Hong Tien Vu

Assistant Professor
Primary office:
785-864-2598
Stauffer-Flint Hall, room 207D
University of Kansas
1435 Jayhawk Blvd.
Lawrence, KS 66045-7515


Hong Tien Vu is assistant professor with a courtesy appointment to the KU Center of East Asian Studies.

His research focuses on international communication, development communication and changes in newsroom practices amid the rise of technological innovations. His research has been published in journals including Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly; Journalism Studies; Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism; Asian Journal of Communication; Journal of Information Technology & Politics; and Revista de Comunicación.

Vu brings extensive professional experience in both journalism and public relations. He is a former information and communications manager for Oxfam in Vietnam. He has nearly 10 years of journalism experience with various news organizations including The Associated Press. He has taught at the Professional Communications Department, the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, an Australian university.

He has won a number of highly prestigious awards for his academic excellence and research potential at the University of Kansas and the University of Texas at Austin. He is a former Fulbright Scholar.