Biography

Qian Wang is currently assistant professor of digital media at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. She holds a B.A. in journalism from Renmin University of China, a M.A. in mass communication from University of Florida and a Ph.D. in journalism from The University of Texas at Austin.

Her teaching experience focuses on multimedia/digital news production,  news writing, new media and communication, as well as women and news. She has taught both undergraduate and graduate level courses. Moreover, She has taught digital media writing and production for five years, teaching a variety of multimedia applications, including audio production, video production, and web publishing. She also taught Mobile News App Design, a cutting-edge course that bridges the gap between traditional journalism and digital journalism.

Her research interests include news media in digital age, media roles and effects, race, gender and media, as well as international communication. She’s also interested in media coverage of climate change and how organizations utilize the media to facilitate communication within and outside. Her research utilizes both quantitative and qualitative research methods. She’s proficient with various statistical analysis software and interested in applying theories and statistical techniques of other fields in communication research.

Her work was published in Journalism Studies, International Journal of Communication and Newspaper Research Journal. Her research has won Top Paper Awards from leading academic associations in communication including the Association for the Education of Journalism and Mass Communication Association (AEJMC), and the National Communication Association (NCA).

Before beginning her master study, Qian was an editor and reporter at Xinhua News Agency in China. She participated into the coverage of 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. She also was a reporter at The China Press, where she interviewed famous Chinese entrepreneurs in the states and did an exclusive interview with former mayor of Houston, Annise Parker.