Weina Ran

Lecturer, Communication and Media

Weina Ran’s research interests include the effects of media multitasking, media effects on public health, and persuasion in entertainment education.  Her research work has been published in peer-reviewed academic journals including the Journal of Health Communication, Computers in Human Behavior, Communication Research, and New Media and Society. She was recently awarded a grant (700,000 Japanese Yen / approx. $7,000) by the Hoso Bunka Foundation in Japan for the project titled, “Effects of Media Multitasking and Second Screening on News Comprehension.”

Dr. Ran has extensive teaching experience in strategic communications, business/professional communications, and advanced research methods in communication.


Ph.D., Communication, Washington State University, 2014

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