Patrick Shaou-Whea Dodge Researcher Profile

Researcher ProfilesPatrick Shaou-Whea Dodge is an Associate Professor Clinical Track and past Associate Program Chair at the University of Colorado Denver’s International College in Beijing.
Patrick Dodge He was a member of the NCA’s Task Force to Foster International Collaborations in the Age of Globalization and worked with the Communication University of China to co-organize the 2016 and 2018 NCA-CUC co-sponsored biennial conferences on, “Communication, Media, and Governance in the Age of Globalization.” In 2019 he worked with Shenzhen University (SZU) to co-organize the NCA-SZU 2019 Shenzhen Forum on “Communication Innovation, New Media, and Digital Journalism.”

His research interests include culture and communication, intercultural communication, and transcultural understanding, driven by a desire for more U.S.-China cross-cultural alliances.  His current research on “China/Chinese Dream” discourse has led to extensive travel throughout China in search of “harmony” and “dreams.” His work has been published in journals such as the Chinese Journal of Communication, the Journal of International & Intercultural Communication, Intercultural Communication Studies, and Women & Language.

Patrick was the 2018 inaugural fellow for the NCA-CUC Visiting Fellows Program for Communication and Media Research. He is also the 2018-2020 Association for Chinese Communication Studies’ (ACCS) Vice-President Elect, and will serve as the ACCS President in 2021-2023.

Patrick has taught Communication courses in Beijing since 2007. His mixed ethnic background (Chinese/Taiwanese-American and European-American) has fueled his passion to learn more about China, Chinese culture and communication, and Sino-U.S. communication in the age of globalization.

Selected Publications:

Dodge, P. S-W. (Forthcoming: 2020). Communication Convergence in Contemporary China: International Perspectives on Politics, Platforms, & Participation. Editor of monograph for publication in English and Chinese (Michigan State University Press & Communication University of China Press). The monograph consists of edited essays first presented at the 2016 CUC-NCA Summer Conference on “Communication, Media, and Governance in the Age of Globalization,” Beijing, China.

Hartnett, S. J., Dodge, P. S-W., & Keränen, L. (2019) “Postcolonial Remembering in Taiwan: 228 and Transitional Justice as “The End of Fear.”” Journal of International & Intercultural Communication. DOI: 10.1080/17513057.2019.1614206

Dodge, P. S-W. & Keränen, L. (2018) “Sixty Years of “Peaceful Liberation” at the Tibet Museum in Lhasa: Triumphant Modernization at the Rooftop of the World.” Chinese Journal of Communication. Volume 11, Issue 3. DOI: 10.1080/17544750.2018.1470543

Dodge, P. S.-W. (2017). Contesting the façade of harmony through art and the Internet in China. In S. Hartnett, L. Keränen, & D. Conley (Eds.), Imagining China: Rhetorics of nationalism in the age of globalization. Ann Arbor: Michigan State University Press.

Bean, H. & Dodge, P. S-W (2017). “Reconfiguring Public Relations with China.” Public Relations Inquiry, 6: 1, 99-114.

Ng, P. L. & Dodge, P. S-W (2015) . “Situating English as a Lingua Franca in Context: Narratives From Japanese and Chinese Classrooms.” Intercultural Communication Studies. 24: 3, 50-64.

Keränen, L., Dodge, P. S.-W., & Conley, D. (2015). Modernizing traditions on the roof of the world: Displaying ‘liberation’ and ‘occupation’ in three Tibet museums. Journal of Curatorial Studies, 4(1), 78-106.

Dodge, P. S.-W. (2014). Finding “the line” in Beijing: Classrooms as liminal space. In P. Ng & E. Boucher (Eds.), Local contextual influences on teaching: Narrative insights from ESL/EFL professionals. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars.

Dodge, P. S.-W., & Suter, E. A. (2008). It’s okay to have a girl: Patronymy and China’s one child policy. Women and Language, 31, 1, 13-22.

International College at Beijing job ad

The University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver) Department of Communication invites applications for a non-tenure-track Instructor position at the International College at Beijing (ICB). The job will commence in September, 2016. Depending on the performance of the individual hired, multi-year renewals are possible.

Located in the Haidian District of Beijing (China’s Silicon Valley), ICB is an international partnership between the China Agricultural University and the University of Colorado Denver that offers complete undergraduate programs in Economics and Communication. All courses are administered and taught by CU Denver faculty in English, and the degree earned is awarded by CU Denver. The ICB program offers a thriving and collegial environment that embodies the best promises of international education, and features classes on diversity, globalization, new media (analysis and production), civic engagement, and more.

The teaching load is 7 courses per academic year. The instructor will be responsible for teaching a range of communication courses including but not limited to New Media Production, Media and Society, Advanced Strategic Communication, Advertising, and Media Writing Skills. This line also includes fulfilling the service role of directing the ICB’s Media Learning Laboratory, a state-of-the-art facility serving the ICB program, where students are taught how to analyze and produce a wide range of media. In this capacity, the successful candidate will need to:
1) be familiar with basic studio lighting set-ups and the operation of a variety of professional-grade video cameras;
2) be conversant with the Adobe Photoshop Suite, Apple’s Final Cut X, and other graphic software design platforms; and 3) be an experienced teacher of these skills and manager of such resources.

The salary is competitive and commensurate with peer institutions. Instructors also receive two round-trip airline tickets between Beijing and your home country, international health insurance, and free on-campus housing. Semesters are 14 weeks long; the fall semester begins in mid-September, and the spring semester begins in mid-February. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. Faculty hired to teach at ICB must be able to meet the requirements to obtain the appropriate visa to work in China.

The Minimum Qualifications for consideration are an M.A. in Communication, two years of experience teaching the kinds of classes listed above, and proven expertise with the video skills noted above. Additional, Preferred Qualifications include a Ph.D. in Communication or a closely allied field. Preference is for an individual who has experience teaching in an international setting and a personal and scholarly interest in diverse cultures. Fluency in or the desire to learn Mandarin is valued, as is an active research agenda and evidence of service capacities.

Applications are accepted electronically ONLY online, refer to job number 04492; the application deadline is May 1, 2016. A complete application will include a Cover Letter, a CV, a list of at least 3 references, and sample syllabi. Questions should be directed to Dr. Hamilton Bean. Applications missing any of the materials listed above may not be considered.

CFP Communication, Media, and Governance in the Age of Globalization (Beijing)

Call for Participants for:
Communication, Media, and Governance in the Age of Globalization

An International Conference Co-Hosted by the Communication University of China (CUC) & the U.S.-based National Communication Association (NCA)
To be held in Beijing, China, June 17-19, 2016

The Communication University of China (CUC) and the U.S.-based National Communication Association (NCA) are pleased to announce a co-sponsored summer conference to be held in Beijing, China, June 17-19, 2016. The conference will be held at the CUC International Convention Center, creating public space for scholars, media practitioners, government officials, and students to participate in open discussions and dialogue. Presentations will be made in English and Chinese, with simultaneous translations available via headsets.

Rationale
China and the United States are positioned to influence notions of democracy, nationalism, citizenship, human rights, environmental priorities, and public health for the foreseeable future. This international conference will address these broad issues as questions about communication: about how our two nations envision each other and how our interlinked imaginaries create both opportunities and obstacles for greater understanding and strengthened relations. Within the overarching theme of “Communication, Media, and Governance in the Age of Globalization,” the conference will address eight key topics, each to be explored in panel sessions, workshops, graduate student panel sessions, and poster sessions.

Panel Sessions
– Social Media, Freedom of Expression, and the Evolving Roles of Netizens
– Privacy and Ethics in the Digital Age
– Cyber Society and Social Governance
– Strategic Communication in the Global Age: Social Media and Public Relations
– Public Health Communication in an Age of Global Risk
– Rhetorics of Environmental Communication and Sustainability in Times of Catastrophe
– China, the U.S. and the Dilemmas of Terrorism
– Gender, Race, and Identity in a World of Fluid Boundaries

Workshops
– Digital Divide: Policy and Practice
– Strategic Management and Leadership in Media Organizations
– Health Communication in the Digital Age
– Emerging Communication Pedagogies in the Age of Globalization

Graduate Student Panels
– Online Communication and Social Media in China
– Health, Risk, and the Rhetorics of Catastrophe

Poster Sessions
– Undergraduate students are encouraged to apply for poster sessions on any of the topics above

Call for Submissions
We invite submissions that address any of the panel sessions, workshops, graduate student panels, or poster sessions cited above.

Applicants should submit an abstract (up to 500 words) and/or completed paper. Please delineate whether proposing a panel or workshop session and if you would like to be considered for a poster session. Workshop submissions should be 4 pages (max), include title, rationale, agenda, and presenter(s) bio info. Deadline for all submissions is Jan. 15th, 2016. Submissions should be in Microsoft Word format. Successful applicants will be contacted on Feb. 5th, 2016 with results.

Please send all submissions and inquiries to Dr. Patrick Shaou-Whea Dodge, Assistant Professor Clinical Track, CU Denver and International College Beijing.

Additional Information
In a show of international friendship and support, the CUC and NCA have generously agreed to waive registration fees for all conference participants.

Upon notification of acceptance to the conference, Dr. Dodge will convey to all participants the necessary information regarding lodging, visas, airfare, and other logistics.

Members of NCA’s “Task Force on Fostering International Collaborations in the Age of Globalization” will present updates regarding their work in Research, Pedagogy, and Service & Conferences subcommittees during the conference.

The conference’s local host, the Communication University of China (CUC) plays a leading research role in studying, teaching about, and practicing communication, journalism, and radio and television arts in China. Since its founding, CUC has earned the reputation of being “the cradle of China’s radio and television talent”; it stands today among the top universities in China. Situated on a lovely campus on Beijing’s east side, CUC’s world-class Convention Center will provide a unique staging ground for conference participants to experience the charm and character of Beijing, the political, economic, and cultural center of China.

The conference’s international host and co-sponsor, the National Communication Association (NCA), stands among the largest and leading organizations committed to studying all aspects of human communication. The NCA’s role in this conference is being led by Dr. Dodge, Dr. Qingwen Dong, and Dr. Zhi Li, members of the NCA’s Task Force on Fostering International Collaborations in the Age of Globalization. By linking the NCA to the cause of citizen advocacy and fair inquiry in China, this event advances the core principles of the discipline and the international reputation and reach of the organization.

University of Colorado Denver in Beijing job ad

Communication Instructor
International College at Beijing
University of Colorado Denver

The University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver) Department of Communication invites applications for a non-tenure-track Instructor position at the International College at Beijing (ICB). The job will commence in September, 2015. Depending on the performance of the individual hired, multi-year renewals are possible.

Located in the Haidian District of Beijing (China’s silicon valley), ICB is an international partnership between the China Agricultural University and the University of Colorado Denver that offers complete undergraduate programs in Economics and Communication. All courses are administered and taught by CU Denver faculty in English, and the degree earned is awarded by CU Denver. The ICB program offers a thriving and collegial environment that embodies the best promises of international education, and features classes on diversity, globalization, new media (analysis and production), environmentalism, and more.

The teaching load is 4 courses each semester. The instructor will be responsible for teaching a range of communication courses. The salary is competitive and commensurate with peer institutions. Instructors also receive two round-trip airline tickets between Beijing and the US, international health insurance, and free on-campus housing. Semesters are 14 weeks long; the fall semester begins in mid-September, and the spring semester begins in mid-February.

The successful applicant will possess an M.A. in communication; a Ph.D. is preferred. Preference is for an individual who has experience teaching in an international setting and a personal and scholarly interest in diverse cultures. Fluency in or the desire to learn Mandarin is valued, as is an active research agenda.  The successful applicant must be able to obtain a work visa in China (type Z).

Interested applicants must apply online. Submit a vita, a cover letter, a sample syllabus, and a list of at least three references. Deadline to apply is May 20, 2015. Finalists for the position will be interviewed between May 22 and May 31, 2015.

The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is available online. CU Denver is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors; to achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment, while the Department of Communication is committed to promoting civic engagement and the use of communication to foster a more equitable and humane world.

For more information, please contact Dr. Sonja Foss.

U Colorado Denver job ad

Assistant Professor of Communication and New Media

The Department of Communication at the University of Colorado Denver (UCD) invites applications for a full-time, tenure-track position in Communication and New Media, at the assistant professor level, beginning in August, 2013.

UCD is an urban campus that serves a diverse student body, values community engagement, and seeks top-notch scholars and world-class teachers. The Department of Communication offers B.A. and M.A. degrees and serves 450majors; professors teach on a 2/2 load and perform research and service consistent with peer urban research universities. The successful candidate will teach courses that fall within the Department’s “Media Studies” pathway, which includes such classes as Introduction to Media Studies, Media and Society, and New Media.

Because the Department participates in a joint venture with the International College Beijing, the Department is especially interested in those candidates whose research touches upon issues of globalization and/or international studies. Because the Department is committed to promoting social justice through community engagement and service-learning, the successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in implementing the study and practice of New Media in the interests of under-resourced communities.

While social scientists and humanists are both encouraged to apply, the successful candidate will need to work effectively in a Department staffed with colleagues whose work falls largely in the rhetorical and cultural traditions.

The Department strongly prefers candidates with a Ph.D. in communication (or a related discipline); however, candidates who are ABD with significant progress on the dissertation will also be considered. Additional preferred qualities include evidence of superior teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level; a track record of leadership in departmental, campus, and disciplinary service capacities; and a proven history of producing significant scholarship.

Applicants should submit a letter of application, vita, three letters of recommendation,two samples of scholarly activity, and evidence of teaching excellence to Dr. Brian L. Ott, Search Committee Chair, Department of Communication, University of Colorado Denver, P.O. Box 173364, CB 176, Denver, CO 80217-3364. In addition to sending hard copies of the materials listed above, applicants must also submit these materials (but not their letters of recommendation) electronically by following the directions. The Assistant Professor position number is 819516 for Department 30095 (Communication).

Candidates with questions about this job description are invited to contact Dr. Ott at brian.ott AT ucdenver.edu or at 303-556-6719.

Review of applications will commence immediately and will continue until the position is filled; preliminary interviews will be conducted at the NCA convention.

UCD is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment. In fact, because the downtown campus is located in the heart of the city’s commercial, cultural, and recreational district, it attracts a diverse population consisting primarily of commuters, many of whom are non-traditional students. This diversity is enriched by UCD’s commitment to a philosophy of inclusion, which is embedded in all aspects of campus life.

Beijing International Studies University 2012

From March 11-23, 2012, I took on the role of visiting professor at the School of English of the Beijing International Studies University, in China. (In China, intercultural communication is often viewed as an extension of foreign language training in order to ensure that students achieve intercultural communicative competence.

As part of my responsibilities there, I taught a graduate seminar on research methods, and also delivered several presentations.

On March 13 and 16, I presented on the topic of “The Social Construction of Identity.” On March 20, the topic was “The History of Intercultural Communication in the United States.

On March 21, I participated in a workshop on “Training for Intercultural Competence in the United States; Prof. JIANG Fei, Director of the Department of Communication, and also Director of the Center for World Media Studies, at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, was the respondent. He and his wife, Dr. Viola Kuo HUANG, introduced my husband and me to a new form of Chinese buffet one evening.

My sincere thanks to Dr. HONG Liang, Associate Dean of the School of English and an intercultural communication scholar, for inviting me, organizing all of the events, including multiple meals with faculty and graduate students, and ensuring the success of the visit. Dr. GU Guoping (Gordon), from the American Studies department, helped with logistics ahead of time, and offered the official welcome when I arrived. Dr. David YU, Chair of the Department of Intercultural Communication, met with me over several days, and then provided the official farewell when I left. Dr. Ivory Juan ZHANG of the same department, participated in several events. Dr. Belinda Zou of the School of International Education not only attended most of the graduate seminar and the other lectures, but also volunteered to play tour guide and showed off parts of Beijing I had not yet visited.

Lu Qinsha (Emily), a master’s level student studying intercultural communication, was my guide and translator for the entire visit. To Emily and all of the other students, I hope you learned enough about research methods to have an easier time preparing your masters’ theses! To the faculty members, I look forward to continuing the connection in the future.

While in Beijing, although it was spring, there was one cold night, and it snowed. This was the view from the campus hotel (from the 18th floor) of the campus. The next morning students were having snowball fights!

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director
Center for Intercultural Dialogue


Peking University

On the afternoon of May 13, 2011, I presented a talk entitled “Interactional Resources for the “Problem” of Intercultural Communication” to the School of Journalism and Communication at Peking University in Beijing, China.

My thanks to Prof. GUAN Shijie for organizing the talk, for several long and fascinating discussions over the course of the afternoon and evening, as well as for dinner that followed the talk. We found many potential points of overlap for future discussions, so I look forward to future connections with Prof. Guan and others in his department. Thanks also to Prof. Casey Man Kong Lum for the initial suggestion that I go to Peking University, and for the introduction that started the conversation.

Additional thanks to the graduate student assigned as guide and translator, AN Xiaojing, not only for getting us across Beijing in a timely fashion but for the tour of Peking University’s stunning campus. She has my best wishes in her Ph.D. studies at USC starting this coming fall semester. (Anyone reading this who is based at USC should please look for her, and make her feel welcome!)

Prof Leeds-Hurwitz, Prof Guan, An Xiaojing
Prof Leeds-Hurwitz, Prof Guan, An Xiaojing

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz
Director, Center for Intercultural Dialogue

Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

On May 12, 2011, I presented a talk entitled “Holding Intercultural, International, Interdisciplinary Dialogues” to the Institute of Journalism and Communication of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, in Beijing, China.

My sincere thanks to Prof. JIANG Fei, Director of the Department of Communication, and also Director of the Center for World Media Studies, both housed within the Institute, not only for organizing this talk, but also for connecting me to his colleagues across China. This series of lectures would never have happened without his introductions. And he is the one who first encouraged me to visit China, when we met several years ago.

This talk was particularly well-attended by not only Prof Jiang’s colleagues at his Center (including: Dr. WANG Feng-Xiang, Dr. ZHANG Dan, and Dr. XIE Ming), and many of their graduate students, but also by faculty and graduate students from a variety of other institutions, and reporters as well. I look forward to continued contact with many of them.

As my talk at CASS was part of a regular salon, the following photo documents the gong ceremony used to start all the salons.

I also thank FENG Jiawei, the graduate student who served as guide and translator. And most particularly, HUANG Kuo, Prof Jiang’s wife, who also served as guide and translator on several occasions. Because we spent a little more time in Beijing than some of the other cities, we not only tasted local specialties (including the famous Beijing roast duck), but got to spend one day exploring the Summer Palace, and another walking part of the Great Wall.

Huang Kuo, Prof Jiang Fei
Huang Kuo, Prof Jiang Fei

Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz
Director, Center for Intercultural Dialogue

Study Abroad-Beijing

Communication in Beijing: A Study Abroad program

University of Utah
May 15 – June 15, 2011

China’s global importance continues to grow exponentially.  This is true in terms of economics, but it is also true in other areas, including the environment and culture. As China’s political and cultural capital, Beijing is the best place to experience China’s dizzying transformation and enduring history.  This summer program would provide students a rich, multifaceted experience in China. Since this would not be a language-based experience, the program would be open to students not planning on learning Chinese. We are offering two 3 credit courses: Strategic Communication and Media Campaigns.  These courses are useful for students interested in  environmental campaigns, social media, public relations, advertising, political campaigns, and mass media.  Specifically, these courses would be beneficial to majors in Communication, Business, Political Science, Asian Studies, and Environmental Studies.  Since China is an economic power, Beijing is awash in strategic communication and media campaigns.  By living in Beijing students will be immersed in Beijing’s exciting media environment, which includes Chinese and international public relations/advertising companies and environmental NGOs.  Through our contacts in Beijing, we will arrange for students to learn both on-site and in the classroom from strategic communication professionals and environmental activists. The program will be hosted on the beautiful campus of China’s renowned Beijing University.

We will enhance students’ class experience through cultural outings, including visiting the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, Beijing Opera, the Olympics Bird’s Nest, the ancient Tanzhe Mountain Temple, and the many parks around Beijing.
The program will be led by Dr. Kevin DeLuca and Dr. Ye Sun and is open to undergraduate and graduate students from across the nation  (Cost-$2800).

See the site for more information or email Kevin.DeLuca@utah.edu