Department of Communication Studies

Joyce Chen

Professor Emeritus

Research Interests

Based on the theories of communication, community, and culture, I conducted cultural studies on ethnic relations, breast cancer survivors, teaching-learning relations, and the relationship between mass media products and culture.

Teaching Interests

The areas of my specialty are Communication, Culture, and Community/Society (cultural studies, and intercultural/international communication); Media Technologies and Information Systems (the convergence of broadcasting and computer technologies; linear and non-linear audio/video production, WebPage design, multimedia production; and new technologies' impact on higher education and contemporary society); Electronic Media Systems (broadcasting, advertising, the Internet); Mass communication Process and Effects; and Research Methods (quantitative, qualitative, and textual analysis).

Courses Taught

I teach a variety of courses offered to the electronic media major, and research methodology courses at the graduate level.

Personal/Professional Interests

I completed my Ph.D. degree in 1994 with the dissertation entitled "Keeping the Chinese heritage within the American mainstream: A case study of Chinese-American children in Chicago."

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I was the president 2010-2011 for the Association for Chinese Communication Studies, an affiliate to the NCA (National Communication Association). 


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