Min-Sun Kim

Min-Sun Kim

Min-Sun Kim (Professor) received her Ph.D. from Michigan State University in 1992. She received her B.A. degree from Ewha Women’s University in Korea, and her M.A. degree from the University of Maryland. She served as the Chair of the Intercultural and Development Communication Division of the International Communication Association and the President of the Korean American Communication Association. She is the author of Non-Western Perspectives on Human Communication: Implications for Theory and Practice (2002). Her research has focused on the role of cognition in conversational styles among people of different cultural orientations. She has written on requesting styles, re-requesting styles, communication motivation, conflict management, deception, health behaviors in various cultural contexts, and the influence of the self on many other communication behaviors. Her most recent work is in the area of cultural relativity of communication theories.

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Ph.D. in Communication (Michigan State University, 1992)
M.A. in Journalism (University of Maryland, 1987)
B.A. in Journalism (Ewha Women’s University, South Korea, 1985)


Courses Taught

Undergraduate Courses

    • COMG 151: Personal and Public Speech
    • COMG 185: Multicultural Communication Skills
    • COMG 301: Introduction to Communicological Theories
    • COMG 302: Research Methods
    • COMG 321: Speech for Classroom Teachers
    • COMG 350: Interpersonal Relations
    • COMG 352: Group Decision Making
    • COMG 354: Group Processes
    • COMG 364: Persuasion
    • COMG 385: Culture and Communication
    • COMG 386: Special Topic in Culture & Communication
    • COMG 455: Conflict Resolution

Graduate Courses

    • COMG 601: Introduction to Speech Communication Theories
    • COMG 602: Research Methods in Speech
    • COMG 697: Research on Culture and Communication
    • COMG 764: Seminar in Persuasion and Influence
    • COMG 785: Research on Intercultural Communication



Office: George Hall 331
Phone: 808.956.8202
Fax: 808.956.3947
E-mail: kmin@hawaii.edu