Yanqin Lu, PH.D.


Position: Assistant Professor
Phone: 419-372-2405
Email: ylu@bgsu.edu
Address: 409 Kuhlin Center


Yanqin Lu received his Ph.D. from Indiana University. His primary teaching interest is in information and communication technology, with an emphasis on social media.

His research examines political communication processes in the changing media environment. Specifically, he is interested in how emerging media use influences people's political attitudes, as well as their engagement in politics. He has published articles in refereed journals such as New Media & Society, Journal of Media Psychology, International Journal of Communication, and Computers in Human Behavior.


Ph.D. Indiana University
M.A. Indiana University

Courses Taught:

Online Social Media
Seminar in New Media Research

Select Representative Works:

Heatherly, K. A., Lu, Y., & Lee, J. K. (2017). Filtering out the other side? Cross-cutting and like-minded discussions on social networking sites. New Media & Society, 19(8), 1271-1289. https://doi.org/10.1177/1461444816634677

Lu, Y., Lee, J. K., & Kim, E. (in press). Network characteristics matter in politics on Facebook: Evidence from a U.S. national survey. Online Information Review.