Mina Tsay-Vogel

Associate Professor, Media Science

  • Office: 704 Commonwealth Ave, B04C
  • Email: minatv@bu.edu
  • Phone: (617) 353-3482

About Mina Tsay-Vogel

Dr. Tsay-Vogel focuses her research on the psychological and social effects of mass media with an emphasis on entertainment and new media. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as New Media & Society, Human Communication Research, Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, Communication Monographs, Mass Communication & Society, Journal of Media Psychology, Psychology of Popular Media, and Motivation and Emotion, among others. Her teaching expertise includes communication theory, media effects, research methods, psychology of new media, and data analysis. She is former 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 received the 2019 Becker Family Teacher of the Year award from the College of Communication, 2017 Teacher of the Year award from the college’s Division of Emerging Media Studies, and AEJMC’s 2010 Promising Professor award from the Mass Communication & Society Division. She was also honored as the college’s Lyndon Baines Johnson Faculty Advisor of the Year in 2011.

An avid television fan, Dr. Tsay-Vogel 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. She is also a proud wife and mother of four children and aspires to be a future contestant on CBS’s Survivor.

Dr. Tsay-Vogel teaches undergraduate and graduate courses drawing students interested in understanding and conducting research on the use, features, as well as psychological and social processes and effects of media messages and technologies.

Website: www.mtsayvogel.com



  • BA High Honors, University of Michigan
  • PhD, Penn State University