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Contact Information

Academic School

School of Communication and the Arts


LT 248



845-575-3000 ext. 2563

Wenjing Xie

Associate Professor, IMC Graduate Program Director


Dr. Wenjing Xie is an associate Professor in School of Communication and the Arts at Marist College. Her research revolves around the uses and effects of emerging communication technologies. Her work has been published in various peer-reviewed journals and books, including Communication Research, Journal of Health Communication, Computers in Human Behavior, Telematics & Informatics, among others. Prior to joining Marist College, she was a tenured associate professor at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. 


PhD in Journalism and Public Communication, University of Maryland College Park
MPhil, Hong Kong Baptist University
MA, Renming University, P.R. China
BA, Shandong University, P.R. China

Research Interests / Areas of Focus

The uses and effects of emerging communication technologies

Selected Publications

Xie, W. (2016). “I am blogging…”: A qualitative study of bloggers’ motivations of writing blogs. In Encyclopedia of E-Commerce Development, Implementation, and Management (edited by I. Lee), pp.2007-2016. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.    

Veenstra, A., Iyer, N., Xie, W., Lyons, B., Park, C., & Feng, Y. (2016). Come Together, Right Now: Retweeting in the Social Model of Protest Mobilization. In Hashtag Publics: The Power and Politics of Networked Discourse Communities (edited by Rambukkana, N.), pp.89-99. New York, NY: Peter Lang. 

Karan, K., Park, C., & Xie, W. (2016). Online women’s magazines: Differences in perceptions between print and online magazines among female readers. Advances in Journalism and Communication, 4, 31-42.

Xie, W. & Kang, C. (2015). See you, see me: Teenagers’ self-disclosure and regret of posting on social network site. Computers in Human Behavior, 52, 398-407.

Feng, Y. & Xie, W. (2015). Digital divide 2.0: The role of social networking sites in seeking health information online from a longitudinal perspective. Journal of Health Communication, 20, 60-68.

Xie, W. & Zhao, Y. (2014). Is seeing believing? Comparing media credibility of traditional and online media in China. China Media Research, 10, 64-73.

Xie, W. (2014). Social network site use, mobile personal talk and social capital among teenagers. Computers in Human Behavior, 41, 228-235.

Xie, W. & Newhagen, J. (2014). The effects of communication interface proximity on user anxiety for crime alerts received on desktop, laptop and hand-held devices. Communication Research, 41, 375-403.

Feng, Y. & Xie, W. (2014). Teens’ concern for privacy when using social networking sites: An analysis of socialization agents and relationships with privacy-protecting behaviors. Computers in Human Behavior, 33, 153-162.

Selected Presentations

Karan, K., Xie, W. & Fu, T. (2017). The “Big Brother”: Social media marketing strategies in the era of Big Data. Paper presented at New Media Expressions Conference. Bengaluru, India. July 28-29, 2017.

Fowler A., Xie, W., & Tavuri, A. (2016). What is beneath the Facebook iceberg? Revealing the relationship between privacy paradox and the belief of fatalism. Paper presented at the annual convention of AEJMC. Minneapolis, MN. August, 2016.

Xie, W. & Karan, K. (2016). How do you manage your privacy? Consumers’ privacy concern and privacy protection on social network sites in the era of Big Data. Paper presented at the annual convention of ICA, Fukuoka, Japan. June 2016.

Xie, W. & Karan, K. (2015). Smoking and health in India: A content analysis of Indian anti-smoking advertisements alerting second-hand smoking on Youtube. Paper presented at the DC Health Communication Conference 2015. Fairfax, VA. April, 2015.

Xie, W. (2015). “I am anxious when disconnected with Facebook”: College students’ use of social media, mobile phone, and psychological well-being. Paper presented at the annual convention of ICA, Puerto Rico 2015.

Awards and Honors

1st Place Paper Award
Marketing, Management & Programming Division, Broadcasting Education Association

Distance Education Development Grant
Southern Illinois University Carbondale

College-Level Outstanding Research Award
College of Mass Communication & Media Arts, SIUC

William A. Minor Grant
Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Research, Scholarly and Creative Activity Grant
Southern Illinois University Carbondale

New Online Course Development Grant
Southern Illinois University Carbondale