David Oh

David Oh

David Oh (he/him/his) joined the Communications Department of the Newhouse School in Spring 2024 as an associate professor. He will teach classes in media and diversity and cultural theory. 

Prior to joining Syracuse University, Oh was a professor of communication arts at Ramapo College of New Jersey from 2013-23, where he taught course on media, audiences and identity as well as research methods. Before Ramapo, he taught as special assistant professor at Colorado State University and as a visiting professor at Villanova University.

Oh’s research focuses on Asian American representations in popular and digital culture; Asian American identities and media; othering in Korean media culture; and transnational and diasporic reception of Korea popular culture. He is the author of "Navigating White news: Asian American Journalists at Work" (2023); "Whitewashing the movies: White subjectivity and Asian erasure in US film culture" (2022); and "Second- generation Korean Americans and transnational media: Diasporic identifications" (2015). He's also the author of nearly 40 refereed journal articles, an edited book and 10 book chapters. 

During the 2018-2018 academic year, Oh was a Fulbright Senior Scholar at HankukUniversity of Foreign Studies in South Korea. He has won multiple top paper awards from various divisions of the National Communication Association and was the inaugural recipient of the Asian/Pacific American Caucus and Asian/Pacific Communication Studies Division Faculty Mentorship Award in 2019.

Oh was the recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Commitment Award by the Center for Civic and Community Engagement at Ramapo College of New Jersey in 2015.

He earned a Ph.D. in mass communications in 2007 and an M.A. in broadcast journalism in 2000 from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School; a B.A. in psychology in 1996 from Baylor University; and a certificate of completion in Korean Language from Yonsei University in 2002.