This is a general-audience web version of my CV.
You can view my professional CV for academia here: Wohn-CV

Academic Appointments

+ New Jersey Institute of Technology, Dept. of Informatics (2014- current )
Assistant Professor, Director of Social Interaction Lab
+ Northwestern University (2013-14)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Social Media Lab

+ Ph.D in Media and Information Studies, Michigan State University (2009-13)
+ Master of Liberal Arts (ALM) in Journalism, Harvard University (2007-09)
+ B.A in Journalism, B.A. in Film & Television, Ewha Womans University (1998-02)

Academic Publications
See list of papers

Awards/ Fellowships

NCWIT Mentoring Award for Undergraduate Research (2020)
NSF Future of Work grant (2019)
NSF iCorps mini grant (2019)
Ying Wu College of Computing Teaching Excellence award (2019)
NSF Cyber Human Systems EAGER grant (2018)
NSF iCorps mini grant (2018)
Mozilla Foundation grant (2017)
NSF iCorps mini grant (2017)
New Jersey Institute of Technology Faculty Seed Grant (2016)
CSST Summer Research Institute (2016)
Yahoo Faculty Research and Engagement Program award
Learning Analytics Summer Institute Fellowship (2013)
Korean American Communication Association Outstanding Graduate Student Award (2012)
Summer Social WebShop participant, NSF & Social Media Research Foundation (2012)
Andrew F. Rasmussen Scholarship, Michigan State Univ. (2012)
Excellence Award for Outstanding Scholarship, Teaching, and Citizenship, Dept. of Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media, Michigan State Univ. (2012)
Summer Research Fellowship, College of Communication Arts and Sciences, Michigan State Univ. (2012)
Summer Research Fellowship, College of Communication Arts and Sciences, Michigan State Univ. (2011)
Microsoft Student Research Competition (CHI), 3rd place, ACM. (2010)
Summer Research Fellowship, College of Communication Arts and Sciences, Michigan State Univ. (2010)
SK Telecom Mobile Film Festival, 1st place (2002)


IS448: Measuring the user experience [Quantitative research methods] (Fall 2015, Fall2016, Fall2018), Instructor
IS375:  Understanding the user experience [Qualitative research methods] (Fall, 2014, 2016, 2018; Spring 2015-2017), Instructor
TC401: Social Media and Society (Fall, 2012), Teaching assistant
TC401: Social Media and Society (Summer, 2012), Instructor
TC401: Social media (Fall 2011, Spring 2012), Teaching assistant
TC339: Digital Games and Society (Summer 2011), Instructor
TC339: Digital Games and Society (Spring 2010, Spring 2011), Teaching assistant, Guest lecturer
TC239: Science Fiction, Communication & Technology (Spring 2011), Teaching assistant
TC100: The Information Society (Fall 2010), Teaching assistant, Discussion section leader

Professional Experience- New Media/ Media Production

Communications intern at the Berkman Center (2007-08)
Co-Director/ screenplay writer for mobile movie “Who” (2002)
Media assistant for S. Korean presidential candidate Lee Hoi-chang (2002)
CEO of Wohn Media (2001-03)
Founding member of, hyperlocal social network website for Ewha Univ. (2001)
Founder of Ewha Voice online, university English newspaper (1999)

Professional Experience- Journalism

2009-11    Editor of Play As Life
2010, 12    Contributing Reporter for Nature Medicine
2008-09   Writer for Suite101
2008         Editorial Intern/ Correspondent for HarvardScience
2005-08   Contributing Reporter for Science
2003-07   Staff writer for International Herald Tribune- Joongang Daily
2002         Publisher & Editor-in-chief for magazine Yvette
2000         Editor-in-chief of in-flight magazine, The World’s Seoul
1998-01    Reporter for university English newspaper Ewha Voice

Design / Publishing
2005   Publisher, designer for book “Globetrotting Honeymoon”
2002   Print designer for International Robot Soccer Federation
2002   Editor of medical newsletter iEye
2002   Consultant for KBS International’s English newsletter
2000   Editor of several tour guides commissioned by the Korean government

2009     Assistant Stage Director for Verdi’s Otello, Lowell House Opera
2007-08    Pianist/Videographer for Harvard Law School Drama Society
2002     Screenwriter/ Director of mobile phone movie WHO
2000     Producer/Director for adapted musical Jekyll & Hyde in Korea
1999     Lyricist for ‘The Grinder’, ‘Black Sun’, ‘Machine Messiah’, ‘I’ve Got Nothing,’ ‘Go with the light’ in album Monocrom by Crom
1998     Lyricist for ‘1999’ in album “Crom’s Techno Works” by Crom

Translating & Copywriting
98-07   Freelance translator for Pantransnet
2002    Translator for English Web team of Chosun Ilbo
99-00   Copywriter for Westin Chosun Hotel, Sejong Hotel, Galleria Department Store
+Major projects include Samsung Electronics Annual Report, Seoul Metropolitan City Government, Korea Tourism Organization brochures, NC Soft’s Lineage 2, LG Insurance Annual Report, Ritz Carlton Hotel Las Vegas

One response to “CV

  1. Dr. Yvette Wohn,

    I’m working for Nokia’s and we released today a press release about renowned Cyber law scholar, Jonathan Zittrain, who is featured on about his “big idea” that ubiquitous human computing will transcend geography.

    You can review the press release here:

    We’re hoping you might check out the embedded short video interview of Jonathan Zittrain (featured in the press release) and explore the topic of ubiquitous human computing on the website. We’d like your feedback and certainly appreciate any blogging or writing you do on the subject of ubiquitous human computing as proposed by Zittrain and referencing

    Any questions please let me know.

    Many thanks!

    Byron Gordon
    Account Executive
    San Francisco, CA 94107

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