Indiana University

Indiana University School of Journalism

W. Joann WongW. Joann Wong

Assistant Professor
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Biography

Professor Wong teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses at IU School of Journalism. Prior to joining IU in 2007, she was an assistant professor at the College of Mass Communications at Texas Tech University. Before becoming a professor, Wong worked as a field reporter and international news interpreter at Formosa Television, a leading network in Taiwan.  She also served as manager of a distance learning project for the National Palace Museum in Taiwan. She has co-authored a book and a chapter about political communication. Wong earned her Ph.D. as a Park Fellow at the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Past Academic Positions

  • Assistant Professor, College of Mass Communications, Texas Tech University (2006-2007)
  • Visiting Professor, College of Mass Communications, Texas Tech University (2005-2006)

Education

  • Ph.D. Journalism and Mass Communication, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2005)
  • French Language and Cultural Studies, L’Universite du L’Ouest, Angers, France (2000)
  • M.S. Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Wisconsin at Whitewater (1997)
  • B.S. Public Health, Fu-Jen Catholic University, Taiwan (1995)

Professional Organizations

  • Secretary/Newsletter Editor, Mass Communication and Society Division, Association for Education of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Member, Association for Education of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Member, International Communication Association
  • Member, Investigative Reporters and Editors

Publications

Co-authored a book, Elections and media. Co-authored a chapter in Political Communication. An article in the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication. Articles under review in Journal of Mass Communication Quarterly, Mass Communication and Society, and Journal of Children and Media.

Awards/Grants

  • Grant-in-Aid for Research, Office of Vice Provost for Research, Indiana University (2008)
  • Journalism School Grant-in-Aid, School of Journalism, Indiana University (2008)
  • Faculty Research Assistance Funds, College of Mass Communications, Texas Tech University (2006)
  • Park Doctoral Fellowship, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2002)

Teaching and Research Areas

  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Political Communication
  • International Communication
  • Quantitative Research Methods for Professional Journalists
  • Statistics in Mass Communication Research