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Dr. Po-Lin Pan

Dr. Po-Lin Pan, Associate Professor

"I wish to build supportive relationships with my students and help them to be successful based upon such supportive relationships."

Degrees Held:

  • Ph.D. — University of Alabama, 2009
  • M.A. — Bowling Green State University, 2004
  • B.A. — Shih Hsin University, 2000

Career Highlights:

Dr. Pan is the recipient of the Janice Hocker Rushing Early Career Research Award from SSCA in 2014 and co-author of two dozen refereed journal articles and book chapters. He has also presented 30 research papers at top-tier academic conferences and received top faculty and student research paper awards from AEJMC and ICA. Recently, his research has been collected in the Journalist's Resource of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy in the Harvard Kennedy School. Prior to his graduate studies in the United States, Dr. Pan practiced media and communication in Taiwan for a few years, including China Times Express and Taiwan Military Service.

In which online degree program(s) do you teach?

BS in Strategic Communication.

Which classes do you teach online?

Social Media Measurement.

Why did you start teaching?

I wish to build supportive relationships with my students and help them to be successful based upon such supportive relationships.

What's the best advice that you ever received?

"Life is cyclical and the best way to stay focused is to ignore the swings and instead focus on the long run." - Vivian Schiller

What's the best advice that you could give your students?

"Nothing is original. Steal from anywhere that resonates with inspiration or fuels your imagination." - Jim Jarmusch

What is the one book you think everyone should read?

Public Opinion by Walter Lippmann.

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