Yan Bing Zhang
Office: 116G Bailey Hall
Associate Professor and Undergraduate Director, Ph.D., University of Kansas
Dr. Zhang’s research focuses on intercultural/intergenerational/mass communication particularly in regards to cultural values, age stereotypes, conflict management, and media effects. Frequently, she examines these issues from a cross-cultural perspective. Her work has been published in U. S. and international communication journals such as Journal of Communication, Communication Monographs, Communication Research Report, Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, Journal of Asian Pacific Communication, Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, New Media & Society, Hallym International Journal of Aging, and Journal of Language and Social Psychology. Dr. Zhang’s teaching interests include intercultural communication, life span communication, mass communication, East Asian communication, and quantitative research methods. She also provides a link between the department and the University’s East Asian Studies program.
Classes Dr. Zhang teaches frequently:
COMS 946: Communication and Intergroup Relations
COMS 856: Research Method: Quantitative Analysis
COMS 646: East Asian Communication
COMS 246: Introduction to intercultural communication
COMS 654: Mass Media: Social Scientific Approach
Yan Bing Zhang’s Research Awards
Top Research Paper Award (2008), 94th National Communication Association Convention, San Diego, CA., November 21-24
Top Four Research Paper Award (2006), 92nd National Communication Association Convention, San Antonio, TX., November 16-19.
Top Research Paper Award (2006). Eastern Communication Association Convention. Philadelphia, PA., April 27-30
Top Three Research Paper Award (2005), 91th National Communication Association Convention, Boston, M.A., November 17-20.
Top Research Paper Award (2003), 89th National Communication Association Convention, Miami, FL., November 19-23.
Outstanding Dissertation Award (2003), 89th National Communication Association Convention, Miami, FL., November 19-23
2002 Baumgartel Peace and Justice Research Award, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Kansas
Top Three Research Paper Award (2000), 86th National Communication Association Convention, Seattle, November 9-12.
2000 Excellence in Research Award (Kim & Giffin Research Award), Department of Communication Studies, University of Kansas
1997 Excellence in Research Award, Department of Special Services and Leadership Studies, Pittsburg State University