What she teaches...
Soo Yeon Hong teaches introductory graphic design, social media, visual communications theory, and multimedia storytelling courses to undergraduate, graduate, and military students. She brings into the classroom an unusual element of diversity, given her Ph.D. training in communications from Newhouse, her PR and graphic design expertise gained in her earlier professional career, and her creative writing skills learned from National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning authors.
Hong holds a Ph.D. in mass communications from Newhouse and an M.F.A. in creative writing-fiction from Boston University, where she was awarded the 2012 Saul Bellow Prize in Fiction. She has taught at Boston University and Virginia Commonwealth University, in addition to Syracuse University, where she also teaches in Communications@Syracuse. Hong was a marketer at LG, a graphic designer at Time and Health magazines and an editorial assistant to the co-editor for Communications Research journal. She was a semifinalist for the 2014-2015 Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center Fellowship.