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Dr. Guan-Soon Khoo

Associate Professor


Department: English & Comm Studies
Office: 118 Miller Hall

540-375-2094

khoo@roanoke.edu

Courses

Degrees

Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University (Mass Communications)

M.S. Lehigh University

B.S. Susquehanna University

Research & Teaching Interests

RESEARCH: The psychological and social effects of media. 

TEACHING: Quantitative research methods, communication theory, media effects, mass communication, film.

Scholarly Activities

[communication]

Khoo, G. S. & Ash, E. (under review). Moved to justice: The persuasive potential of socially-conscious films on social justice concerns. Paper submitted to the Mass Comm Division of the 105th annual convention of the National Communication Association (NCA) in Baltimore, MD.

Khoo, G. S. (2018, May). Life is Beautiful!: Personal growth from death awareness promotes interest in somber film. Paper to be presented at the Mass Communication Division of the International Communication Association (ICA) at the 68th annual conference in Prague, Czech Republic.

Khoo, G. S. & Oh, J. Y. (2017, Nov). Imagine you’re dead. Would you stop smoking?: How death reminders affect reactance and quitting intentions. Paper presented at the Health Communication Division of the 103rd annual convention of the National Communication Association (NCA) in Dallas, TX.

Khoo, G. S. (2017, May). The health effects of somber genre on the stressed and the repressed. Paper to be presented at the Mass Communication Division of the International Communication Association (ICA) at the 67th annual conference in San Diego, CA.

Khoo, G. S. (2016, November). Considering death reflection: Entertainment selection through transcendence and terror management. Paper presented at the Mass Communication Division of the 102nd annual convention of the National Communication Association (NCA) in Philadelphia, PA.

Khoo, G. S. (2016, July). Death gets personal: Examining an alternative to mortality salience in the entertainment context. Paper presented at the 15th conference of the International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature and Media (IGEL) in Chicago, IL.

Khoo, G. S. (2015, May). Dude, that was deep: Reflection enhances the tragic film experience for hedonists. Paper presented at the Mass Communication Division of the International Communication Association (ICA) at the 65th annual conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Khoo, G. S. (2014, July). The impact of reflection and remoteness of life events on drama’s pleasures. Paper presented at the 14th conference of International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature and Media (IGEL) in Turin, Italy.

[film]

Khoo, G. S. (2018). Looking deeply into the spirit: An in-depth interview with film director Yen Tan. Offscreen.com. Volume 22, Issue 9. Retrieved Jun 6, 2019, from https://offscreen.com/view/interview-with-film-director-yen.

Khoo, G. S. (2011). A novel telling in The Limey: Steven Soderbergh's non-continuity montage in mainstream American cinema. Offscreen.com. Volume 15, Issue 5. Retrieved Sep 22, 2011, from http://www.offscreen.com/index.php/pages/essays/limey_non-continuity_montage/.

 

Extracurricular

Ukulele, movie viewing and discussion, listening to podcasts, photography.

Recent Publications

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Available as a Media resource for the following topics

Media Effects, Media Psychology, Film Drama

Willing to speak to professional, social or civic groups on

Media Effects, Media Psychology, Film Drama