Yanrong   Chang

Associate Professor  

Office: ELABS 151
Phone: (956) 665-7205
Email: yanrong.chang@utrgv.edu

Dr. Yanrong Chang

Yanrong (Yvonne) Chang (Ph.D., University of Iowa) is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Communication teaching and researching in intercultural communication and persuasion.

  • Areas of Expertise

    • intercultural communication, Chinese culture and communication, persuasion
  • Education

    • PhD, Communication Studies, The University of Iowa, 2002
    • MA, Communication Studies, The University of Iowa, 1999
    • MA, Linguistics, Beijing University, 1994
    • BA, English Language and Literature, HeBei Normal University, 1991
  • Currently Teaching

    COMM 6356 01 - Seminar in Persuasion:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks
    COMM 3316 02 - Intercultural Communication:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks
    COMM 4306 90L - Adv Interpersonal Comm:
    Syllabus
    Course Evaluations
    Textbooks




Selected Publications


  • Yanrong Chang. "Culture, communication, and relating: Family relationships and communication in contemporary China," Communication and human relationships in East Asian cultures: China, Japan, and Korea. Kendall Hunt: September 2016.

  • Yanrong Chang. "Using storytelling in culturally meaningful ways to persuade," Narrative Inquiry 25, no. 1 (February 2016): 131-147.

  • Yanrong Chang. "Cultural norms and nonverbal communication: An illustration. ," Communication Teacher 29, no. 4 (2015): 191-195.

  • Yanrong Chang. "Mutual positive face support in intercultural encounters," China Media Research 10, no. 2 (2014): 95-105.

  • Yanrong Chang. "Never mind? Mindfulness and competent intercultural interaction," Journal of Intercultural Communication (2013): 32.

  • Yanrong Chang. "Is That fair? A cultural analysis of Chinese courtroom communication," China Media Research 8, no. 1 (2012): 95-105.

  • Yanrong Chang. "It’s all because of Guan Xi: Group-based alcohol drinking in China," China Media Research 7, no. 2 (2011): 104-112.

  • Yanrong Chang. "Performing cultural and personal identities through talk," China Media Research 7, no. 3 (2011): 21-32.

  • Yanrong Chang. "You think I’m stupid? Face needs in intercultural conflicts," Journal of Intercultural Communication 25, (2011).

  • Yanrong Chang. "Are you my guest or my child? Mothers' uncertainties in interacting with their returnee children in China," Chinese Journal of Communication 3, no. 2 (2010): 167-184.



Selected Grants and Fellowships


  • Minhee Eom. Global Opportunity Grant, Office of Global Engagement, $500.00 (August 2017 - November 2017)

  • Yanrong Chang. Asian Studies Grant, Office of Global Engagement, $500.00 (August 2017)

  • Yanrong Chang. Faculty Research Grant, Office of Global Engagement, $500.00 (August 2017)

  • Yanrong Chang. Faculty Travel Support Program, the Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs & Diversity, $600.00 (August 2017)

  • Yanrong Chang. Faculty Research Grant, College of Arts & Humanities, $1,500.00 ( 2008)



Selected Presentations


  • Yanrong Chang. "Tapping into the very moments of intercultural encounter: Using qualitative methods in intercultural communication research ," SSCA Annual Conference, Southern States Communication Association, Nashville, Tannesee (April 2018)

  • Yanrong Chang. "Using Intercultural Communication to Arouse a Cultural Awareness in the Basic Course: Why and How," SSCA Annual Conference, Southern States Communication Association, Nashville, Tannesee (April 2018)

  • Yanrong Chang. "a communication and cultural perspective on U.S.-China relations," 1st Southwest Texas Asian Symposium, (November 2017)

  • Yanrong Chang. "Cultural Discourse Analysis of obituary as communication practice in Chinese cultural context," 1st Southwest Texas Asian Symposium, Asian Studies Minor, (November 2017)

  • Yanrong Chang. "Engaging undergraduate students in empirical research in intercultural communication," CAFIC annual conference, Chinese Association for Intercultural Communication, Ningbo, China (June 2017)

  • Yanrong (Yvonne) Chang. "Hispanic students' relationship with college professors," ICA Annual conference, International Communication Association, San Diego, CA (May 2017)

  • Yanrong (Yvonne) Chang. "Do you care for a relationship? a qualitative study of Hispanic students’ ," SSCA annual conference, Southern States Communication Association, Greenville, SC (April 2017)

  • Yanrong Chang. "Interpersonal ideology, family relationships, & intercultural communication. ," the annual conference of the International Association of Intercultural Communication Studies, the International Association of Intercultural Communication Studies & Foreign Studies University, Shanghai, China (July 2016)

  • Yanrong Chang. "Obituary as Communication Practice: A Cultural Analysis of Obituaries in China," SSCA annual conference, Southern States Communication Association, Austin, TX (April 2016)

  • Yanrong Chang. "Intercultural education as art: teaching intercultural communication creatively to adapt to geographical contexts.," SSCA annual conference, (2015)

Current Courses

COMM 6356 01 - Seminar in Persuasion:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
COMM 3316 02 - Intercultural Communication:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks
COMM 4306 90L - Adv Interpersonal Comm:
Syllabus
Course Evaluations
Textbooks

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