Recent doctoral program graduate Yue (Nancy) Dai from the Department of Communication has accepted a tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor at City University of Hong Kong. Ms. Dai will begin her appointment in the Department of Media and Communication this August. “We are extremely proud of Nancy,” said Chairperson Jim Dearing of the MSU Department of Communication. “She is a very strong researcher with an equally strong sense of herself as a young scholar. She will do great things at CityU”.
City University of Hong Kong (CityU) is a public research university in Kowloon, Hong Kong. While it was founded in only 1984, CityU has rapidly established an outstanding reputation in new media research with leading scholars such as Professor Jonathan Zhu who visited Michigan State several years ago. MSU Professor Winson Peng received his doctorate from CityU under Dr. Zhu’s guidance.
Nancy Dai’s research emphasizes computer-mediated communication and the effects of self-disclosure, photographs, and reputation scores on outcomes such as purchasing behavior and liking. She has lived, worked and studied previously in Hong Kong.