Jung-Min Hong, Ph.D.

Department of Political Science
University of Cincinnati
1110 Crosley Tower
PO Box 210375
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0389
Office: (513) 556-3300

Home Address:
10930 Brookgreen Ct.
Cincinnati, OH 45242
Cell: (513) 214-8253
Email: hongji@mail.uc.edu
http://www.jungminhong.com

Teaching Interests
American Politics and Government, Congress and Presidency, Political Parties, Campaigns and Elections,
Public Opinion, Polls and Politics, Political Inquiry, Research Methods, Survey Research, Public Administration,
American Foreign Policy, Comparative Politics, Politics of East Asia, Korean Politics

Research Interests
Political Polarization, Congress and Presidency, Divided Government, Parties and Elections, Public Opinion,
Independent Voters, Political Campaigns, and Political Participation

Professional Positions
• Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Cincinnati, Aug. 2015 to present
• Instructor, Department of Political Science, University of Cincinnati, Jan 2011 to Aug. 2015
• Teaching Assistant, Department of Political Science, University of Cincinnati, Sep. 2007 to May 2013
• Researcher, Korean Legislative Studies Institute. Korean National Assembly, June 2003 to Feb. 2004
• Internship, Committee on Finance and Economy, Korean National Assembly, June 2003 to Dec. 2003
• Graduate Assistant, Department of Political Science, Hankuk Univ. of Foreign Studies, Mar 2002 to June 2003
• Staff Sergeant, Military Service in Republic of Korea Air Force, South Korea, Jan. 1996 to July 1998

Education
• Ph.D., Political Science, University of Cincinnati, Aug. 2015
Dissertation Title: Political Polarization and Independent Voters in American Politics
My dissertation analyzed how the party polarization in the U.S. Congress has affected American voters,
particularly independents’ political attitudes and participation. My research shows that the elite partisan
polarization in Congress has allowed independent voters to understand party differences more easily,
which has helped independents achieve greater political efficacy. As a result, the elite partisan
polarization has increased independents’ political participation in campaigns and voter turnout. For the
research, I used multiple and logistic regression and a structural equation modeling to analyze American
National Election Studies data from 1960-2012.
Dissertation Committee: Dr. Stephen T. Mockabee (Advisor), Dr. Andrew R. Lewis, Dr. Barbara A. Bardes
• M.A., Political Science, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, Korea, Feb. 2004
Thesis: Powers and Roles of the Speaker of the Korean National Assembly (Advisor: Dr. Chung-Hee Lee)
• B.A., summa cum laude, Political Science, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, Korea, Feb. 2002
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Teaching Experience at the University of Cincinnati
As an Adjunct Professor (2015~2016):
• POL 2019 The American Presidency
• POL 2012 American Political Parties
• POL 2026 Introduction to Public Administration
As an Instructor (2011~2015):
• POL 1010 Introduction to American Politics & Government
• POL 1060 Introduction to Comparative Politics
• POL 3000 Political Inquiry: Approach and Methods/ SPSS for Political Analysis
As a Teaching Assistant (2007~2010):
• Introduction to American Politics & Government
• Political Inquiry: Approaches and Methods
• Electing Presidents in the U.S.
• The U.S. Congress
• Regional Politics of Asia
• Senior Project: Capstone-Political Satire

Conference Presentations
• “Elite Partisan Polarization and Independents’ Political Attitudes and Participation,” Paper presented at the
annual conference of the Midwest Political Science Association. Chicago, IL. April 2015.
• “The Changing Independent Voters in the Party Polarization Era,” Paper presented at the annual conference of
the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research. Chicago, IL. Nov 2014.
• “Partisan Polarization and Independent Voters’ Political Participation,” Paper presented at the annual conference
of the Midwest Political Science Association. Chicago, IL. April 2014.
• “Partisan Polarization and Independents’ Political Participation,” Paper presented at the annual Midwest
Graduate Research Symposium. Toledo, OH. Mar 2014.
• “Partisan Polarization and Independent Voters’ Political Attitudes,” Poster presented at the annual Graduate
Poster Forum. University of Cincinnati, OH. Feb 2014.
• “Partisan Polarization and Independents’ Campaign Participation and Voter Turnout,” Paper presented at the
annual conference of the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research. Chicago, IL. Nov 2013.
• “The Effect of the Party Polarization on Independents’ Political Participation,” Paper presented at the annual
conference of the Midwest Political Science Association. Chicago, IL. April 2013.
• “The Elite Polarization and Independents’ Political Attitudes and Turnout to Vote,” Paper presented at the
annual Midwest Graduate Research Symposium. University of Toledo, OH. April 2013.
• “Political Polarization and Independents’ Political Attitudes and Participation,” Poster presented at the annual
conference of the Midwest Political Science Association. Chicago, IL. April 2012.

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Publication
• Jungmin Hong. 2015. “The Changing Independent Voters in American Politics.” Journal of Comparative
Democratic Studies 11:2. Seoul, Korea. 5-43.
• Jungmin Hong, 2004. “Powers and roles of the Speaker of the Korean National Assembly,” A Study for the
Improvement of the Managerial System of the Korean National Assembly. The Korea Legislative Studies
Institute in the Korean National Assembly, Seoul, Korea. 276-330.

Work in Progress
• “Party Polarization and Independents’ Political Attitudes and Participation”
• “Party Polarization and Independents’ Voting Behavior in the 2008, 2010 and 2012 presidential election”
• “Party Polarization and the Effect of Political Campaigns on Independent Voters”
• “Comparison of the Effect of Party Polarization on Presidential Elections in the U.S. and South Korea”

Additional Training / Professional Development
• Certificate in Online Teaching Strategies, University of Cincinnati, March. 2015.
- Certification requirements:
Successful Completion of the Online Teaching Strategies Course
Course Contents: How to design an effective online course
How to use eLearning tools that support learning in the virtual classroom
How to establish faculty presence in an online course
How to communicate effectively between the online instructor and the online student
How to satisfy the online students’ needs and expectations
Facilitators: Dawn Clineman, MS, Associate Director of Online Learning,
Carolyne Stoll, MA, Senior Instructional Designer,
Center for Educational Technology and Instructional Support, University of Cincinnati
• Certificate in Preparing Future Faculty, University of Cincinnati, Dec. 2014.
- Certification requirements:
Successful Completion of two Graduate Courses: Teaching Effectiveness (3 credits) and
The Academic Job Search Process Colloquium (2 credits).
Graduate Teaching Enhancement/Professional Development Workshops (5 attended)
Reading Groups (2 attended as a participant, 1 attended as a leader)
Mentoring Experience (40 hours completed, Mentor: Dr. Edward Kwon, Associate Professor in the
Department of Political Science at Northern Kentucky University)
• Certificate in Public Opinion and Survey Research, University of Cincinnati, May 2009.
- Certification requirements:
Successful Completion of 23 Credits of Graduate Curriculum:
Courses: Pro-Seminar in Public Opinion, Pro-Seminar Survey Research, Practicum Survey Research,
Polls and Elections, Political Inquiry, Research Design, Statistics for Social Science, and
Multivariate Statistics I and Multivariate Statistics II.
Survey Research Workshop in the Institute for Policy Research (IPR)
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Assistantships
• Teaching Assistantship, Department of Political Science, University of Cincinnati, Sep 2007- June 2013
• Congressional Fellowship, Korean National Assembly, June 2003- June 2004,
• Graduate Assistantship, Dept. of Political Science, Hankuk Univ. of Foreign Studies, Mar 2002- June 2003

Grants, Awards and Scholarships
• Conference Travel Award, Graduate Student Governance Association, University of Cincinnati, Nov. 2014
• Graduate Travel Grant, TAFT Research Center, University of Cincinnati, Apr. 2014
• Conference Travel Award, Graduate Student Governance Association, University of Cincinnati, Nov. 2013
• Conference Travel Award, Graduate Student Governance Association, University of Cincinnati, Apr. 2013
• Conference Travel Award, Graduate Student Governance Association, University of Cincinnati, Apr. 2012
• The Presidential Award, Graduated with Summa cum Laude, Hankuk Univ. of Foreign Studies, Feb. 2002
• First Distinction Scholarship, Department of Political Science, Hankuk Univ. of Foreign Studies, Spring 2001
• Dean Scholarship, College of Arts and Social Sciences, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Spring 2000

Methodological Skills
• Multivariate Analysis, Multiple Regression, Logistic Regression,
• Factor Analysis, Path Analysis, Structural Equation Modeling
• Expertise in statistical software such as SPSS, AMOS and STATA
• Proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), and Hangul Office

Professional Organizations
• Member of American Political Science Association, (since 2011)
• Member of Midwest Political Science Association, (since 2011)
• Member of the American Association for Public Opinion Research, (since 2011)
• Member of the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research, (since 2011)

Other Activities and Services
• Advisor, College Student Association, Power Mission Baptist Church, Cincinnati, OH, Aug. 2015 – present
• Vice President, Political Science Graduate Student Association, University of Cincinnati, Aug 2013 – Jul 2014
• President, Korean Student Association, University of Cincinnati, Aug 2011- Jul 2013
• Volunteer Teacher, Cincinnati Korean American School, Cincinnati, OH, Jun 2010 – Aug 2011
- Engaged in teaching Korean language, history and culture to Korean-born adoptees.
• President, Korean Student Association, University of Cincinnati, Aug 2008 – Jul 2009
• Leader, Graduate Students Group, Power Mission Baptist Church, Cincinnati, OH, Jan 2009 – Dec 2013
- Engaged in welcoming and helping new international students coming to Cincinnati
• Leader, Global Family English Ministry, Dong-An Presbyterian Church, Seoul, Korea, Feb 2002 – Feb 2004
- Engaged in volunteer service activities for foreign laborers and students in Seoul
• Volunteer Worker, Social service activities for the poor in Ho-Chi-Minh, Vietnam, Jul 2002 – Aug 2002
• Volunteer Worker, Social service activities for the poor in Nairobi, Kenya, Jan 2002 – Feb 2002
• Volunteer Worker, Social service activities for the poor in Manila, Philippines, Aug 1998 – Dec 1998
• Staff Sergeant, Military Service, Republic of Korea Air Force, South Korea, Jan 1996 – Jul 1998
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References
Dr. Stephen T. Mockabee
Associate Professor,
Graduate Program Director
Department of Political Science
University of Cincinnati
1110 Crosley Tower (PO Box 210375)
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0375
Phone: (513) 556-3394
E-mail: stephen.mockabee@uc.edu

Dr. Richard J. Harknett
Professor,
Head of the Department
Department of Political Science
University of Cincinnati
1110 Crosley Tower (PO Box 210375)
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0375
Phone: (513) 556-3314
E-mail: richard.harknett@uc.edu

Dr. Andrew R. Lewis
Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science
University of Cincinnati
1110 Crosley Tower (PO Box 210375)
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0375
Phone: (513) 556-2303
Email: andrew.lewis@uc.edu

Dr. Dinshaw J. Mistry
Associate Professor
Department of Political Science
University of Cincinnati
1110 Crosley Tower (PO Box 210375)
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0375
Phone: (513) 556-3317
E-mail: dinshaw.mistry@uc.edu

Dr. Barbara A. Bardes
Professor Emerita,
Former Graduate Director
Department of Political Science
University of Cincinnati
1110 Crosley Tower (PO Box 210375)
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0375
Phone: (513) 556-3300
E-mail: barbara.bardes@uc.edu

Updated: Feb. 25, 2015

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