Dr. Yang Kim

Professor

Dr. Yang  Kim
(615) 898-2275
(615) 494-8760
Room 255, Jones Hall (JH)
MTSU Box 200, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information

  • Ph.D., University of Oklahoma (2003)
  • M.A.Comm., Southwestern Baptist Theol Sem, TX (1995)
  • B.A., Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (1984)

Areas of Expertise

  • Intercultural Communication
  • International Business Communication
  • Expatriate adjustment
  • Diversity in Organizations

Publications

Book Publications

  • Koh, Y. H., & Kim, Y. S. (2017). Global Business-wa-Indonesia- I-Moonhwa-I-Hae [Global Business and Understanding Indonesian Culture] Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS) Knowledge Press. Seoul, Korea.

 

Academic Journal Publications

  • Kim, Y.S., & Kim, Y. Y. (2016). Ethnic Proximity and Cross-Cultural Adaptation: A Study of Asian and European Students in the United Stat...
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Book Publications

  • Koh, Y. H., & Kim, Y. S. (2017). Global Business-wa-Indonesia- I-Moonhwa-I-Hae [Global Business and Understanding Indonesian Culture] Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (HUFS) Knowledge Press. Seoul, Korea.

 

Academic Journal Publications

  • Kim, Y.S., & Kim, Y. Y. (2016). Ethnic Proximity and Cross-Cultural Adaptation: A Study of Asian and European Students in the United States. Intercultural Communication Studies, xxv ( 3), 61-80.

 

  • Kim, Y.S. (2016). Multiculturalism and Interethnic Communication in Korea: An Examination of the Context-Behavior Factors.
    Intercultural Communication Studies, xxv (3), 81-98.

 

  • Ahn, J., & Kim, Y.S. (2015) Communication Experiences of North Korean Defectors in Los Angeles: An Exploratory Interview Study of Cross-Cultural Adaptation, International Journal of Arts and Humanities, 1(1), 13-24.

 

  • Jones, R., & Kim, Y. (2013). Communication Experiences of International Students in the U.S.: A Comparison Study of Cross-Cultural Adaptation between European and Asian Students. Scientia et Humanitas, Vol.3, 83-104.  

 

  • Kim, H., & Kim, Y. (2013). Invisible Americans: Exploring Asian Parents’ Perception about School Discrimination in the U.S. Scientia et Humanitas, Vol. 3, 133-146.

 

  • Kim, Y.S. (2012). An Island of Koreanness in the Sea of Americanness: An Ethnographic Case Study of Intercultural Communication in Two Tae Kwon Do Schools in the U.S. Human Communication, 15(2), 85-101.

 

  • Kim, Y.S. (2012). Exploring Communication Competence and Psychological Health: A Study of Cross-cultural Adaptation among Young Korean Immigrants (1.5ers) in the U.S. Journal of Intercultural Communication, 28, p4-4, 1p.

 

  • Kim, Y.S. (2008). Communication Experiences of American Expatriates in South Korea: A Study of Cross-Cultural Adaptation. Human Communication, 11, 511-528.

 

  • Kim, Y.S. (2007). Communication Experiences of Korean Expatriates in the U.S.: A Study of Cross-cultural Adaptation. Human Communication, 10 (3), 213-230.

 

  • Kim, Y.S., & Kim, Y. Y. (2007). Communication Patterns and Psychological Health in the Process of Cross-cultural Adaptation: A Study of American and Korean Expatriate Workers. International and Intercultural Communication Annual, 30, 229-258.

 

  • Kim, Y. Y., & Kim, Y. S. (2004). The Role of Host Environment in Cross-cultural Adaptation: A Comparison of American Expatriates in South Korea and Their Korean Counterparts in the United States. Asian Communication Research, 3, 5-25.

 

  • Kim, Y. S. (2001). Host communication competence and psychological health: exploring cross-cultural adaptation of Korean expatriate workers in the U.S. The Journal of Intergroup Relations, 28, 33-47.

Invited Publications in Korean

01. The Magazine of Human Resources Management (April, 2015). “Components of Successful Corporate Cultures for U.S. Companies.”

02. The Magazine of Human Resources Management (December, 2014). “Effective Virtual Team Management.”

03. JOBKOREA (October, 2014), “Effective Presentation Skill to Promote Your Brand Value”

04. The Magazine of Human Resources Management (September, 2014). “The Civil Rights Act and HR Issue in the U.S.”

05. The Magazine of Human Resources Management (June, 2014). “Effective Employee Training in US Companies.”

06. The Magazine of Human Resources Management (March, 2014). “Outlook of HR Technology in the U.S.”

07 The Magazine of Human Resources Management (December, 2013). “The Changes at Workplace in the U.S. for 2014.”

08. The Magazine of Human Resources Management (September, 2013). “The Development of Global Leaders in the U.S.”

09. JOBKOREA (July, 2013). “Guidelines for the future young global leaders: how to deal with culture shock successfully overseas.”

10. The Magazine of Human Resources Management (June, 2013). “Management of Expatriate Managers in the U.S.”

11. JOBKOREA (March, 2013). “Guidelines for college graduates who want to work in global company”

12. The Magazine of Human Resources Management (March, 2013) “E-learning and HR”

13. The Magazine of Human Resources Management (December, 2013). “U.S. Election and Future of HR in the U.S.”

14. The Magazine of Human Resources Management* (September, 2012). “Multigenerational workforce and HR strategy for U.S. Companies.”

15. The Magazine of Human Resources Management (June, 2012). “Cross-cultural Training for U.S. companies”

16. The Magazine of Human Resources Management (March, 2012). “The Social media and HR in the U.S."

17. The Magazine of Human Resources Management (December, 2011). “Upcoming HR trends in the U.S. for 2012.”

18. The Magazine of Human Resources Management (September, 2011). “HR issues and challenges in the U.S. for 2011.”

19. The Magazine of Human Resources Management (June, 2011). “Corporate Diversity Training in the U.S.”

20. The Magazine of Human Resources Management (March, 2011). “Ethics and corporate culture for global organizations: lessons from Google.”

21. The Magazine of Human Resources Management (December, 2010). “HR issues and tasks for the U.S companies in 2011.”

22. The Magazine of Human Resources Management (November, 2010). “The Global Trend of the New Employee Training—the Case of US Companies.”

23. Plus Life (October, 2010). “Who is our neighbor?—how to accommodate multiculturalism in Korean Society.”

24. The Magazine of Human Resources Management (September, 2010). “BP Oil Spill and the Lesson for Human Resource Management.”

25. The Magazine of Human Resources Management (June, 2010). “The Successful Human Management Case of FedEx.”

26. The Magazine of Human Resources Management (March, 2010). “Global Business and Intercultural Training in the U.S.”

 

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Presentations

Conference Papers/Presentations

  • Kim, Y.S. (2017).  Korean Expatriates in India: Preparedness, Adaptive Personality, Host Communication Competence and Cross-cultural Adaptation. Asian/Pacific American Communication Studies Division at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Dallas, TX.  
  • Kim, Y.S. (2017). The Legacy and Relevance of Korean Communication Studies: Establishing a New Agenda. Asian/Pacific American Commun...
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Conference Papers/Presentations

  • Kim, Y.S. (2017).  Korean Expatriates in India: Preparedness, Adaptive Personality, Host Communication Competence and Cross-cultural Adaptation. Asian/Pacific American Communication Studies Division at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Dallas, TX.  
  • Kim, Y.S. (2017). The Legacy and Relevance of Korean Communication Studies: Establishing a New Agenda. Asian/Pacific American Communication Studies Division & International and Intercultural Communication Division. Dallas, TX.
  • Kim, Y. S., & Kim Y. Y. (2016) Ethnic Proximity and Cross-Cultural Adaptation: A Study of Asian and European Students in the United States.
    International and Intercultural Communication Division at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Philadelphia.
  • Kim, Y.S. (2016). Preparedness, Adaptive Personality and Cross-cultural Adaptation: A Study of Korean Expatriates in Indonesia.
    Asian/Pacific American Communication Studies Division at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Philadelphia.
  • Ahn, J., & Kim, Y. (2015). (Top session paper) Communication Experiences of North Korean Defectors in Los Angeles: An Exploratory Interview Study of Cross-Cultural Adaptation.
    The Korean American Communication Association at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Kim, Y. S. (2015). Ethnic proximity, Communication competence, and Psychological Health: A study of cross-cultural Adaptation among International Students in the U.S. at 9th Biennial Congress of the International Academy for Intercultural Research, Bergen, Norway,
  • Kim, Y.S. (2014). Communication Competence and Its Influence on the Process of International Students’ Cultural Adjustment: Reexamining An Integrative Theory.
    The International & Intercultural Communication Division at the annual
    conference of the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Kim, Y.S. (2013).Interethnic Attitudes and Multiculturalism in South Korea.
    The Korean American Communication Association at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Washington, DC.
  • Kim, Y. S. (2013). Business managers and sojourner adaptation. The panel of Research, Application, and Future Frontiers: Y. Y. Kim’s Integrative Theory of Communication and Cross-Cultural Adaptation. Annual conference of International Academy of Intercultural Research (IAIR), Reno, NV.
  • Kim, Y.S. (2012). Ethnic proximity, host communication competence, and psychological health: a study of cross-cutlural adaptation among international students in the U.S.
    The International & Intercultural Communication Division at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Orlando, FL.
  • Kim, Y.S. (2010). (Top session paper) Communication Competence and Psychological Adaptation among Young Korean Immigrants (1.5ers) in the U.S.
    Korean American Communication Association at the annual conference of the
    National Communication Association, San Francisco, CA.
  • Kim, Y.S. (2008). Exploring Communication Competence and Psychological Adaptation among Korean Immigrant  Adolescents (1.5ers) in the U.S. Extended Abstract presented to the Korean American Communication
    Association at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Kim, Y.S. (2007). An Island of Koreanness in the Sea of Americanness: An Ethnographic Case Study of Two Tae Kwon Do Schools. Paper presented to the International & Intercultural Communication Division at the annual conference of he National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.  
  • Kim, Y.S. (2006). Communication Experiences of Korean Expatriates in the U.S.: A Study of Cross-cultural Adaptation. Paper presented to the International & Intercultural Communication Division at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, San Antonio, TX
  • Kim, Y.S. (2006). Intercultural Leadership in Globalized Business Environment.
    Paper presented to the Corporate and Organizational Communication Interest Group at the annual conference of Tennessee Communication Association, Murfreesboro, TN.
  • Kim, Y.S., & Kim, Y. Y. (2005). Communication Patterns and Psychological Health in the process of Cross-cultural Adaptation: A Study of American and Korean Expatriate Workers. Paper presented to the International & Intercultural Communication Division at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Boston. M.A.
  • Kim, Y.S. (2005). Communication competence and psychological health: a study of cross-cultural adaptation among American expatriate workers in South Korea. Paper presented at the 2nd international conference on Cultural Diversity at MTSU.
  • Kim, Y. S. (2005). The necessity of intercultural training program in health care setting. Paper presented to the Corporate and Organizational Communication Interest Group at the annual conference of Tennessee Communication Association.
  • Kim, Y. Y., & Kim, Y. S. (2004). The Role of Host Environment in Cross-cultural Adaptation: A Comparison of American Expatriates in South Korea and Their Korean Counterparts in the United States. Paper presented to the International & Intercultural Communication Division at the annual conference of the National Communication Association,
    Chicago, IL.
  • Kim, Y. Y., Ogawa, N., McClure, R., & Kim, Y. S. (2003, November). Interethnic Communication among Adult Americans: an examination of contextual and behavioral factors. Paper presented to the International & Intercultural Communication Division at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Miami, FL.
  • Kim, Y.S. (2003). (Top Student Paper) Host Communication Competence and Psychological Health: A Study of Cross-cultural Adaptation of Korean Expatriate Employees in the United States. Paper presented to the Intercultural Communication Division at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, San Diego, CA.
  • Kim, Y. Y., McClure, R., Ogawa, N., & Kim, Y. S. (2003, May). Patterns of Interethnic Communication: A quantitative-qualitative examination of behavioral and contextual factors among Adult Americans. Paper presented to the International & Intercultural Communication Division at the annual conference of the International Communication
    Association, San Diego, CA.
  • Kim, Y. Y., Kim, Y. S., Duty, D., & Yoshitake, M. (2002). Patterns of Interethnic Communication among University Students: A Survey. Paper presented to the International and Intercultural Communication Division at the annual conference of
    the National Communication Association, New Orleans, LA.
  • Kim, Y. S. (2001). A stranger in a new cultural milieu: expatriates and cross-cultural adjustment. Paper presented to the International and Intercultural Communication Division at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Atlanta, GA.
  • Kim, Y.S. (2000). Host communication competence and psychological health: an exploratory study of cross-cultural adaptation of Korean expatriate workers in the United States. Paper presented to e International and Intercultural Communication Division at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Seattle, WA.
  • Kim, Y.S., & Wanstrom, J. (2000). Exploratory study of the portrayal of ethnic minority groups in political advertising. Paper presented to the Communication Scholar Conference, Norman, OK.
  • Kim, Y.S. (1999). Host communication competence and psychological health: a study of Korean students’ cross-cultural adaptation to an American campus. Paper presented to the Korean American Communication Association at the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Invited Keynote Speeches/Presentations

• “Global Manager, Global Competence,” Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH), Pohang, Korea (June 20, 2014)

• “Communicating successfully at a workplace,” College Ministry of Korean Church, Pyungchon, Korea (July, 2014)

• “Presentation of Korean culture,” Asian Culture Night at Black Fox Elementary School, Murfreesboro, TN (2014, 2016).

• “God, Me, and Others,” Blessed Baptist Church, Antioch, TN (May, 2013)

• “International Students’ Adjustment to American Environment,” ESL center, Murfreesboro, TN (February, 2013)

• “Managing Diversity for International Managers,” Training Workshop, LG Electronics, Seoul, Korea (July, 2012)

• “Communication Strategy for Young Christian Leaders,” College ministry of Korean church, Seoul, Korea (July, 2011)

• “Effective Communication for Health Care Professionals,” Jeju University Medical School, Jeju, Korea (July, 2010)

• “Understanding Culture and Cross-cultural Adaptation,” Senior School, Nashville, TN (April, 2009)

• “Effective Cross-cultural Adaptation in the U.S.,” Senior School, Nashville, TN (October, 2008)

• “Understanding American Culture,” Senior School, Nashville, TN (April, 2008)

• “Communication to Promote Positive Interpersonal Relationships,” Korean church, Nashville, TN (March, 2009)

• “Promoting Effective Communication Skills among Teachers,” Teacher’s Training Workshop, Korean church, Nashville, TN
(August, 2007)

• “Improving Interpersonal Relationships among Small Groups,” College ministry of Korean church, Nashville, TN
(May, 2008)

• “Effective Communication Skills for Church Leaders,” Annual Church Leader Workshop, Korean church, Nashville, TN
(September 2006/September, 2007)

• “Mass Media and Its Effect on Children,” Korean church, Nashville, TN(December, 2005)

• “Cross-cultural Adaptation for Mission Workers,” Media Mission class, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary,
Fort Worth, TX (February, 2000)

• “Intercultural Communication Competence for Mission Workers,” Media Mission class, Southwestern Baptist Theological
Seminary, Fort Worth, TX (February, 2002)

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Awards

MTSU URECA (Undergraduate Research Experience and Creative Activity) Grant
Middle Tennessee State University (Summer, 2016)

MTSU URECA (Undergraduate Research Experience and Creative Activity) Grant
Middle Tennessee State University (Fall, 2012)

MTSU FIRE (Forensic Institute for Research and Education) Grant
(for new course creation with forensic emphasis)
Middle Tennessee State Uni...

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MTSU URECA (Undergraduate Research Experience and Creative Activity) Grant
Middle Tennessee State University (Summer, 2016)

MTSU URECA (Undergraduate Research Experience and Creative Activity) Grant
Middle Tennessee State University (Fall, 2012)

MTSU FIRE (Forensic Institute for Research and Education) Grant
(for new course creation with forensic emphasis)
Middle Tennessee State University, Forensic Institute for Research and Education (Summer, 2012)

Faculty Development Grant
Middle Tennessee State University, Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs (Spring, 2012)

Academic Year Research Grant (Research fund to support the scholarly/research activity for faculty)
Middle Tennessee State University (Spring, 2009)

Summer Research Grant
Middle Tennessee State University (Summer, 2009)

Funding Liberal Arts Faculty Grant-Writers (Pilot program designed to encourage Liberal Arts
faculty to seek external grant support)
Middle Tennessee State University (Fall, 2008)

H. Wayland Cummings Dissertation Proposal Award
University of Oklahoma, Department of Communication 2001-2002

Graduate College Dissertation Research Grants
University of Oklahoma, 2002

Ralph Cooley Memorial Intercultural Research Award
University of Oklahoma, Department of Communication 2000-2001

Graduate Student Senate Travel Grant
University of Oklahoma, 2000

Graduate Student Senate Travel Grant
University of Oklahoma, 1999

 

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Courses

Middle Tennessee State University (2003-Present)

  • MALA 6040 Global Competence: Communication, Culture and Society
  • ORCO 3240 Introduction to Organizational Communication
  • ORCO 4200 Multinational Organization
  • COMM 3560 Intercultural Communication
  • COMM 3560 Intercultural Communication (MTSU campus on-line course/ Regent Online Development Program)
  • COMM 3350 Diversity in Communication
  • COMM 4600 Communication...
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Middle Tennessee State University (2003-Present)

  • MALA 6040 Global Competence: Communication, Culture and Society
  • ORCO 3240 Introduction to Organizational Communication
  • ORCO 4200 Multinational Organization
  • COMM 3560 Intercultural Communication
  • COMM 3560 Intercultural Communication (MTSU campus on-line course/ Regent Online Development Program)
  • COMM 3350 Diversity in Communication
  • COMM 4600 Communication Research Methods
  • COMM 3300 Theory, culture and Film
  • COMM 3220 Small Group Communication
  • COMM 2300 Interpersonal Communication
  • COMM 2200 Fundamentals of Communication
  • COMM4800 Special Topics—Multicultural Forensic Communication


Invited Lectures Overseas for International Programs

• Hanyang University International Summer School (2015)

  -International Business
  -Business Communication
   Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea

• Hanyang University International Summer School (2014)

   -International Business
   -Business Communication
    Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea

• Cyber Hankuk University of Foreign Studies On-line Lecture (2011-2013)

   -Understanding Global Media
    Cyber Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, Korea

• Hanyang Cyber University On-line Lecture (2011-2013)

   -Understanding Mass Media and Pop Culture
   Hanyang Cyber University, Seoul, Korea

• Sookmyung Women’s University Summer School (2011)

  -Leadership and Organizational Communication,
   Sookmyung Women’s University, Seoul, Korea


The University of Oklahoma (2000-2003)

• COMM 1113 Principles of Communication

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