• Title Co-Director, Communication Research Center
  • Additional Titles Associate Professor, Communication
  • Office 704 Commonwealth Ave, B04B
  • Phone (617) 358-0112
  • Education BA High Honors, University of Michigan
    PhD, Penn State University

Dr. Tsay-Vogel holds a Ph.D. in Mass Communications from Penn State University and a B.A. High Honors in Communication Studies from the University of Michigan. Her research focuses 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 Culture, Motivation and Emotion, and Communication Research Reports, among others. Her teaching expertise includes communication theory, media effects, research methods, psychology of new media, and experimental design. She is co-director of the Communication Research Center at Boston University and 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 was the recipient of the 2019 Becker Family Teacher of the Year award by the College of Communication, 2017 Teacher of the Year award by the college’s Division of Emerging Media Studies, and AEJMC’s 2010 Promising Professor award by the Mass Communication & Society Division. In 2011, she was honored as the college’s Lyndon Baines Johnson Faculty Advisor of the Year.

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 aspires to be a future contestant on CBS’s Survivor and with her husband and three kids on a family edition of CBS’s The Amazing Race.

Website: www.mtsayvogel.com

Departments/Site Areas
Communication and Research
Degree Programs
MS in Mass Communication