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Sherri L. Ter Molen, Ph.D. has taught Intercultural Communication, Business and Professional Communication, Communication and Small Group Decision-Making, and the Senior Capstone in Communication. She earned her Ph.D. in communication from Wayne State University in 2018, her M.A. in organizational and multicultural communication from DePaul University in 2009, and her B.A. in interdisciplinary communications from Olivet College in 1994.
Ter Molen’s research centers on the complicated, mediated relationships between the divided Koreas and the United States. She is particularly interested in Hallyu, meaning the Korean Wave and referring to the popularity of Korean culture around the world.
In addition to her academic career, she has more than twenty-five years of professional experience in advertising, broadcasting, journalism, marketing, public relations, social media, and video production. She is currently a freelance writer and editor for direct mail, web content, and other advertising/marketing materials.
Ter Molen volunteers as the outreach coordinator for Sino-NK, an online publication that provides analyses of the China-North Korea borderlands. She is also a member of the Korean American Communication Association, and she is the organizer of the Chicago Korean Language Meetup Group.