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Associate Professor


  • PhD, University of Alabama
  • MA, Bowling Green State University
  • BA, Shin Hsin University, Taipei, Taiwan

Teaching Specialties

  • Advertising Media Planning
  • Creative Strategy in Advertising
  • Media Consumer Insights
  • Integrated Marketing Communications
  • Media Management & Entrepreneurship
  • Mass Communication Theories & Practices

Research Interests

  • Social and Psychological Effects of Strategic Communications
  • Cognitive Processing of Persuasive Messages
  • New Media and Human Behavior
  • Global Communication & Social Change


  • National Communication Association
  • International Communication Association
  • Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  • International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies


Dr. Pan is the recipient of the Janice Hocker Rushing Early Career Research Award from SSCA in 2014 and (co)author of two dozen refereed journal articles and book chapters. He has also presented thirty research papers at top-tier academic conferences and received top faculty and student research papers from AEJMC and ICA. Recently, his research has been collected in the Journalist’s Resource of the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics, and Public Policy in the Harvard Kennedy School. Prior to his graduate studies in the United States, Dr. Pan practiced media and communication in Taiwan for a few years, including China Times Express and Taiwan Military Service.

Po-Lin Pan

Contact Information

P: (870) 972-2695
F: (870) 972-2997


Building: Education/Communication
Room: 367

Alternative Contact

Anita Murray
P: (870) 972-3070