Dr. Shujun Jiang, graduated from the lab in 2008, has been promoted to associated professor at United Arab Emirates University (UAEU). Founded in 1976 by the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, UAEU is the first and foremost comprehensive national university in the UAE. It ranks No.1 in the UAE and No.5 in the Arab World.
Shujun joined Mass Communication Department at UAEU as an assistant professor in 2012. In the past six years, she has achieved extensively in every area of her faculty career. She received Excellence in Teaching Award in her 3rd year at UAEU. She is a pioneer and leader in applying educational technology and pedagogy in teaching and learning. Her research focuses on online journalism, media credibility, and social media studies. Her papers were published in The Journal of International Communication, Information, Communication & Society, International Journal of Information and Education Technology and other journals and conferences. In 2018, her research proposal on “Understanding radicalization/counter-radicalization communication on social media: A computational approach” received a Research Excellence Award from Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge. Shujun also serves as a liaison officer in bridging UAEU with top universities in China for outreaching and improve UAEU international visibility, impact, and university ranking.