Dr. Nan Yu
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Office: Minard 338-C6
Phone: (701) 231-7300
I joined the NDSU Department of Communication in Fall 2009, after receiving my Ph.D. from Penn State University. I earned my master’s degree from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University. I received my B.A. from Peking University in my hometown of Beijing, China.
Most of my work experience has been associated with journalism and mass media. I was a feature writer for China Daily for three years, covering a variety of topics including social, educational, political, and environmental changes in China. We also produced a newsletter called Reports from China, which was published with The Washington Post monthly. Additionally, I worked with two national TV networks, CNN (International Newsgathering, Atlanta) and China Central TV (Sports Channel, Beijing). One of my most unforgettable journalistic experiences was as part of the news editing crew with China Central TV during the 2008 Beijing Olympics. In 2004, I was honored with a China News Award for a story about disease-control staff investigation of the SARS virus chain.
I have a broad interest in communication research. I am particularly interested in theory-driven, quantitative research in the areas of health communication and new media. My research is published in Visual Communication Quarterly, Electronic News, Health Communication, and the International Public Health Journal.
In my spare time, I enjoy travelling, sports, movies, and cooking.