DaJung (DJ) Woo
DaJung (DJ) Woo is an Assistant Professor in the School of Communication Studies at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She joined UT in 2017 after receiving her Ph.D. at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB), where she was a UC Regents' Fellow and conducted a NSF-supported dissertation research project on interorganizational collaboration in urban planning.
Her research examines how people across different organizational, occupational, and cultural boundaries can work together effectively while maintaining (and appreciating) their differences instead of assimilating. She is also interested in communication processes, both online and offline, that impact individuals' (dis)identification with their social groups, professions, and/or organizations. Her research has been acknowledged through several top paper awards at national and international conferences, and featured in publication outlets including Western Journal of Communication and Journal of Business Ethics.
In the classroom, Dr. Woo strives to help students become independent thinkers and prepared organizational members through group collaboration activities and analytic writing assignments. In Fall 2017, she will be teaching CMST352: Communication Theory and is looking forward to discussing how theory can inform and be informed by "real-world" communication practices in interpersonal, group, and organizational contexts.
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
M.A., Kansas State University
B.A., Ewha Womans University (Seoul, South Korea)