Kim Yeonsoo


Associate Professor, CFI Faculty Associate
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Dr. Yeonsoo Kim is an associate professor in the School of Communication Studies, and a faculty associate of scholarship programs for the Center for Faculty Innovation at James Madison University. She earned her B.A. and M.A. in journalism from Ewha Women’s University, Seoul, Korea, and earned another M.A. and Ph.D. in mass communication with an emphasis on public relations from the University of Florida.

She both founded and serves as a faculty director of Bluestone Communications, JMU’s new student-run public relations agency, and advises the campus chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA). Her research interests include corporate social responsibility, strategic communication and social media strategies for public relations, and communication campaigns.

Her published articles can be found in major public relations and business ethics journals, including the Journal of Public Relations, Public Relations Review, Journal of Business Ethics, Corporate Communication: An International Journal, Journal of Promotion Management, and Journalism Studies. Dr. Kim is a recipient of the 2017-2018 Lambda Pi Eta SCOM Professor of the Year award.

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