Yuran, Dzmitry

Assistant Professor
Arts and Communication, School of

Educational Background

Ph.D. - University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2015

M.S. - University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2011

B.S. - Belarusian State University, Minsk, Belarus, 2008

Recognition & Awards

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN - The Best Practices in Teaching Programs for Graduate Assistants and Associates, Postdoctoral Lecturers, and New Faculty, Spring 2013

The University of Tennessee Athletic Department ESPN Graduate Student Award for Incoming Doctoral Students, August 2011

Current Courses

COM 5210 International Political Communication

COM 2425 Introduction to Communication

COM 2225 Writing for Media

COM 2223 Scientific and Technical Communication

Professional Experience

Dr. Yuran began his career in education at the University of Tennessee, where he taught journalism and communication courses, including multimedia storytelling, media reporting, and media writing. He also assisted in teaching international journalism, media law and ethics, as well as media history and introduction to communication courses.
Aside from teaching and research, Dr. Yuran developed a keen interest and some experience in international education while working for UT's International House.
Prior to beginning his journey in academia, Dr. Yuran worked in advertising and marketing communications in native Belarus, where he also tried himself in the newspaper business. His early professional endeavors helped Dr. Yuran develop a deep respect for quality journalism and well-thought-out strategic communication.

Additional Duties

Member, Internationalizing the Campus Committee

Representative, Faculty Senate

Member, College of Psychology and Liberal Arts Faculty Development Committee

Current Research

At the moment, Dr. Yuran continues an inquiry into the roles of think tanks and other organizations in political agenda-setting, as well as his work on mass communication effects on political knowledge and behavior.

Selected Publications

Selected Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:

Geidner, N., Pjesivac, I., Imre, I., Coman, I., & Yuran, D. (2015). The Role of Interactive Graphics in Reducing Misperceptions in the Electorate. Visual Communication Quarterly, 22(3), 133-145.

Yuran, D. (2013). The Point of No Return: Belarusian Audience Refusal to Use Western Broadcast Media after Exposure to Their Content. Media Transformations, 9.

 

Conference Proceedings:

Dinerstein, A., & Yuran, D. (2014). Representation of Belarus in Western online Media. In Reifová, I., & Pavlíčková, T. (Eds.), Proceedings from CEECOM 2012: Media, Power and Empowerment. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholar Publishing.

 

Selected Peer-Reviewed Conference Presentations

Yuran, D. (2016, August). Think Tanks and News Media in U.S. Foreign Policy Agenda-Setting: Who is Telling Whom What to Talk About? Paper presented at the AEJMC 2016 Conference, Minneapolis, MN.

Yuran, D., Graham, M., & Fitzgerald, M. (2014, May). The Newspaper Shook My Confidence and The County Clerk Broke My Trust: Media Effects and Interactions with Local Authorities in Building and Deteriorating Public Confidence in Democratic Institutions. Paper presented at AAPOR 69th Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA.

D’Arcy, D., Yuran, D., & Coman, I., (2013, August). Tweets from the Horse’s Mouth: Network Television News Framing of 2012 Presidential Candidates on Twitter. Paper presented at the AEJMC 2013 Conference, Washington, DC.

Geidner, N., Radovic, I., Imre, I., Coman, I., & Yuran, D. (2013, June). The Role of Interactive Graphics in Reducing Misperceptions in the Electorate. Paper presented at the ICA 2013 Conference, London, UK.

Yuran, D. (2013, April). The Point of No Return: Belarusian Audience Refusal to Use Western Broadcast Media after Exposure to Their Content. Paper presented at the Central & East European Communication & Media Conference, Kaunas, LT.

Yuran, D. (2012, May). Public Confidence in Social Institutions and Media Coverage: A Case of Belarus. Paper presented at the AAPOR 67th Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.

 

Selected Peer-Reviewed Encyclopedia Articles

Yuran, D. (Forthcoming). Fourth Amendment. In Schintler, L., McNeely, C (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Big Data. New York, NY: Springer Publishing.

Yuran, D. (Forthcoming). Common Sense Media. In Schintler, L., McNeely, C (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Big Data. New York, NY: Springer Publishing.

Yuran, D. (2014). Information Abundance. In Harvey, K. & Golson, J. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Social Media and Politics. New York, NY: Sage Publications.

Yuran, D.(2014). Spiral of Silence. In Harvey, K. & Golson, J. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Social Media and Politics. New York, NY: Sage Publications