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Anne Cooper-Chen

Professor Emerita


Phone: 740.593.9812

Email: cooper@ohio.edu

Twitter: @annecooperchen

Office: Sing Tao 208

Education: Ph.D. in Mass Communication, University of North Carolina (1984); M.S. in mass communications, Virginia Commonwealth University (1979); M.A. in Japanese studies, University of Michigan (1969); A.B. in English, Vassar College (1966).

Experience: On the faculty since 1985. Founding director of the Institute for International Journalism. Director, Graduate Studies and Research, 2002-2005. Covered the International Women’s Decade Conference in Nairobi, Kenya, 1985. Taught journalism in Tunisia in 1988, in Beijing, China, in 2000, in Germany in 1998, in Malaysia in 1996, in Hong Kong and Japan in 2001 and in Shandong, China, in 2005.

Worked for 10 years full-time as assistant editor, editorial assistant, staff writer, photographer, feature writer and copy editor for newspapers, magazines, journals, and a book publisher, including the Asahi Evening News in Japan and Commonwealth, a statewide magazine in Virginia.

Has been interviewed by ABC-TV, BBC radio, the New York Times, Wired magazine, the Los Angeles Times, The Village Voice and other media. Co-author of Idols, Victims, Pioneers: Virginia’s Women from 1607 (Dietz Press, 1976); author of Mass Communication in Japan (Iowa State University Press, 1997) and Games in the Global Village (Popular Press, 1994) which was translated into Korean; editor of and author of chapters in Global Entertainment Media (Erlbaum, 2005).

Research: Author of articles in various mass communication journals, including Gazette, International Communication Bulletin, Keio Communication Review and (forthcoming) Journal of Public Relations Research. Has written chapters for Global Journalism (1995), Africa’s Media Image (1992), Women, Media and Sport (1994), International Public Relations (1996) and Comics and Ideology (2001). Has presented more than 30 refereed papers at regional, national and international conferences since 1981. Serves on the editorial board of Journalism and Communication Monographs and Journalism Studies. Is listed in Who’s Who of American Women and Who’s Who in Education. Member: AEJMC (head of the International Division in 1989-90; elected to Research Committee, 1991-94, Publications Committee, 1994-97; head and creator of Entertainment Studies Interest Group, 2000; Presidential Task Force on Internationalization, current); received Outstanding Contributions Award, International Division, 2005. Spent the 1992-93 academic year as a Fulbright senior research scholar in Japan. Was a DAAD (German Fulbright) professor in Leipzig in 1998 and LAM East-West Center fellow in Hong Kong, 2001. Spent 2000-2001 in Beijing, Hong Kong and Nagoya. Director of the Ohio-Shandong Center in East Asia, fall 2005.

Teaching and interest areas: international communication, theory, and gender studies. Has served on more than 125 thesis/dissertation committees. Was the only female to serve as E.W. Scripps School of Journalism director for graduate studies and research (2002-2005).