- Ph.D. Communication, The University of New Mexico, 2010
- M.A. Communication Studies, University of North Texas, 2006
- B.A. English, National Taiwan Normal University, 2000
Professional Experiences and Appointments:
- Assistant Professor: School of Communication Studies, Ohio University (Fall 2010-present)
- Affiliate Faculty: Women's and Gender Studies, Asian Studies, East Asian Studies, Center for International Studies, Ohio University
- Advisor: Taiwanese Student Association, Ohio University (Fall 2011-present)
- Fellow: Summer Institute of Intercultural Communication, Intercultural Communication Institute (Summer 2011)
- Certified Trainer: Inaugural Summer Institute for Diversity Education, Ohio University
- Graduate Teaching Assistant: Dept. of Communication & Journalism, The University of New Mexico (Fall 2006-Spring 2010)
- Graduate Assistant: Ombuds Services for Faculty (former Faculty Dispute Resolution), The University of New Mexico (Fall 2008-Spring 2010)
- Graduate Teaching Assistant: Department of Communication Studies, University of North Texas (Fall 2004-Spring 2006)
- English Teacher, National Hsin Tien Senior High School, Taipei, Taiwan (July 2001-June 2004)
Research and Teaching Interests: Yea-Wen Chen is a researcher, teacher-scholar, and practitioner of intercultural relationship communication with the ultimate goal of promoting social justice. Her research and teaching interests center on the intersections of culture, communication, identity, and relationships across local, national, and global contexts.
Sample Publications: Publications in peer-reviewed journals, including Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, Communication Monographs, Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, Environmental Communication, China Media Research.
Chen, Y.-W. (2013). Book review: East Asian Social Movements: Power, protest, and change in a dynamic region. Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, 24(1), 289-291.
- Chen, Y.-W., Milstein, T., Auguiano, C., Sandoval, J., & Knudsen, L.(2012). Challenges and benefits of community-based participatory research: A case of collaboratively examining ecocultural struggles. Environmental Communication: A Journal of Nature and Culture, 6(3), 403-421.
- Chen, Y.-W., & Nakazawa, M. (2012). Measuring patterns of self-disclosure in intercultural friendship: Adjusting differential item functioning using multiple-indicators, mulitple-causes models. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 41(2), 131-151.
Chen, Y.-W., & Collier, M. J. (2012). Communication about cultural identity differences matters for nonprofits. Communication Currents, 7(2), accessible at http://www.natcom.org/CommCurrentsArticle.aspx?id=2288#
- Chen, Y.-W., & Collier, M. J. (2012). Intercultural identity positioning: Interview discourses from two identity-based nonprofit organizations. Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, 5(1), 43-63.
- Chen, Y.-W., Fletcher, C., & Oetzel, J. G. (2010). Updating face negotiation in cross-cultural conflict through examining multilevel influences on culture. In M. Hinner (Ed.). Freiberger beitraege: The Interface of Business and Culture (Volume 7, p. 159-185). Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien: Peter Lang.
- Chen, Y.-W., & Nakazawa, M. (2009). Influences of culture on self-disclosure as relationally situated in intercultural and interracial friendships from a social penetration perspective. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 38(2), 77-98.
Selected Awards and Honors:
- Top Four Paper (2013), Intercultural Communication Group, Eastern Communication Association
- Top Four Faculty Paper (2012), International and Intercultural Communication Division, National Communication Association
- Top Paper (2012), Rhetoric and Public Address Interest Group, Western States Communication Association
- Top Paper (2011), Intercultural Communication Interest Group, Western States Communication Association
- Top Four Paper (2011), Environmental Communication Interest Group, Western States Communication Association
- Outstanding Doctoral Student (2010), Dept. of Communication & Journalism, The University of New Mexico
- Outstanding Graduate Scholar (2006), Dept. of Communication Studies, University of North Texas