Department of Telecommunications


Graduate Assistants


Ling Fang
Second-year Ph.D student
Office: 011 West Hall

Research interest:
New media and their social effects.

Related career experience:
Teaching Assistant, School of Media and Communication, BGSU (Aug. 2010 - Present)
Research Assistant, School of Media and Communication, BGSU (Aug. 2009 - Present)

M.A. Bowling Green State University
B.A.  Xiamen University.

Mark Flynn

Mark Flynn is a third year doctoral student in the School of Media and Communication.  His research interests include media effects, body image, health communication and new media.  At BGSU, Mark has taught introduction to communication (COM 1020), interviewing (COM 2090), and minorities in film and video (TCOM 2700), and has assisted in the instruction of introduction to public relations (JOUR 3410).  He currently is a member of the Toledo Blade project and the Emerging Media Research Cluster. Prior to his time at BGSU, Mark taught public relations and communication courses for several years at universities in Rhode Island and Pennsylvania.  During his time at the University of Rhode Island, Mark was awarded the graduate teaching excellence award and was nominated for instructor of the year by the university’s multi-cultural student organization. Mark’s hobbies include photography, traveling, the outdoors, snowboarding and mountain biking.

Xiao Hu

Ph.D candidate, Bowling Green State University

Main Communication, Communication University of China
BA in Broadcasting and TV journalism, Zhengzhou University
Xiao’s research interests include media economics and media technologies, advertising and business model of new media. She teaches video production and public speech courses.

Bryan McGeary, ABD
Doctoral Candidate, American Culture Studies, Bowling Green State University
M.S., Journalism, Ohio University
B.A., Journalism, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

Bryan McGeary teaches radio announcing and production. He has also taught academic writing and introduction to American Culture Studies. He worked on the communications team at the Senator George V. Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs in Athens, Ohio, and was co-owner of a mobile disc jockey business prior to attending BGSU. His dissertation investigates the progressive role of publicly funded documentary filmmaking focused closely on the local characteristics of a place/region. His research interests include place branding and identity, documentary film, popular music, museum and archival studies, television studies, and corporate film history. He also enjoys playing the guitar, attending rock concerts, collecting records, and running.


David Morin

David Morin is a third year doctoral student in the Telecommunications Department in the School of Media and Communication. While at Bowling Green State University, he has taught IPC 1020 (Public Speaking), and TCOM 2640 (Interactive Online Media). He has also been a teaching assistant for TCOM 3660 (Media Effects) and TCOM 3550 (Global Telecommunications Systems). His research interests include agenda setting, new media, and network theory. He currently is a member of the Toledo Blade project and the Emerging Media Research Cluster. His papers have been accepted to a wide variety of conferences, including AEJMC (Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication) and MAPOR (Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research). He is currently working on two research projects with two more planned in the coming months. David is expected to graduate in 2013 with a PhD in media.

Alex Stana

Research interest: health communication, body image and eating disorders in a media effects context, portrayals of sexuality in media and their effects on behaviors.

Conference participations: National Association of Ethnic Studies (NAES), International Communication Association (ICA), National Communication Association (NCA)

M.A. University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT (2007)
B.A. Titu Maiorescu University, Bucharest, Romania (2003)

Classes taught
IPC 1020: Speech Communication
TCOM 3600: Social Scientific Research Methods
TCOM 1030: Media and Information Society

Xiaoqun Zhang
Ph.D student
Research interest: Media economics and management, media policy, corporate media reputation

Xioqun Zhang was born and educated in China. He had worked for Dazhong Newspaper Group for five years as the assistant general manager. From this working experience, he got interested in the media studies. He received Ph.D of Management from Tsinghua University. The topic of my dissertation was the role of media in the economic development in China. His research interests focus on the interdisciplinary area between economics and communications. In order to do better research, he is pursuing the second Ph.D degree in communication studies at BGSU. His dissertation was published in 2009 with the name of Communication Efficiency and Economic growth. He also has more than twenty papers published in China.

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