Melissa Yang is a believer in community-engaged research by regularly partnering with non-profit organizations. She has spoken to parents and community groups about media and digital literacy. Her research interests include children and media, parental mediation, and immigrant families’ media use. Her involvement with the College’s digital liberal arts and iPad initiatives has made her an advocate of digital pedagogy and digital research methods.
Ohio State University
Doctor of Philosophy in Communication
Yang, M. M. (2018). Economically challenged but academically focused: The low-income Chinese immigrant families’ acculturation, parental involvement, and parental mediation. In A. A. Williams, R. Tsuria, & L. Robinson (Eds.). Media and Power in International Contexts: Perspectives on Agency and Identity (Studies in Media and Communications, Vol.16, pp. 51-75). USA: Emerald Publishing.
Yang, M., Yu, Y., Chien, T., & Chan, T. (2017, April). Understanding the parental factors in promoting at-home Modeled Sustained Silent Reading (MSSR). Presentation at the annual conference of the Chinese American Educational Research and Development Association (CAERDA), San Antonio, TX.
Yang, M. (2016, June). Economically disadvantaged but academically focused: The low-income Chinese immigrant families’ acculturation, parental involvement, and parental mediation. Paper presented at the 66th annual conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Fukuoka, Japan.
Yang, M. (2013). Exposure to violent content, Effects on child development. In M. Eastin (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Media Violence. Sage.
Yang, M. (2013). Peer influence of violent content effects. In M. Eastin (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Media Violence. Sage.
Yang, M. (2013). Moral development, Effects of media violence. In M. Eastin (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Media Violence. Sage.
Yang, M. (2011, May). An exploratory study on low-income Chinese immigrant parents’ television mediation. Presentation at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Boston.
Media and Culture I
Special Topics: Televised Violence and Audience Experience
Social Impact of the Media
Media and Cultural Studies
Communication Research Methods
Global Mass Communication
Contemporary Issues in Media Studies: The Internet and Video Games
Contemporary Issues in Media Studies: Social TV: Consumer, Communities, and Culture
Contemporary Issues in Media Studies: Children and Families in the Digital Age
Senior Thesis I
Senior Thesis II