) from Auburn University. He also received the Promising Professor Award (3rd place) from Mass Communication & Society in AEJMC 2017. When he was a doctoral student, he has a record to present five papers in top paper sessions from international conferences such as AEJMC, ICA, and IPRRC.

His primary research interests lie in Risk-Crisis Management, Strategic Communication, Health Communication, and Public Diplomacy. In particular, he focuses on issues and crisis communication, organizational-public relationship (OPR), employee communication behavior (ECB), and social activism in the networked society. Currently, he attempts to expand his research interest to public diplomacy by exploring how public relations theories can be applied into public diplomacy issues.