Matt Shin (신근영)
PhD Candidate (ABD; PhD anticipated in 2023)
Department of Communication Studies
West Virginia University
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Matt Shin is a PhD candidate currently on the job market. He is from Southern California where he was born and raised by Korean immigrants. Prior to attending West Virginia University, Matt served in the United States Army as an infantryman. He attended California State University, Fullerton where he earned his BA in American studies studying how military veterans of color helped desegregate Orange County, California and his MA in human communication studies studying Asian American stereotypes in the media and military veterans’ communication experiences in the college classroom.
Broadly speaking, my research interests center around communication experiences in close relationships and higher education contexts. Specifically, my substantive areas of interest include attachment, jealousy expression, motivation, race-focused and race-reimaged constructs, self-determination theory, and well-being.
To study these topics, I use various latent variable modeling techniques such as factor analysis (e.g., bifactor exploratory structural equation modeling framework), longitudinal structural equation modeling (e.g., latent growth curve modeling), and mixture modeling (e.g., latent profile/class analysis) aimed toward producing substantive-methodological synergies, which incorporate the latest advancements in statistical modeling to more creatively and thoroughly explore substantive issues.