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Choi CV 1 EDUCATION Ph.D. University of Missouri, Department of Communication 2017 (anticipated) Major: Communication; Emphasis: Mass Media Dissertation: Splashing pink in technology: Expanding digital literacy education by Identifying motivation, creativity, and gender differences among youths in social media production *Status: data analysis Advisor/chair: Dr. Elizabeth (Lissa) Behm-Morawitz Committee: Dr. Ben Warner, Dr. Brian Houston, and Dr. Joi Moore M.A. DePaul University, College of Communication 2012 Major: Media and Cinema Studies; Emphasis: Digital Media Thesis: Transitioning from Angry Birds to learning birds: Evaluating the educational value of apps through The Adventure of Mia and Ed Advisor: Dr. Paul Booth B.A. University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), Department of Communication 2010 Major: Communication; Emphasis: Media ACADEMIC APPOINTMENT 2013-present Graduate Teaching Assistant Department of Communication, University of Missouri RESEARCH INTERESTS Digital literacy education Digital production New technologies Social media Media effects User-generated content Creativity STEAM RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS Choi, G. Y. (in press). Transitioning from apps to apportunities for students: Examining the educational value of app production. Journal of New Media and Culture. Behm-Morawitz, E., Choi, G. Y. & Miller, B. (in press). Psychological perspectives on the impact of marketing and media on ethnic groups. In A. Blum (Ed.), Social issues in living color: Challenges and solutions from the perspective of ethnic minority psychology. (Forthcoming from Praeger Books). 1008 S. College Ave APT 102 Columbia, MO 65201 Phone: (847) 962-4222 Email: grace.choi@mail.missouri.edu Website: www.gracefulchoices.com http://www.gracefulchoices.com/Choi CV 2 Choi, G. Y. & Behm-Morawitz, E. (2016). Teach me about yourself(ie): Exploring selfie-takers technology usage and digital literacy skills. Psychology of Popular Media Culture, 5(4). doi:10.1037/ppm0000130 Choi, G. Y. (2016). Who run the music? Girls!: Examining the construction of female digital musicians online presence. Popular Music & Society, 40(4). doi:10.1080/03007766.2016.1174419 Behm-Morawitz, E., Lewallen, J., & Choi, G. (2016). A second chance at health: How a 3D virtual world can improve health self-efficacy for weight loss management among adults. Cyberpsychology, Behavior & Social Networking, 19(2), 74-79. doi:10.1089/cyber.2015.0317 Choi, G. Y. (2015). [Book Review] The app generation: How todays youth navigate identity, intimacy, and imagination in a digital world. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 92(3), 755-757. doi:10.1177/1077699015595634e MANUSCRIPTS UNDER REVIEW Choi, G. Y. & Behm-Morawitz, E. (Under review). Giving a new makeover to STEAM education: YouTube Beauty Gurus as digital literacy educators. Computers in Human Behavior. Choi, G. Y. & Lewallen, J. M. (Under review). Say Instagram, kids!: Examining sharenting and representations of children on Instagram. Social Media + Society. Choi, G. Y. (Under review). A story time in lecture video: Examining entertainment education in online education. Distance Education. RESEARCH IN PROGRESS Hoffswell, J. M. & Choi, G. Y. (Editing). The battle of tablet vs. controller: Analyzing presence, enjoyment, and effort justification in different technology platforms. Choi, G. Y. & Behm-Morawitz, E. (Recruitment). And how does that make you feel? Analyzing Twitter as digital self-therapy for cyberbullying victims. Choi, G. Y. (Editing). TL;DR watch, travel, and learn: Identifying educational value of travel vlogs. GRANTS Knight Foundation ($35,000), PI: Edward McCain (Journalism Digital News Archive Initiative), Role: Research Assistant. INVITED PRESENTATIONS Choi, G. Y. (October 5, 2016). Preparing for graduate school, Lambda Pi Eta, University of Missouri. Choi, G. Y. (August 30, 2016). Majoring in Communication and studying mass media, First Year Student Residence Hall Event, University of Missouri. Choi, G. Y. & Compton, C. (March 18, 2016). Giving a talk about research & using visual aids, McNair Scholars Workshop, University of Missouri. http://psycnet.apa.org/doi/10.1037/ppm0000130http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/03007766.2016.1174419#.V5Jrw6788Uwhttp://online.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/cyber.2015.0317http://jmq.sagepub.com/content/92/3/755.full.pdf+htmlChoi CV 3 Choi, G. Y. (February 16, 2016). Online celebrities. New Technologies and Communication (Communication 4688), University of Missouri. Choi, G. Y. (November 5, 2015). Online celebrities. New Technologies and Communication (Communication 4688), University of Missouri. Choi, G. Y. (2014). Social media online video lecture (Communication 2100), University of Missouri. MEDIA APPEARANCE Choi, G. Y. (May, 2016). Who run the music? Girls! Examining the construction of female digital musicians online presence. Taylor & Francis Newsroom. http://newsroom.taylorandfrancisgroup.com/news/press-release/rpms-who-run-the-music-girls#.V66CGEWs1zw Choi, G. Y. (February 23, 2015). Selfies and online self-presentation. The Harbinger. http://smeharbinger.net/features/express-your-selfie RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS Choi, G. Y. (2016, November). TL;DR click, watch, engage, and learn: Improving online education through entertainment education. Paper presented in the Human Communication and Technology Division, National Communication Association, Philadelphia, PA. Choi, G. Y. & Behm-Morawitz, E. (2016, November). Teach me about yourself(ie): Examining selfie-takers digital literacy skills. Paper presented in the Mass Communication Division, National Communication Association, Philadelphia, PA. Hoffswell, J. M. & Choi, G. Y. (2016, April). The battle of tablet vs. controller: Analyzing presence, enjoyment, and effort justification in different technology platforms. Paper presented in the Media Studies Interests Group, Central States Communication Association, Grand Rapids, MI. Choi, G. Y. & Behm-Morawitz, E. (2015, November). Giving a new makeover to STEAM education: YouTube beauty gurus as digital literacy education. Paper presented in the Mass Communication Division, National Communication Association, Las Vegas, NV. Choi, G. Y. & Lewallen, J. M. (2015, November). Say Instagram, kids!: Examining sharenting and digital representations of children. Paper presented in the Human Communication and Technology Division, National Communication Association, Las Vegas, NV. Choi, G. Y. (2015, April). Gurus gurus on YouTube, what makes me the fairest of them all? Establishing YouTube beauty gurus as digital educators (part 1). Paper presented in the Popular Culture Interest Group, Central States Communication Association, Madison, WI. Choi, G. Y. (2014, April). Transitioning from Angry Birds to learning birds: Evaluating the educational value of app technology. Paper presented in the Media Studies Interests Group, Central States Communication Association, Minneapolis, MN. Choi, G. Y. (2014, March). Tell me a story digitally: Examining benefits of using digital storytelling as an educational tool. Paper presented at the 31st Annual Research & Creative Activities Forum. Columbia, MO. http://newsroom.taylorandfrancisgroup.com/news/press-release/rpms-who-run-the-music-girls#.V66CGEWs1zwhttp://newsroom.taylorandfrancisgroup.com/news/press-release/rpms-who-run-the-music-girls#.V66CGEWs1zwhttp://smeharbinger.net/features/express-your-selfieChoi CV 4 Choi, G. Y. (2013, March). Once upon a time, in a digital story: Teaching and learning through digital storytelling. Paper and project presented in the Virtual Identities and Self-Promotion Area, Popular Culture Association National Conference, Washington, DC. Choi, G. Y. (2012, October). True life: Sixteen and a documentary watcher; expanding documentary genre to a younger generation. Paper presented in the Documentary Area, Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference, Columbus, OH. Choi, G. Y. (2012, April). Goo goo ga ga for a Ferragamo handbag: How Suri Cruise and Shiloh Jolie-Pitt are setting new standards for children. Paper presented in the Celebrity Area, Popular Culture Association National Conference, Boston, MA. TEACHING ACTIVITES COURSES DEVELOPMENT Communication 3310: Message Design and Writing for the Media: redeveloped course syllabus and materials to focus on social media production COURSES TAUGHT University of Missouri (2013-present) Communication 3310: Message Design and Writing for the Media o Spring 2016; Fall 2016 o Course Instructor; Class size: 20 o An advanced undergraduate production course that focuses on creating creative content (blog posts, tweets, infographics, social media business campaigns) on various social media platforms. Students learn to utilize social media analytic tools and software to engage in digital storytelling, curation, branding, and marketing. Communication 2100: Online Media Communication in Society o Summer 2016 o Course Instructor; Class size: 25 o 100% online on Blackboard: an introduction to the development and impact of media communications and its technologies on American society. Students focus on developing media literacy skills by analyzing media texts and engaging various discussions online. Communication 2100: Media Communication in Society o Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015 o Lab instructor; Class size: 25-30 (10 lab sections over 4 semesters) o Lead TA/Honors Lab Instructor - Spring 2015, Fall 2015 o An introduction to the development and impact of media communications and its technologies on American society. Students focus on developing media literacy skills by discussing about media topics, identifying media trends, and creating a web TV series promo for their own show. Communication 2100: Public Speaking o Fall 2013, Summer 2014, Spring 2016 o Course Instructor; Class size: 25 (4 sections over 3 semesters) Choi CV 5 o An introduction to the principles and the process of speech communication in small group and public speaking situations. Students develop and present speeches including impromptu, informative, persuasive, and group speeches. MEDIA PRODUCTION 2015 75th COMM Week logo and promotional material design. Illustrator docs. 2014 Memory, Travel, and Online. (www.vimeo.com/user23276127). Video. 2012 Thesis project: The Adventure of Mia and Ed. Android app. 2012 I Am Digital story. 3 minutes 25 seconds. Video. 2011 Words. Stop motion about cyberbullying (3:34). Video. 2011 www.gracefulchoice.com. Online comments awareness. Website. 2011 Toddler Vogue. Childrens fashion magazine. PDF. 2011 Love @ Click of a Button. Audio documentary (9:52). AIFF. SKILLS Illustrator, Photoshop, SPSS, WordStat, Adobe Premiere Pro, Final Cut Express, Audacity, Prezi, Microsoft Office, Google Drive and Apps, Social Media SERVICE DEPARTMENT 2016-present Assistant to Department Chair, MU Department of Communication 2016-present Communication Coordinator for Media Diversity Center, MU Department of Communication 2014-present Assistant to Director of Graduate Studies, MU Department of Communication 2013-present Association of Communication Graduate Students (ACGS) 2016 Undergraduate Coder Trainer for a content analysis project, MU Department of Communication 2015-2016 Fundraising Committee Member, ACGS 2015 Graduate Partnering for Success Mentor, MU Department of Communication 2015 COMM Week Graphic Designer, MU Department of Communication 2014 Honorarium Speaker Mass Media Representative, ACGS 2010 Secretary, The Communication Society, UIC Department of Communication NATIONAL 2016-present Data Analyst/Board Member, Kansas City Women in Technology 2016-present Graduate Student Representative, Mass Communication Division, NCA 2016-present PR Committee Member, Media Literacy Week 2016 2016 Judge, Best of the Web/Best of Digital 2016 competition (AEJMC) 2016 Reviewer, Mass Communication Division, 2016 NCA conference http://www.vimeo.com/user23276127Choi CV 6 2016 Reviewer, Asian/Pacific American Communication Studies Division, 2016 NCA conference 2016 Reviewer, Student Section Division, 2016 NCA conference 2015 Reviewer, Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly 2015 Reviewer, Graduate Student Caucus, 2016 CSCA conference 2015 Volunteer, Convention Usher, 2015 NCA conference 2015 Reviewer, GIFTS Division, 2015 NCA conference 2014 Reviewer, Media Studies Interest Group, 2015 CSCA conference 2014 Reviewer, Graduate Student Caucus, 2015 CSCA conference 2014 Reviewer, Student Section, 2014 NCA conference 2014 Chair, Media Studies Interest Group, 2014 CSCA conference 2014 Conference Day Leader, 2014 Console-ing Passions conference 2014 Chair, 2014 Console-ing Passions conference 2014 Chair, 2014 Research & Creative Activities Forum 2013 Reviewer, Media Studies Interest Group, 2014 CSCA conference 2012 Digital Story Workshop Facilitator, Chicago International Charter School PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS National Communication Association (NCA) National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) Central States Communication Association (CSCA) AWARDS AND HONORS 2015 NCA Student Travel Grant Award Recipient ($275), NCA 2014 Highest Teaching Evaluation for Communication 1200 (Summer 2014) 2013-2014 Outstanding Teaching Commendation for Communication 1200, MU Department of Communication (Fall 2013, Summer 2014) 2012 Travel Grant Award Recipient ($200), DePaul University 2011 Creative and Comprehensive Lesson Plans Award, Summa Cum Laude Early Learning Center 2005-2009 Deans List (Fall 2005, Spring 2006, Fall 2009), UIC 2007 Most Outstanding Leader, Illinois State Resident Assistant Association 2007 Honors College, UIC 2006-2007 Resident Assistant of the Month (Sep 2006, Feb 2007), UIC 2006 The National Society of Collegiate Scholars 2006 Phi Eta Sigma Freshman Honor Society, UIC NON-ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT Choi CV 7 2008-2013 Social Media Coordinator/Waitress, Sushi O Sushi Restaurant 2010 Social Media/Research Coordinator Intern, Dreams for Kids Non-profit 2009-2010 Teachers Assistant, Summa Cum Laude Early Learning Center 2008-2009 Orientation Leader, UIC Student Affairs 2006-2008 Resident Assistant, UIC Campus Housing 2006-2007 Camp Counselor, Maine-Niles Association of Special Recreation 2003-2006 America Reads Tutor, UIC

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