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Linda Dam

Assistant Professor

Journalism and Media Studies
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Dr. Dam specializes in public relations and strategic communication practices, communication and media theory and research, and cross-cultural communication. Her research interests include cross-cultural communication strategies, uses and effects of new media technologies, parasocial relationship formations within a social media landscape, and food-related influencer marketing. Her work has been published in Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media, Journal of Social Media in Society, and Journal of Communication and Healthcare. She is also a member of Public Relations Society of American (PRSA). 


  • B.A. English and History – University of California, Irvine
  • M.A. Mass Communication – California State University, Fullerton
  • Ph.D. Communication – University of Connecticut