About me

My name is Chih-Hui Lai (pronounced as /ji-hwei lie/). I am an assistant professor in the School of Communication at the University of Akron (since Fall 2012).


Education

Ph.D., Communication and Information, Rutgers University, 2012

Dissertation title: Living History with the Internet: Probing the Sustainability of Mixed-Mode Groups through an Ecological and Evolutionary Lens

(recipient of NCA Group Communication Division's Laura Crowell Dissertation Award in 2012)

M.A., Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media, Michigan State University, 2005

B.A., Foreign Languages and Literatures, National Taiwan University, 1999


Member of the National Communication Association, International Communication Association,  and Association of Internet Researchers.