Jingyi Sun (jsun54)

Jingyi Sun

Assistant Professor

School of Business


  • PhD (2021) University of Southern California (Communication)


Digital organizing dynamics, organizational ecology, social network.


2021 University of Southern California Ph.D. Communication

Professional Service

  • Workshop on Information Technologies and Systems Program committee
  • International Conference on Information Systems Associate Editor


2021- present Stevens Institute of Technology, School of Business
Assistant Professor of Information Systems

Professional Societies

  • AIS – Association of Information Systems Member
  • Academy of Management Member
  • International Network for Social Network Analysis Member
  • International Communication Association Member

Selected Publications

16. Choi, S.K., Liu, M., Sun, J., & Ke, M.H. (2023). Who benefits from directed communication? Communication directionality, network structures, and perceived social capital in an MMOG. Computers in Human Behavior.
15. Yang, A., Kim, H.M., Zhou, A., Liu, W., Huang-Isherwood, K., Jang, E., Sun, J., Lee, E., Zhang, Y., Dong, C., & Shin, J. (2022). Who says what in which networks: What influence social media users’ emotional reactions to the COVID-19 vaccine infodemic? Social Science Computer Review.
14. Li, Y., Bartley, N., Sun, J., & Williams, D. (2022). The larger, the fitter, the better: Clans’ evolution, social capital, and effectiveness. Internet Research.
13. Yang, A., Sun, J., & Taylor, M. (2022). US Fortune 500’s stakeholders engagement during the COVID-19 pandemic: Evidence for proactive approaches. Public Relations Review, 48(4), 102230.
12. Liu, W., Shin, J., Li, Y., Sun, J., Qu, Y., Zhen, L., Kim, H.M., Dong, C., & Liu, W. (2022). One earth, one humanity versus the virus: Examining the global COVID-19 social partnership communication networks on social media. International Journal of Business Communication, 23294884221114393.
11. Xu, L. Z., Sargent, M., Xu, Y., Sun, J., Li, Y., & Fulk, J. (2022). The emergence of core (hash)tags and its effects on performance. Telematics and Informatics, 101854.
10. Shin, J., Yang, A., Liu, W., Kim, H., Zhou, A., & Sun, J. (2022). Mask-wearing as a partisan issue: Social identity and communication of party norms on social media among political elites. Social Media+ Society, 8(1), 20563051221086233.
9. Sun, J., Yang, A., & Saffer, A. J. (2021). Evolving crisis and changing networks: NGOs’ stakeholder engagement on the global refugee crisis. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 08997640211057407.
8. Yang, A. Shin, J., Zhou, A., Huang-Isherwood, K., Lee, E. G., Dong, C., Kim, H. M., Zhang, Y., Sun, J., Li, Y. Nan, Y., Zhen, L., & Liu, W. (2021). The battleground of COVID-19 vaccine misinformation on Facebook: Fact-checkers vs. misinformation spreaders. Harvard Kennedy School Misinformation Review.
7. Sun, J., Williams, D., & Li, Y. (2021). Let’s Bail! The evolution of individual-group affiliation in an online gaming community. Computers in Human Behavior. 106818. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2021.106818.
6. Li, Y., Shin, J., Sun, J., Kim, H.M., Qu, Y., & Yang, A. (2021). Organizational sensemaking in tough times: The ecology of NGOs’ COVID-19 issue discourse communities on social media. Computers in Human Behavior, 106838. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2021.106838.
5. Kim, H.M., Saffer, A. J., Liu, W., Sun, J., Li, Y., Zhen, L., & Yang, A. (2021). How public health agencies break through COVID-19 conversations: A strategic network approach to public engagement. Health Communication, 1-9.
4. Sun, J. (2020). The multiplex networks of strategic alliances and follower–followee relations among U.S. technology companies. International Journal of Communication, 14, 21.
3. Sun, J. (2020). China’s media organisations’ adoption of the WeChat public platform: News flow network, exploitation and exploration. Journal of Media Business Studies, 1–18. https://doi.org/10.1080/16522354.2020.1840711.
2. Sun, J. (2020). Social identity from categorization and networks: A multilevel study of a MMOG community. In Academy of Management Proceedings (Vol. 2020, No. 1, p. 14466). Briarcliff Manor, NY 10510: Academy of Management.
1. Curran, N. M., Sun, J., & Hong, J. W. (2019). Anthropomorphizing AlphaGo: A content analysis of the framing of Google DeepMind’s AlphaGo in the Chinese and American press. AI & SOCIETY, 1-9.


BIA660 Web Mining
BIA658 Social Network Analysis