Yung-I Liu Faculty Profile

Yung-I  Liu

Associate Professor

Department of Communication

Political communication, strategic communication, quantitative and statistical research methods, public relations, advertising, persuasive communication, communication campaigns

  • Ph.D., Communication, The Ohio State University
  • M.A., Journalism, The Ohio State University
  • B.A., English, Soochow University

Not teaching this semester.

Peer-Reviewed Academic Journal Articles

Liu, Y.-I. (2019). Online and offline communication and political knowledge and participation in presidential campaigns: Effects of geographical context. International Journal of Communication, 13, 1438–1461.

Dalisay, F., Kushin, M., Yamamoto, M., Liu, Y.-I., & Buente, W. (2016). Attachment to Facebook and the civic lives of minority college students in the United States. First Monday, 21(3), 1–10.

Dalisay, F., & Liu, Y.-I. (equal authorship) (2015). Education and language-based knowledge gaps among new immigrants in the United States: Effects of English- and native-language newspapers and TV. International Journal of Communication, 9, 478–500.

Dalisay, F., Kushin, M. J., Yamamoto, M., Liu, Y.-I., & Skalski, P. (2015). Motivations for game play and the social capital and civic potential of video games. New Media & Society, 17(9), 1399–1417.

Lee, Y.-J., Liu, Y.-I., & Lee, T. (2013). Effects of ethnic identity on perceived advertisers’ motives in values advocacy advertising. Journal of Promotion Management, 19(5), 583–604.

Liu, Y.-I., Shen, F., Eveland, W. P., Jr., & Dylko, I. B. (2013). The impact of news use and news content characteristics on political knowledge and participation. Mass Communication and Society, 16(5), 713–737.

Gross, C. M., Whitbred, R., Skalski, P., & Liu, Y.-I. (2013). Influencing faculty willingness to participate in learning communities. Florida Communication Journal, 41(1), 1–15.

Liu, Y.-I., & Jeffres, L. W. (2012). Effects of attitudes toward political advertising in the 2006 senatorial and gubernatorial elections in Ohio, U.S.A. Journal of Communication and Media Research, 4(1), 93–102.

Liu, Y.-I. (2012). The influence of news media on optimism about retrospective and prospective economic issues as sources of social capital: Tracing the effects by a path model. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, 2(8), 1–11.

Liu, Y.-I. (2012). The influence of communication context on political cognition in presidential campaigns: A geospatial analysis. Mass Communication and Society, 15(1), 46–73.

Appiah, O., & Liu, Y.-I. (2009). Reaching the model minority: Ethnic differences in responding to culturally embedded targeted- and non-targeted advertisements. Journal of Current Issues and Research in Advertising, 31(1), 27–41.

Liu, Y.-I., & Eveland, W. P., Jr. (2005). Education, need for cognition, and campaign interest as moderators of news effects on political knowledge: An analysis of the knowledge gap. Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, 82(4), 910–929.

Publications in Refereed Conference Proceedings

Liu, Y.-I. (2021). Strengthening the connection between quantitative persuasion research and public relations strategies: In pursuit of preparing students for the Era of Big Data Analytics. Proceedings of the Educators Academy of the Public Relations Society of America Annual International Conference, 65–69.

Skalski, P., Dalisay, F., Kushin, M., & Liu, Y.-I. (2012). Need for presence and other motivations for video game play across genres. Proceedings of the Presence Live!–International Society for Presence Research Annual Conference.

Preprints

Liu, Y.-I. (2019). Reassessing relationships between communication forms and political knowledge in political campaigns from a geospatial perspective: The case of local TV news. Advance: a SAGE preprints community.

Additional Publications

Liu, Y.-I. Content creator of the WJ video website (2020–present).

Liu, Y.-I. (Ed.). (2017, 2018). Political education for Asian immigrants, in both Chinese and English. Oakland, CA: Asian Immigrant Women Advocates. A full-length book, 12 chapters, 1st & 2nd editions.

Key, L. (student intern), & Liu, Y.-I. (researcher & Pioneers for Sustainable Communities instructor). (2017). Survey on attitudes and behaviors about compost and littering. Final report to the City of Hayward, 27 pages.

Liu, Y.-I. (2003). My experience in preparing for the GRE. Luxin Linguistic Studies Report, 230 (July), p. 4.

Jones Tower residents, OSU plan mediations. (August 6, 1998). The Lantern, p. 1. (contributed reporting as student reporter for the laboratory student newspaper of The Ohio State University).

Peer-Reviewed Conference Papers and Presentations

Liu, Y.-I. (2021, October). Strengthening the connection between quantitative persuasion research and public relations strategies: In pursuit of preparing students for the Era of Big Data Analytics. Teaching poster presented to the Educators Academy at the annual international conference of the Public Relations Society of America.

Liu, Y.-I. (2017, May). Online and offline communication and political knowledge and participation in presidential campaigns: Effects of geospatial context. Paper presented to the Political Communication division at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, San Diego, CA.

Dalisay, F., & Liu, Y.-I. (2012, November). Assessing the knowledge gap among new immigrants in the United States: Key moderators of media use effects on political knowledge. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research, Chicago, IL. (Abstract in the proceedings, p. 26)

Lee, Y. J., Liu, Y.-I., & Lee, T. (2012, November). The role of ethnic identity in forming opinions about advertiser motives for supporting social causes in culturally targeted values advocacy advertising. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research, Chicago, IL. (Abstract in the proceedings, p. 12)

Skalski, P., Dalisay, F., Kushin, M., & Liu, Y.-I. (2012, October). Need for presence and other motivations for video game play across genres. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Society for Presence Research, Philadelphia, PA.

Gross, C. M., Whitbred, R., Skalski, P., & Liu, Y.-I. (2012, March). Understanding factors influencing faculty willingness to participate in learning communities. Paper presented to the Organizational and Professional Communication Interest Group at the annual conference of the Central States Communication Association, Cleveland, OH.

Kosicki, G., & Liu, Y.-I. (2011, November). On the place of space in communication science and public opinion research. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research, Chicago, IL. (Abstract in the proceedings, p. 9)

Liu, Y.-I. (2011, August). The influence of news media on optimism about retrospective and prospective economic issues as sources of social capital: Tracing the effects by a path model. Paper presented to the Mass Communication and Society division at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, St. Louis, MO.

Liu, Y.-I. (2010, June). Assessing communication and political knowledge in political campaigns from a geospatial perspective. Paper presented to the Political Communication division at the 60th annual conference of the International Communication Association, Singapore.

Liu, Y.-I., & Jeffres, L. W. (2009, November). The formation of opinions on political advertising and their effects. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research, Chicago, IL.

Liu, Y.-I. (2009, November). The influence of communication context on political cognition in presidential campaigns: A geospatial analysis. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research, Chicago, IL.

Appiah, O., & Liu, Y.-I. (2009, August). Communicating to ethnic minorities with culturally embedded ads: The effect of cultural identification and self-construal. Paper presented to the Advertising division at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Boston, MA.

Appiah, O., & Liu, Y.-I. (2005, August). Effectively reaching the “model” minority: The strength of an interdependent self-construal on the evaluation of culturally embedded ads. Paper presented to the Minorities and Communication division at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, San Antonio, TX.

Eveland, W. P., Jr., & Liu, Y.-I. (2005, August). Multilevel models of the impact of news use and news content characteristics on political knowledge and participation. Paper presented to the Mass Communication and Society division at the annual conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, San Antonio, TX.

Appiah, O., & Liu, Y.-I. (2005, June). Effectively reaching the model minority: Ethnic differences in responding to culturally embedded targeted- and non-targeted advertisements. Paper presented at the American Academy of Advertising’s Third Asia-Pacific Conference, Hong Kong, China. (Abstract in the proceedings, p. 4)

Liu, Y.-I., & Eveland, W. P., Jr. (2004, November). Education, need for cognition, and interest as moderators of news use effects on political knowledge: The knowledge gap in the 2000 campaign. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Midwest Association for Public Opinion Research, Chicago, IL.

Presentations for Research Grant Awards

Liu, Y.-I. (2016, May). Online and offline communication geography of political knowledge and participation in presidential campaigns. Poster presented at the annual Faculty Research Symposium at California State University, East Bay, Hayward, CA.

Liu, Y.-I. (2005, May). Effectively reaching the “model” minority: The strength of an interdependent self-construal on the evaluation of culturally embedded ads. Presented at the Asian Pacific American Caucus (APAC) for Graduate and Professional Students Brown Bag Series, sponsored by Asian and Pacific American Heritage Month and Asian American Studies, The Ohio State University.

University Service (selected)

Chair, Committee on Academic Planning and Review [Academic Senate standing committee] (2021–2022) (Member of the Institutional Learning Outcomes Subcommittee of CAPR)

Academic Senator (2021–2022)

Member, Committee on Academic Planning and Review [Academic Senate standing committee] (2020–2021)

Member, Committee on Budget and Resource Allocation [Academic Senate standing committee] (2018–2020)

Member, Diversity Plans Team 2, Diversity Council (2016–2017)

Member, Faculty Diversity and Equity Committee [Academic Senate standing committee] (2015–2017)

Faculty advisor, Public Relations Student Society of America CSU East Bay Chapter (2013–present)

Faculty coordinator, Communication Visiting Scholar Program (2018–present)

Chair, Faculty Search Committee for the tenure-track assistant professor of communication position 2019-2020 (2018–2019)

Member, Faculty Search Committee for the tenure-track assistant professor of communication position 2018–2019 (2017)

Chair, Search Committee for the advertising coordinator and departmental analyst position (2015)

Courses Taught

Undergraduate Courses: Persuasion Theory and Practice, Quantitative Communication Research Methods, Persuasion in Media, Media Workshop: Advertising and Public Relations, Research in Persuasive Communication, Principles of Advertising (Advertising Form and Function), Principles of Public Relations (Public Relations Theory and Practice), Strategic Communication Campaigns, Advertising/Public Relations Campaign or Communication Campaigns, Conflict Management