- Ph.D. Pennsylvania State Univ., Mass Communications
- M.A. Univ. of Alabama, Telecommunication & Film
- M.A. Korea Univ., Mass Communications (Emphasis: Broadcasting)
- B.A. Korea Univ., Education (Specialization&Teacher Certificate: Home Economics) with minor in Mass Communications
- 2015.9~PresentPohang University of Science and Technology, Division of Humanities and Social Sciences, Associate Professor
- 2011~2015.8Pohang University of Science and Technology, Division of Humanities and Social Sciences, Assistant Professor
- 2008~2011Cleveland State Univ. School of Communication, Assistant Professor
- 2007~2008Kent State Univ. School of Communication Studies, Visiting Assistant Professor
- Social and psychological processing of media
- Appeal of entertainment media
- Media and emotion
- Cross-cultural comparison in mediated communication
- Kim, J., & Stavrositu, C.D. (2018). Feelings on Facebook and their correlates with well-being: A moderating role of culture. Computers in Human Behavior, 89, 79-87.
- Kim, J., & Hyun, K. D. (2017). Political disagreement and ambivalence in new information environment: Exploring conditional indirect effects of partisan news use and heterogeneous discussion networks on SNSs on political participation. Telematics and Informatics, 34, 1586-1596.
- Kim, J-H., & Kim, J. (2017). The dynamics of polarization and compromise in conflict situations: The interaction between cultural traits and majority-minority influence. Communication Monographs, 84, 128-141.
- Kim, J., & Tsay-Vogel, M. (2016). Enjoyment and appreciation as motivators for coping: Exploring the therapeutic effects of media messages on perceived threat. International Journal of Communication, 10, 1786-1808. [*The authors equally contributed to the manuscript.]
- Kim, J. (2016). Cultural differences in media and well-being. In L. Reinecke & M. B. Oliver (Eds.), Handbook of media use and well-being: International perspective on theory and research on positive media effects (pp. 434-447). New York: Routledge.
- Kim, J., Seo, M., Yu, H-S., & Neuendorf, K. (2014). Cultural differences in preference for entertainment messages that induce mixed responses of joy and sorrow. Human Communication Research, 40, 530-552.
- Kim, J., Kim, J-H., & Seo, M. (2014). Toward a person x situation model of selective exposure: Repressors, sensitizers, and choice of online news on financial crisis. Journal of Media Psychology: Theories, Methods, and Applications, 26, 59-69.
- Kim, J., & Oliver, M. B. (2013). How do we regulate sadness through entertainment messages? Exploring three predictions. Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, 57, 374-391.
- Kim, J. (2012). Beyond simple hedonism: Predicting entertainment preference as a function of discrete affective states. American Journal of Media Psychology, 5, 33-52.
- Kim, J., & Oliver, M. B. (2011). What combination of message characteristics determines hedonic and counter-hedonic preferences? An examination of the interplay between valence and semantic affinity. Media Psychology, 14, 121-143.