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Julie Zhu

  • Assistant Professor of Communication, College of Liberal Arts
  • Telephone: 617.287.3144
  • Office Location: Wheatley Hall,06,00086

Degrees

PhD (Communication), 2012, University of Maryland
MA (Communication), 2007, University of Texas - Arlington
MA (Linguistics), 2003, Beijing Foreign Studies University
BA (English), 2000, Yantain University

Additional Information

Lin Zhu (PhD, University of Maryland) is an assistant professor of communication at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She has extensive research and teaching experience in the U.S. and in China. She specializes in intercultural communication and negotiation and conflict management. Her current research examines how mental models of sojourning students converge to the host nationals’ mental models as a result of intercultural communication, and how such convergence of mental models is related to sojourners’ psychological health. In addition, she conducted cross-cultural tests on the influence of negotiators’ emotions on their own and their partner’s behavior and outcomes. She has taught a variety of communication courses, including intercultural communication, interpersonal communication, research methods, and public speaking. She is also actively involved in study abroad and other educational exchange programs.