About me

Gyo Hyun Koo, Ph.D.

Hello, I am Gyo Hyun Koo! I am an Assistant Professor at Howard University's Department of Communication, Culture, and Media Studies. I received my Ph.D. in Journalism and Media from The University of Texas at Austin, with my dissertation focusing on the impact of news exemplifications on the perception of political polarization.

My research investigates the impact of communication technology on democracy and health, with the goal of fostering an inclusive information environment for informed and engaged citizenship. I am dedicated to advancing digital and health equity, especially for underserved communities.

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My research concentrates on three pivotal areas. 

My primary research methods are quantitative (surveys, experiments, content analyses) and computational; I also have experience supplementing my research with qualitative textual analysis and interviews. I am capable of advanced statistical analyses, natural language processing, network analysis, and text mining. 

Fun facts about me: 

I have two and a half years of work experience as a reporter and editor-in-chief for college newspapers. I wrote the news, managed print and digital publications, and served as an editorial leader. I was recognized with a Best English College Newspapers award in 2014.

Apart from work, I enjoy practicing yoga, drawing, and listening to podcasts. I also play the flute, ukulele, and kalimba.

Name pronunciation:     Gyo /kjo(ː)/     Hyun /hjʌn/