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SMC Ph.D. alumna Joy (Chin-Chung) Chao received tenure and promotion at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and two university research grants

Dr. Joy (Chin-Chung) Chao, a BGSU SMC Ph.D. alumna, received tenure and promotion to associate professor in the School of Communication at the University of Nebraska at Omaha this spring.  She is also the only faculty in the history of her school to receive two research grants at her university in the same year.

Dr. Chao’s research proposal, “From Professionals to First Ladies: The Role of Liyuan Peng and Michelle Obama in the Media’s Portrayal” has been awarded for Faculty Research International (FRI) grant award in the amount of $5,000.

In Fall 2014, she was awarded a 2015 UCRCA grant for her proposal titled, “I Am in the Homeless Home or I Am always on the Way Home: Formatting Identity and Imagined Community through Ethnic Media Use.”

Previously, she received a FRI grant award in 2013-2014 for $5,000, which led to the publication: Chao, C. C., & Tian, D. (2014). Disputes over the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands: Communication tactics and grand strategies. Journal of International Relations and Foreign Policy, 2(2), 19-47.