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School of Communication and Media
Associate Prof.
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UHB 3022
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Jae Sik Ha earned his Ph.D. in Mass Communications from the School of Journalism, Indiana University at Bloomington, in July 2013. He received his M.A. in Media Theory & Research from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in August 2009. He teaches media theories, social media, fake news, and international communication. His research focuses on the relationships between media and society, including global journalism, political communication, and news sociology. In 2020, he received the Faculty Excellent Award in Scholarship from the College of Liberal Arts and Science at UIS. In 2015, he was given the Asian Journal of Communication Best Paper Award from the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). In 2016, he received the ICD Teaching Contest Award from AEJMC’s International Communication Division. In 2014, he was selected as a teaching fellow at the Scripps Howard Journalism Entrepreneurship Institute at Arizona State University. He has published peer-reviewed research articles in academic journals, such as The Social Science Journal, International Communication Gazette, Journal of Gender Studies, Journalism Practice, Atlantic Journal of Communication, Newspaper Research Journal, International Communication Research Journal, and Asian Communication Research.