PROFESSIONAL & PUBLIC SERVICES

Appointments
  • Advisory Board Member, "Digital Infrastructures: Access and Use in the Network Society" (DINS), Canadian GRAND Network Centre for Excellence (9/1/2010 - 3/31/2013)
  • Graduate Student Advisor, Jian Rui, Department of Communication, University at Buffalo
  • Dissertation Committee Member, Joesph Loporcaro, Department of Communication, University at Buffalo
  • Master's Thesis Committee Member, Si Chen, Department of Communication, University at Buffalo
  • Master's Project Committee Member, Dan Zhou, Department of Communication, University at Buffalo
Invited Talks
  • “Digital games and social media for health promotion” in HB602 Principles of Community Health and Health Behavior, Department of Community Health and Health Behavior, University at Buffalo, 3/31/2011
  • “Serious games” in SOC356 Technology and Society, Department of Sociology, University of Toronto, 3/24/2011
  • “The entertainment-education strategy in health communication campaigns” in COM633 Health Communication Campaigns, Department of Communication, University at Buffalo, 11/30/2010
  • “Digital communication and social networking for health promotion and social change” in COM500 Pro-Seminar to first-year graduate students, Department of Communication, University at Buffalo, 9/29/2010
  • “Meaningful play: Food for thought for digital health game designers” in CTIN492 Experimental Game Topics: Health and Interactive Media, School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California, 2/16/2010
  • “Health communication and promotion through digital entertainment and social media” in School of Communication Studies, Kent State University, 12/8/2009
  • “Connected: The social transformations of communication technology in everyday life” in the Department of Communication, University at Buffalo, 12/4/2009
  • “Health communication and promotion through digital entertainment and social media” in School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Iowa, 12/2/2009
  • “The power of entertainment-education” in Health and Media class, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Iowa, 12/1/2009
  • “Health communication and promotion through digital entertainment and social media” in COMM620 Communication Technology for Health and Social Services, University of Southern California, 11/18/2009
  • “Introduction to Qualtrics: A web survey tool for research” in COMM552 Research Methods in Communication II, University of Southern California, 2/12/2009
  • “Serious games: Meaningful play in the digital network society” in COMM402 Public Communication Campaigns, University of Southern California, 11/17/2008
  • “Digital games beyond entertainment: Possibilities, challenges, and lots of open-ended questions” in CMGT583 Social Marketing and Entertainment-Education, University of Southern California, 4/15/2008
Peer Review for Publications
  • Journal of Comparative Family Studies, Human Communication Research, Social Networks, 2010
  • Journal of Communication (2), Sociology Compass, 2009
  • Journal of Media Psychology, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 2008
  • Sigismondi, P. (2009). Hollywood piracy in China: An accidental case of US public diplomacy in the globalization age? Chinese Journal of Communication, 2(3), 273-287.
  • “Digital games: Consumer resource for health, social and emotional capital” in a book edited by Dr. Maryalice Jordan-Marsh, 2008
  • “Social isolation, cohesion, or transformation? How Canadians’ use of the Internet is shaping society” by the Science, Innovation, and Electronic Information Division of Statistics Canada, 2009
International Conference Contributor
  • Reviewer, Games Interest Group, International Communication Association, 2009
  • Co-organizer, Annenberg Workshop on Games for Learning, Development & Change, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California, 2007
  • Volunteer, International Communication Association annual meeting, San Diego, 2003
  • Translator for the Chinese Delegation to San Diego, 2002
Cultural Exchange & Student Activity Organizer
  • Cultural Ambassador, Intercultural Communication class, San Diego State University, 2002
  • Co-Initiator, English book donation HELP project to mainland China, 2002
    Chair of Student Government, Department of Oriental Studies, Peking University, 1998-1999
  • President of Japanese Club, Peking University, 1998-1999
  • Organized 2nd Intercultural Communication Activity Series with China Studies Association of Ritsumeikan University, Japan, 1999
  • Initiated and organized the 1st Japanese Cultural Festival of Peking University, Attended by Japanese ambassador and reported by CCTV, China Radio International, HK Phoenix TV, etc.
  • General Editor of school magazine-Girls at Peking University, 1998-1999
  • Head of Dept of Female Students, 24th Peking University Student Government, 1997-1998
  • Organized the 5th Female Students Festival, part of 100th Anniversary of Peking University, 1998

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