Edgar Huang, Ph.D., M.F.A.

Edgar Huang, Media Arts and Science faculty
  • Associate Professor, Media Arts and Science


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  • Ph.D., Mass Communication, Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana (1999)
  • MFA, Visual Arts, University of California, San Diego, California (1995)
  • ML, Journalism, People's University of China, Beijing, China (1988)
  • BA, English, The Institute of International Relations, Beijing, China (1984)


Dr. Huang has taught media convergence, online video streaming, video production and editing, photojournalism, photography, web publishing, graphic and layout design, research methods, computer-assisted reporting, and news writing courses at IUPUI, the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, Northern Illinois University, Indiana University, University of California, San Diego, and the Institute of International Relations. Huang started his college teaching career in 1984.

Huang pioneered the research on healthcare new media marketing in 2009. His articles on healthcare new media marketing, youth news consumption, new media education, media convergence, rich media, video streaming, copyright issues related to DVD ripping, online imaging, documentary photography, postmodern photography, digital imaging, and the Internet and national development are seen in International Journal of Healthcare Management, Journal of Communication in Healthcare, Journal of Medical Marketing, Health Marketing QuarterlyInternational Journal of Pharmaceutical and Healthcare Marketinge-Service JournalConvergence, Journalism and Communication MonographsVisual Communication QuarterlyNewspaper Research JournalInformation Technology for Development, and so on.

Huang’s freelance experience covers writing, still photography, web publishing, news design and video production, and editing. Your Name Is Miracle, a documentary video on organ donation that three seniors in his Fall 2005 A451 Advanced Video class and he worked on, won the 2007 AACN (American Association of Critical-Care Nurses) Media Award among close to 1,000 entries. A research project “Searching for an Ideal Streaming Technology,” which he worked on with an undergraduate student in an independent study, won Judges’ Choice Award at the 2006 New Media Consortium Summer Conference and was published online at In 2004, the Department of Journalism and Media Studies, University of South Florida St. Petersburg website, designed by Huang, won first place in the Department and School sites category in the annual “Best of the Web” Design Competition run by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. The same site and the USFSP College of Arts and Sciences website (designed by Edgar Huang and one of his students) won top awards in the USFSP Web Design competition in 2004. Several public service announcement videos, documentary videos, and promotional videos that Huang’s students produced in N501 and other classes have been adopted by Riley Hospital, Clarian Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis Parks Foundation, Indiana Organ Procurement Organization, U.S. Courthouse, and so on.

Dr. Huang joined the IUPUI School of Informatics and Computing faculty in the fall of 2004. He teaches courses related to video production and editing, web design, video streaming, and empirical research.

Research Interests

  • Healthcare new media marketing
  • New media education
  • Youth news consumption
  • Video streaming
  • Copyright issues related to DVD ripping
  • Media convergence
  • Usability and aesthetics of web design
  • Digital imaging manipulation and its impact on audience
  • The Internet and national development
  • Documentaries

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