Yi-Ning Katherine Chen (Dr)
Commissioner, National Communications Commission, Taiwan
Commissioner Yi-Ning Katherine Chen joined the National Communications Commission, Taiwan in August 2014.
Dr Chen previously served as Associate Dean of Communication College at National Chengchi University, as well as Vice Chair of Chinese Communication Society. She was also a panel review committee member in Taiwan’s Ministry of Science and Technology and an external reviewer for the Research Grants Council in Hong Kong among other posts.
Dr Chen’s primary research is in the areas of media content and its effects, focusing on the media’s role in elections since 2000. Dr Chen has hosted two Integrated Research Projects for Taiwan’s Ministry of Science and Technology - the Presidential Election in 2008, and Science Communication: From Content Production to Audience Perception - and served as a guest editor for special issues on Individualism vs. Collectivism for the Chinese Journal of Communication and Health Communication for the Journal of Communication and Society.
She has received a number of awards, including the Outstanding Research Award from Taiwan’s Ministry of Science and Technology. Her academic research has been published in journals such as Journalism Studies.
Dr Chen has a PhD from The University of Texas at Austin.