Melissa Yang, Associate Professor
School of Communication

Phone: 978-232-2604
Office Location: Samuel C. Wax Academic Center
Office Number: 225


CMM101 Introduction to Mass Communication

CMM277 Special Topics: Televised Violence and Audience Experience

CMM306 Social Impact of the Media 

CMM370 Communication Research Methods

CMM315 Global Mass Communication

CMM400 Contemporary Issues in Media Studies: The Internet and Video Games

CMM480 Internship Seminar 

CMM489 Senior Thesis 

CMM490 Senior Thesis II

Biographical Profile

Melissa received her B.A. in Foreign Languages and Literature from National Chiao Tung University (Taiwan), and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Communication from the Ohio State University. Upon receiving her doctorate degree, she taught at the University of Connecticut for one year before joining Endicott College. Her teaching and research focus on the content, uses and effects of mass media. More specifically, she is interested in research and theories of how youth cognitively, psychologically, and behaviorally interact with television, advertising, and new technology. Her on-going research on parental mediation tries to understand how parent-child interaction shapes children’s viewing experience. Currently, her research is on children’s moral reasoning, violent television and parental mediation. As an active participant in the International Communication Association and National Communication Association, Melissa enjoys sharing research ideas with people and traveling around the world. Her research publications can be found in the Human Communication Research and the Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media. When not in the office, Melissa finds joy in serving her church, playing the piano, catching up with friends online and offline, and watching television.