Janice Hua Xu


Associate Professor of Communications

BA, Sichuan University
MLaw, Peking University
PhD, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Courses Taught

Comm 235 Public Relations I
Comm 335 Public Relations II
Comm 230 Journalism I
Comm 220 Communication and Culture
Comm 226 Writing for the Media
Comm 245 Branding


Xu, J. H. (2013) Brand-New Lifestyle: Consumer-Oriented Programmes on Chinese Television. In Chinese Media (eds. Michael Keane & Wanning Sun). Volume II: Culture, Identity, and Place, Taylor & Francis.

Xu, J. H. (2012) Online news reports of air quality issues in Beijing. Telematics and Informatics vol. 29, issue 4, p. 409-417.

Awards and Honors

Received Penn State University Page Legacy Scholar Grant for designing a teaching module "Media Relations in Crisis Communication" in 2013.

Additional Info

Other Roles:
Faculty Advisor, Holy Family University Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America, 2013-14.
Faculty Advisor, Holy Family University Chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, National Communication Honor Society, 2013-14.
Manuscript reviewer-- Mass Communication & Society; Communication Theory; Asian Journal of Communication
Board member and newsletter editor, Association for Chinese Communication Studies, 2010-2011.
Areas of expertise:
crisis communication, integrated marketing communication, Chinese media industry.
Areas of interest:
social media in public relations, citizen journalism, environmental campaigns, media globalization.

Janice Hua Xu
Office: ETC 219
Phone: 267-341-3667