Dr. Melissa Yang's a believer in community-engaged research by regularly partnering and volunteering with non-profit organizations around the Greater Boston area. She has spoken to parents and community groups about the importance of media and digital literacy. Her research interest includes children and media, parental mediation, and low-income and immigrant families' media use.
Ohio State University
Doctor of Philosophy in Communication
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.
CMM106 Media and Culture I
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
CMM400 Contemporary Issues in Media Studies: Social TV: Consumer, Communities, and Culture
CMM400 Contemporary Issues in Media Studies: Children and Families in the Digital Age
CMM480 Internship Seminar
CMM489 Senior Thesis I
CMM490 Senior Thesis II