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Edgar Huang, Ph.D.

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


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  • Ph.D., Mass Communications, Indiana University (1999)
  • M.F.A., Visual Arts, University of California, San Diego (1995)
  • M.L., Journalism, People's University of China, Beijing (1988)
  • B.A, English, The Institute of International Relations, Beijing (1984)


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

Huang started his college teaching career in 1984 and 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, Indiana University, the University of South Florida St. Petersburg, Northern Illinois University, University of California San Diego, and the Institute of International Relations.

His freelance experience covers writing, still photography, web publishing, news design and video production and editing. His articles on health care 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 have appeared in a variety of journals related to health care and journalism, including Journalism & Communication Monographs, Convergence, and the International Journal of Healthcare Management.

Huang’s projects include:

  • Conducting a series of industrial research projects on video streaming. 2006–2010.
  • Developing multiple service-learning courses and international learning course with funding support from IUPUI, 2007–2010.
  • Pioneering the research on health care new media marketing in 2009.
  • Producing the documentary movie “A Medical Educator in Republic China – C.U. Lee,” 2014-2017
  • Acquiring two funds for the Exploring IUPUI project (possibly the first 3-D rendition of a university campus across a historical timeline), 2017–2018.
  • Several public service announcement videos, documentary videos, and promotional videos that Huang’s students produced in N501 Foundations of Digital Production and other classes, which” have been adopted by Riley Hospital, Clarian Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis Parks Foundation, Indiana Organ Procurement Organization, U.S. Courthouse and other groups.
  • “Searching for an Ideal Streaming Technology,” a research project Huang worked on with an undergraduate student in an independent study, which won Judges’ Choice Award at the 2006 New Media Consortium Summer Conference.
  • “Your Name Is Miracle,” a documentary video on organ donation Huang worked on with three seniors in his Fall 2005 A451 Advanced Video class. It won the 2007 AACN (American Association of Critical-Care Nurses) Media Award among close to 1,000 entries.
  • The Department of Journalism and Media Studies, University of South Florida St. Petersburg website, designed by Huang, which won first place in 2004 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 Huang and one of his students) won top awards in the USFSP Web Design competition in 2004.

Research Interests

  • Health care new media marketing
  • Digital media and patient education
  • 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


NEWM N100 Foundations of New Media

NEWN N353 Intermediate Digital Video

NEWM N501 Foundations of Digital Production

NEWM N507 Digital Media for Healthcare

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