Newhouse Welcomes Back Alumnus David Oh, Returning as 12th New Full-Time Faculty Member in 2023-24 

David Oh, an alumnus of the Ph.D. and master’s programs at Newhouse, will return to his alma mater in the spring as an associate professor of communications. He will teach classes in media and diversity and cultural theory.  

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David Oh

Oh arrives from Ramapo College of New Jersey, where he taught courses on media, audiences and identity, as well as research methods. Oh’s research focuses on topics including Asian American representations in popular and digital culture and Asian American identities and media.  

He is the author of “Whitewashing the Movies: Asian Erasure and White Subjectivity in U.S. Film Culture” (2022) and “Second- Generation Korean Americans and Transnational Media: Diasporic Identifications,” along with over 30 journal articles and other works.  

Oh was a Fulbright Senior Scholar at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies in South Korea in 2017-18. He earned a Ph.D. in mass communications from Newhouse in 2007 and a master’s in broadcast journalism (now the broadcast and digital journalism program) in 2000. Oh also holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Baylor University and a certificate of completion in Korean Language from Yonsei University.  

Newhouse welcomed 11 new full-time faculty members in the Fall 2023 semester.