Ruoxu Wang, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

314 Meeman Journalism Building
Office Hours
As posted
Dr. Ruoxu Wang


Ph.D. in Mass Communications, Penn State University
M.S. in Mass Communications, North Dakota State University
B.A. in Journalism, Broadcasting, & Mass Communication Technologies, North Dakota State University


About Dr. Ruoxu Wang

Dr. Ruoxu Wang joined the Department of Journalism and Strategic Media at the University of Memphis (U of M) as an Assistant Professor of Advertising in 2017. She received her Ph.D. from Penn State University, her master’s, and bachelor's degree from North Dakota State University.

Dr. Wang’s research focuses on the intersection of media effects and persuasion under the context of strategic communication and communication technology. Her research has been published in premier peer-reviewed journals such as Mass Communication and Society, Telematics and Informatics, International Journal of Human Computer Interaction, and Social Media + Society, among others. 

Dr. Wang’s research has been recognized with the top paper awards from AEJMC and IPRRC in 2016. In 2019, she won the Top Three Most Promising Professor Award from AEJMC’s Mass Communication and Society division. In 2020, she won the D. Mike Pennington Outstanding Mentoring Award from the Department of Journalism and Strategic Media. In 2021, she won the CCFA Dean's Award for Outstanding Research. She also secured the Communities of Research Scholars grants in 2019 and 2020 respectively from the University of Memphis.

At U of M, Dr. Wang teaches both graduate and undergraduate classes in Visual Media, Creative Strategy, Media Planning, Web Publish I, Quantitative Research Method, and Mass Communication Technology.

Dr. Wang currently serves as the Associate Chair of the Awards committee at AEJMC’s Mass Communication and Society Division.