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 third-year PhD candidate from La Mirada, California where he was raised by Korean immigrants. Prior to coming to West Virginia University, Matt served in the United States Army as an infantryman for four years. 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 representation in the media and military veterans’ 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, dissent, jealousy expression, motivation, race-focused and race-reimaged research, self-determination theory, and well-being. To study these topics, I use various latent variable modeling techniques such as factor analysis, latent growth curve modeling, and mixture modeling aimed toward producing substantive-methodological synergies.