Janice Hua Xu


Associate Professor of Communications

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

Courses Taught

Comm 115 Communication and Culture
Comm 202 Communication Theory
Comm 219 Persuasion and Propaganda in Media
Comm 235 Public Relations I
Comm 245 Branding
Comm 250 Social Media
Comm 335 Event Planning and Promotion

Recent Presentations/Publications

Xu, J. H. (2017) Building a Green Community: Grassroots Air Quality Monitoring in Urban China. In Lewis & Chandola (eds.) Greening Asia: Ecocultures, Sustainable Lifestyles, and Ethical Consumption. Routledge. 114-128.

Xu, J. H. (2016) Media Discourse on Cell Phone Technology and "Left-Behind Children" In China. Global Media Journal (Canadian Edition), 9 (1), 87-102.

Xu, J. H. (2016) Cell Phones, Digital Divide, and Chinese News Discourse on Risk to Young People. Paper presented at the annual conference of National Communication Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Awards and Honors

Awarded Penn State University Arthur W. Page Legacy Scholar Grant for designing multimedia course module "Ethics in Crisis Management" in 2016.

Awarded 2016 HFU Ray L. Taylor Memorial Award for studying eco films in China.

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.
Faculty Advisor, Holy Family University Chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, National Communication Honor Society.

Areas of expertise:
Crisis communication, media image and reputation, media globalization.

Areas of interest:
Grassroots activism, environmental campaigns, cell phones in youth.

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