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Department ofCommunication

David Jeong

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David C. Jeong
Assistant Professor

B.A., Communication Studies, UCLA

Ed.M., Mind Brain & Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Ph.D., Communication, USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism

Post-doctoral Scholar, Computer Science, Northeastern College of Computer & Information Science

Post-doctoral Scholar, USC Institute for Creative Technologies; USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism 


David C. Jeong is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication. He researches VR/XR, social media, and morality. At SCU, he teaches classes in Technology and Communication, Quantitative Methods, Media Psychology, and VR Design. Learn more about Jeong’s classes at SCU here.

Jeong leads the Santa Clara Media Lab, which is a collaborative research group investigating media technologies (social media, VR, games) from both a critical and data-driven perspective. The primary topics of research include but are not limited to: social media metrics, social media motivations and trends across each platform, platform governance, free speech, and hate speech, and human computer interaction. The Media Lab critically examines contemporary trends and messages, critiques the ethics and design of emerging technologies, as well as examines bias, hate speech, and toxicity on social media and online communities (e.g., games). Please contact Dr. Jeong if you are a student interested in joining the Santa Clara Media Lab.

Jeong is one of the faculty co-directors of the WAVE+Imaginarium Lab, SCU’s hub of high performance computing, VR/AR/XR, visualization, and digital humanities. Learn more about the Imaginarium here

He also enjoys studying law, particularly the implications of social media platform governance and algorithms on First Amendment law. He enjoys playing and developing games, watching baseball, and listening to lo-fi music.

Pronouns: he/him/his

  • Technology and Communication (COMM 12) - F21, S22
  • Quantitative Research Methods (COMM 110) - W22
  • Media Psychology (COMM 113A) - W22
  • VR Design (COMM 169) - S22