About COM

H. Denis Wu

Denis WuAssociate Professor, Communication

Denis Wu started his academic career after earning his Ph.D. in Mass Communication in 1998. His research focuses on media effects, international communication, and political communication. A recipient of several top faculty paper awards, he has won multiple research grants, delivered more than fifty academic and professional presentations and published more than thirty refereed articles and book chapters. He has co-authored three books: Media, Politics, and Asian Americans (with Tien-Tsung Lee, 2009), The Media Are Ill: The Symptoms and Solutions of Taiwanese News Environment (with Emily Lin, 2013),and Image and Emotion in Voter Decisions: The Affect Agenda (with Renita Coleman, 2015).

He was the head of Mass Communication and Society division and served for the International Communication division of Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). Currently, he is an associate editor of Mass Communication & Society and sits on the editorial boards of Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly; Journalism and Communication Monographs; and Journal of Political Marketing. At Boston University, he has offered classes in communication theory; international communication; persuasion and public opinion; and research methods.


BA, National Taiwan University
MA, University of Pennsylvania
PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Email: hdw@bu.edu
Website: deniswu.org
Office: 704 Commonwealth Ave, 304F