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Contact Information

Academic School

School of Communication and the Arts


Lowell Thomas 249



(845) 575-3000 ext. 2016


Dr. Qihao Ji

Assistant Professor


Qihao Ji is an Assistant Professor of Communication at Marist College. Before joining Marist, Ji was a post-doctoral fellow at the Florida State University, where he received his Ph.D. degree. Ji’s research lies at the intersection of media effects, positive media psychology, and new media. Specifically, he studies the uses and effects of emerging media technologies at both individual and societal levels. His writings on those subjects have appeared in various referred journals such as Atlantic Journal of Communication, International Journal of Communication, Human Communication Research, Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, Media Psychology, and Psychology of Popular Media Culture, among others.


PhD, Mass Communication, Florida State University
MA,Communication Studies, Bowling Green State University

Research Interests / Areas of Focus

Media Psychology, Emerging Media Technologies, Entertainment Media

Selected Publications

Ji, Q., Raney, A. A., Janicke-Bowles, S. H., Dale, K. R., Oliver, M. B., Reed, A., Seibert, J., & Raney II, A. A. (In press). Spreading the good news: Analyzing socially shared inspirational news content. Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly.

Ji, Q. Harlow, S. Cui, D., & Wang, Z. (2018). Emotional Appeals and the Environment: A Content Analysis of Greenpeace China’s Weibo Posts and Audience Responses. The Journal of Social Media in Society. 7 (1), 37-60.

Cui, D., & Ji, Q. (2017). What Makes Social Q&A Site Use Enjoyable? The Role of Using Modes and Intrinsic Needs Satisfaction. Psychology of Popular Media Culture. Online first, 

Raney, A., & Ji, Q. (2017). Entertaining Each Other?: Modeling the Socially Shared Television Viewing Experience. Human Communication Research, 43 (4). 423-435.

Ji, Q., & Raney, A. (2015). Morally Judging Entertainment: A Case Study of Live Tweeting During Downton Abbey. Media Psychology. 18(2). doi: 10.1080/15213269.2014.956939.

Selected Presentations

Ji, Q., & Raney, A. (2018). The Development and Validation of the Self-Transcendent Emotion Dictionary. Paper presented at the annual meeting of International Communication Association, Computational Methods Division. Prague, Czech Republic. 

Ji, Q., Raney, A. A., Seibert, J., Sorensen, A., Janicke, S. H., & Raney, II, A. A. (2017, Nov). Exploring what makes news stories inspirational and why they might go viral. Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of National Communication Association, Mass Communication Division, Dallas, TX. 

Ji, Q., & Raney, A. (2016, Nov) Watching with Virtual Crowds: The Effects of Live Tweeting on Viewers’ Entertainment Experiences. Paper presented at the Mass Communication Division, NCA, Philadelphia.

Link to CV