Endicott College School of Social Sciences, Communication, and Humanities
Academic Center , 133
T, Th 2:30-3:30pm, W 9:00-10am, & by appointment.
Melissa M. Yang, Ph.D., is a Professor of Communication at Endicott College. Her research on parental mediation tries to understand how parent-child interaction shapes children’s media experiences and family dynamics. She has spoken to community groups about the importance of media and digital literacy. Recently, her involvement with the College’s various grant-supported initiatives has made her an advocate of news and information literacy and digital pedagogy.
Ohio State University
Doctor of Philosophy in Communication
Media and Culture I
Race, Ethnicity, and the Media
Social Impact of the Media
Media and Cultural Studies
Communication Research Methods
Global Mass Communication
Contemporary Issues in Media Studies
Senior Thesis I & II
- Yang, M. M. (2022). No more dragons, lotuses, and tigers? The evolution of Asian American women in the media. In A. Damico (Ed.), Women in media: A reference handbook. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO.
- Izrael, P., Karasova, M., & Yang, M. M. (2020). Parental mediation of digital media use among children aged 3-8 from the perspective of parents’ media competence. The New Educational Review, 60, 27-38. DOI: 10.15804/tner.2020.60.2.02.
- 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.