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Patrick Shaou-Whea Dodge, PhD


Associate Chair and Assistant Professor, International College Beijing

Curriculum Vitae​

Email: Patrick Dodge

Office Location:
17 Qinghua Dong Road, Mailbox 94
China Agricultural University, East Campus
Haidian District 100083 Beijing, China

Phone: 86 10 186 1001 2503 (China)
Fax: 86 10 6232 4371 (China)
Areas of Expertise: ​Culture & Communication, Intercultural Communication, Chinese Communication

Education & Degrees

PhD, University of Denver, Culture and Communication, 2011
MA, University of Denver, Culture and Communication, 2006
BA, San Jose State University, Intercultural Communication, 2002

​​Bio

Patrick Shaou-Whea Dodge is Instructor and Associate Program Chair at the University of Colorado Denver's International College Beijing. He also serves as the editor on duty for China Agricultural University’s journal publication, “Proceedings of URP – Related Research at ICB” (2008-Present).

An Intercultural Communications major at San Jose State University, Patrick later earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in Culture and Communication with a minor in International Studies from the University of Denver. His doctoral research included in-depth interviews with 2008 Beijing Olympic volunteers about their communication encounters with international visitors during the games and how, through the trope of harmony, the ‘New Face’ of China was performed. His current research moves in two directions: 1) focusing on how art and the internet are opening up new possibilities for communicative resistance that push the boundaries of ‘free speech’ in China and, 2) building cross-cultural alliances between China and the U.S. by helping western scholars understand Chinese communication practices and; helping Chinese scholars understand how western scholars understand Chinese communication practices.

Patrick has taught communication courses at ICB since 2007. His teaching philosophy is rooted in the combination of theory and practice, concepts and application, which he believes can lead to exciting insights and understanding not only within but also outside of the classroom in everyday practice. Patrick’s mixed ethnic background (Chinese/Taiwanese-American and European-American) has fueled his passion to learn more about China and Chinese culture and communication. When he is not teaching or working on his research, you can find Patrick at Beijing’s Silk Market busy learning how to improve his haggling skills.

Select Publications

Dodge, P. S-W (2011). The Performance of Intercultural Communication: China’s “New Face” and the 2008 Beijing Olympics. (Dissertation; ProQuest 9781124957173)

Dodge, P. S-W, & Suter, E. A. (2008). It’s Okay To Have A Girl: Patronymy and China’s One Child Policy. Women and Language, 31, 1, 13-22.​​

Courses Taught

COMM 1011: Fundamentals of Communication
COMM 1021: Mass Communication
COMM 2020: Communication, Citizenship, and Social Justice
COMM 2041: Interpersonal Communication
COMM 3271: Communication & Diversity
COMM 4031: Perspectives on Communication (Communication Theory)
COMM 4230: Nonverbal Communication
COMM 4250: Communication & Conflict
COMM 4270: Intercultural Communication
COMM 4665: Advertising
COMM 4688: Capstone (Transitioning From College To Career) ​