Yan Bing Zhang

Yan Bing Zhang
  • Professor
  • Director of Graduate Studies


Ph.D., University of Kansas
Relationships & Social Interaction

Dr. Yan Bing Zhang is a Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Kansas. She served as the Director of Undergraduate Studies from 2006 to 2017.  Yan Bing studies communication, conflict management, and intergroup/intercultural relations with a particular focus on age, ethnic, and cultural groups. She is interested in the ways in which cognitive schemas, societal norms and values, and media representations of groups relate to communication, relational, and identity processes. She also studies the influence that intergroup/intercultural contact has on interpersonal outcomes and reduction of intergroup prejudice and biases. Her publications have gained places in some top domestic and international communication and interdisciplinary journals including Journal of Communication, Communication Monographs, Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, Media and Society, Journal of Cross-Cultural Gerontology, International Journal of Intercultural Relations, Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, International Journal of Language and Social Psychology, Journal of Family Communication, Journal of Asian Pacific Communication, Asian Journal of Communication, and China Media Research.