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 the life cycle of organizational membership at two levels of analysis. First, she studies how individuals experience joining, becoming part of, and leaving organizations. Second, she studies how groups and organizations can join, stay involved, and exit interorganizational collaborations successfully. She finds these processes interesting because our interest in becoming affiliated with certain organizations is neither inevitable nor inherent. She believes that it is through our communication that we develop interests in joining or partnering with certain organizations, and it is also communication that allows us to navigate how to go about gaining (or ending) the memberships.
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 2018, she will be teaching CMST352: Communication Theory and CMST442: Organizational Communication Processes.
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara
M.A., Kansas State University
B.A., Ewha Womans University (Seoul, South Korea)