Loyola University Chicago

School of Communication

Faculty & Staff Directory

Taeyoung Kim, PhD

Title/s:  Assistant Professor

Specialty Area: Dialogic Communication, Social Legitimacy, Public Support, Sustainability, Issue Management, Multiple Stakeholder Relationships, Strategic Communication, Social Media Strategies, Risk and Crisis Communication

Office #:  School of Communication 210

Phone: 312.915.6091

Email: tkim18@luc.edu


Taeyoung Kim is an assistant professor of public relations in the School of Communication, Loyola University Chicago. Taeyoung is completing her PhD in the Media School (formerly the School of Journalism) at Indiana University.

Before seeking her PhD degree, she spent eight years working as a graduate researcher at Ewha Womans University as well as working as a PR practitioner at Fleishman-Hillard Korea. During the period of her career, Taeyoung has provided strategic communication and public relations counsel to both public- and private-sector organizations. 

Her research interests include various topics in the field of public relations and strategic organizational communication including, but not limited to, dialogic communication, legitimacy management, social media effectiveness, and risk and crisis communication.


PhD, Mass Communication, The Media School, Indiana University

M.A. Communication, Ewha Womans University

B.A. Advertising and Public Relations, Ewha Womans University

B.B.A. Business Administration, Ewha Womans University

Courses Taught

Introduction to Public Relations and Public Affairs

Public Relations Research & Planning

Public Relations Campaigns