Yu Yanmin

Educational Background

Ph.D. Mass Communications, S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse University

M.A. Linguistics, Syracuse University

B.A. English Literature, Shanghai International Studies University


Yanmin Yu obtained her Ph.D. from S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University.


She was a professor of Mass Communication and Chair of the Graduate Program in Global Media and Communication Studies at Paier College and University of Bridgeport before that. Dr. Yu taught mass communication courses including Media Law, International Journalism, Communication Theory, Political Communication and Public Diplomacy, Intercultural Communication, and Advertising and PR Campaign among others.

A three-time recipient of Fulbright Scholarship, Dr. Yu conducted research in Egypt, Israel, Australia, and Senegal. She has authored a number of journal articles, book chapters, and books.

Research interests

Dr. Yu’s research interests include media and society, media and foreign policy, media and international relations, and intercultural communication.

Publications/scholarly and creative work

Yanmin Yu & Congsheng Wu, “Chinese Values and Western Values: A Comparative Analysis across the Pacific” in American Review of China Studies, 19(2): 1-22, Fall 2018.


“My Long Awaited Homecoming,” The Commons, School of Arts and Sciences, University of Bridgeport, 2016.


“Digital Power: Public Participation in an Environmental Controversy” in J. Kassiola & S. Guo (Eds.) China’s Environmental Crisis: Domestic and Global Political Impacts and Responses. Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.


“Corruption, Impact of Corruption, and Measures to Curtail Corruption” in S. Guo & B. Guo (Eds.), China in Search of a Harmonious Society. Lexington Books, Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2008.


“China: U.S. Partner, Competitor, or Threat—What Do the Americans Think?” in Challenges Facing Chinese Political Development by S. Guo and B. Guo (Eds.). Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2007


Communication Research Seminar


Public Relations Cases


Speech Communication as Critical Citizenship