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Department ofCommunication

David Jeong

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David C. Jeong

Assistant Professor

B.A., Communication Studies, UCLA (2009)

Ed.M., Mind Brain & Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education (2011)

Ph.D., Communication, USC Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism (2017)

Post-doctoral Scholar, Computer Science, Northeastern College of Computer & Information Science (2017-2018)

Post-doctoral Scholar, USC Institute for Creative Technologies; USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism (2018-2020)

David C. Jeong is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication. He studies VR/XR, social media, and morality. At SCU, he teaches classes in Technology and Communication, Quantitative Methods, Media Psychology. He also plans to teach classes on VR Design, social media analytics, and social media ethics. His work is published in Annals of Behavioral Medicine, Computers in Human Behavior, Health Communication, Journal of Health Communication, Journal of Medical Internet Research, Psychological Inquiry, the Proceedings of the Autonomous Agents and MultiAgent Systems, and the Proceedings of the International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents

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 lofi music.

He leads the M 3 Lab, which researches the psychological and ethical understandings of human-computer-interaction (HCI), namely in virtual environments (e.g., VR) and social media platforms. He prioritizes student mentorship and early career development, and is excited to work actively with students at SCU, inclusive to all majors, background, or training. If you are interested in working with the M 3 Lab, please reach out.

Pronouns: he/him/his


Technology and Communication (COMM 12), Quantitative Research Methods (COMM 110)