Assistant Professor, Communication
Dr. Tsay-Vogel holds a Ph.D. in Mass Communications at the Pennsylvania State University and a B.A. High Honors in Communication Studies at the University of Michigan. Her research focuses on the psychological and social effects of mass media, enjoyment and appreciation of entertainment, and the psychology of new and social media. She serves on the editorial board of Communication Yearbook and Communication Reports, and is an ad hoc reviewer for numerous journals in the field. She has taught communication at the Pennsylvania State University and University of Kentucky, and her teaching expertise includes communication theory, media effects, research methods and data analysis. She has served as a Co-Chair of the Entertainment Studies Interest Group of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). Recognized for excellence in teaching, she was a recipient of AEJMC’s 2010 Promising Professor Award and was featured in NerdScholar’s 2014 inaugural 40 Under 40: Professors Who Inspire. In 2011, she was the recipient of the Lyndon Baines Johnson Faculty Advisor of the Year Award.
An avid television fan, Dr. Tsay-Vogel (aka Dr. TV) has industry experiences that consist of writing, producing, and editing image promotions for broadcasting companies, such as Hearst Argyle, Inc., The Walt Disney Company, and Viacom. Blending both personal and professional pursuits, she aspires to be a future contestant on CBS’s Survivor and with her husband on The Amazing Race.
BA (High Honors), University of Michigan
PhD, Pennsylvania State University
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