Department of Media and Communication Center for Communication Research

Academic Advisory Committee

To strive for academic excellence and seek continuous improvement on the curriculum and deliver strategy, the Department has invited the following scholars to serve as Academic Advisory Committee Members and provide valuable academic advice to the Department on the followings areas:

  • programme content and course delivery strategies;
  • internationalization and positioning;
  • overseas educational partnerships and strategic development

Ph.D. Studies in Media and Communication

Professor Maria Knight LAPINSKI  

Professor Maria Knight LAPINSKI
Professor, Department of Communication and Michigan AgBio Research;
Director, College of Communication Arts and Sciences, Health and Risk Communication Center, Michigan State University

Prof Maria Lapinski is joint-appointed as a Professor in the Department of Communication and Michigan Ag-Bio Research at Michigan State University. She served as the Associate Dean for Research for the College of Communication Arts and Sciences and in that role facilitates interdisciplinary research partnerships and identification of funding sources for faculty research. Prof Lapinski’s research examines the impact of messages and social-psychological factors on health and environmental risk behaviors with a focus on culturally-based differences and similarities. Her research has been funded by agencies such as the National Science Foundation, World Health Organization, National Institutes of Health, and United States Department of Agriculture.

     
     
Professor Patricia MOY  

Professor Patricia MOY
Associate Vice Provost for Academic and Student Affairs
Christy Cressey Professor of Communication; Adjunct Professor of Political Science, University of Washington

Prof Patricia Moy is the Christy Cressey Professor of Communication, Adjunct Professor of Political Science, and Associate Vice Provost for Academic and Student Affairs at the University of Washington. Prof Moy’s research examines how the information environment shapes how individuals perceive the world around them and how they choose to engage with that world – through various forms of civic and political engagement, and through political discussion and myriad manifestations of opinion expression. She is the editor of Public Opinion Quarterly and editor-in-chief of Oxford Bibliographies in Communication. Prof Moy has served as president of the International Communication Association, World Association for Public Opinion Research, and Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research. She is the incoming Vice President/President-Elect of the American Association for Public Opinion Research.

     
     

M.A. in Communication and New Media

Professor James E. KATZ  

Professor James E. KATZ
Feld Family Professor of Emerging Media and Director, Division of Emerging Media Studies, College of Communication, Boston University

Prof James E. Katz is the Feld Professor of Emerging Media at Boston University’s College of Communication where he directs its Division of Emerging Media Studies. He was also the Distinguished Professor at Peking University’s New Media School. Prior joining Boston University, Prof Katz was the Board of Governors Professor of Communication at Rutgers University, the highest honor the University can bestow on a member of its faculty.

Prof Katz has devoted his career to analyzing the uses and social consequences of emerging communication technologies, especially the Internet and telephone. His publications on the effects of artificial intelligence (AI), social media, mobile communication, robot-human interaction, have been internationally recognized and translated into many other languages. Prof Katz is also the Fellow of International Communication Association and the American Association for the Advancement Science (AAAS), America’s most visible scientific society and awarded fellowships at Harvard, Princeton and MIT.

     
     
Professor Mike YAO  

Professor Mike YAO
Professor and Head, The Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising, College of Media, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Prof Mike Yao is Professor and Head of the Charles H. Sandage Department of Advertising at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is an Affiliated Researcher at the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, the Institute of Communications Research, and the Cline Center for Democracy. He is currently an Associate Editor of the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, a flagship journal in the field of communication science. Prof Yao’s research centers on technology-mediated social behavior and computer-mediated human communication. His interdisciplinary work spans across psychology, communication, information science, advertising, and marketing. He has a strong international background with a deep understanding of the media markets and consumer culture in China and the U.S.

     
     

M.A. in Integrated Marketing Communication

Professor Edward Carl MALTHOUSE  

Professor Edward Carl MALTHOUSE  
Erastus Otis Haven Professor and Research Director of Spiegel Research Center, Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications, Northwestern University

Prof Malthouse is the Erastus Otis Haven Professor and a research fellow at the Media Management Center. He is also the research director of the Medill IMC Spiegel Research Center. Prof Malthouse’s research interests focuses on media marketing, database marketing, advertising, new media and integrated marketing communications. He is currently the co-editor of “Medill on Media Engagement.” He was the co-editor of the Journal of Interactive Marketing from 2005-2011. His professional experience includes software engineering for AT&T Laboratories, corporate analytics training for Accenture, BNSF, Digitas, Nuoqi and Capital One, and developing segmentations for Cohorts and Financial Cohorts and Motorola.
     
     
Professor Maureen TAYLOR  

Professor Maureen TAYLOR
Professor and Head of Discipline, Public Communications, Public Communication Program, School of Communication, University of Technology Sydney

Prof Maureen Taylor is the Professor of Strategic Communication at the University of Technology Sydney. Her public relations research focuses on nation building and civil society, dialogue, engagement and new technologies. Prof Taylor is a member of the Arthur S. Page Society and serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Public Relations Review. In 2010, Prof Taylor was honored with the Pathfinder Award, presented by the Institute for Public Relations in recognition of her “original program of scholarly research that has made a significant contribution to the body of knowledge and practice of public relations.” In 2018, she was elected as a Fellow in the International Communication Association.

     
     

B.A. in Media and Communication

Professor SHEN Fuyuan  

Professor SHEN Fuyuan
Professor and Head, Department of Advertising and Public Relations, Donald P. Bellisario College of Communications, Pennsylvania State University

Prof Shen Fuyuan is a Professor and Head of the Department of Advertising / Public Relations in the College of Communications, Pennsylvania State University. He is also an affiliate faculty of the Bellisario College’s Media Effects Research Lab. His research and teaching areas are media effects, persuasion, and strategic communications. He is interested in studying the effects of messages, in both traditional and new media, on individuals’ information processing and attitudes. Prof Shen is currently the Editor-in-Chief for Mass Communication and Society.

     
     
Professor Teri THOMPSON  

Professor Teri THOMPSON
Professor Emeritus, Department of Communication, University of Dayton

Prof Teri Thompson is Professor Emeritus of the Department of Communication at University of Dayton. Her research interests center on health communication and gender and communication. Prof Thompson is the author of ten books and monographs and approximately 70 scholarly articles and chapters; she has also served as editor of the journal Health Communication for over 30 years.  She has been honored by the National and International Communication Associations for her contributions to the field of health communication.   

     
     

B.A. in Digital Television and Broadcasting

Professor Carolyn A. LIN  

Professor Carolyn A. LIN
Professor, Department of Communication, University of Connecticut

 Prof Carolyn Lin is the Professor at the Department of Communication at University of Connecticut. Her research and teaching focus on the content, uses and effects of digital media, strategic communication, health communication, environmental communication and cross-cultural communication. She is the recipient of a University Distinguished Research Faculty award and the founder of the Communication Technology Division at the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication. Prof Lin is the editor of Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media.

     
     
Professor ZHOU Shuhua  

Professor ZHOU Shuhua
Leonard H. Goldenson Endowed Chair in Radio and Television Journalism,
University of Missouri

Prof Zhou Shuhua is a Leonard H. Goldenson Endowed Chair in Radio and Television at University of Missouri. His primary research areas are television news and human cognition of mediated messages using news as his primary stimuli. Professionally Prof Zhou pioneered broadcast news in English in Southern China and anchored, reported and edited English-language news for the Guangdong TV Station (GDTV) in Guangzhou, P.R. China. Prof Zhou is the former president of the Chinese Communication Association, editor of Communication and Society and associate editor of Computers in Human Behavior, as well as a member of the editorial board of several peer-reviewed journals.