(Frank) Hechen Ding

Frank Hechen Ding
  • Ph.D. Student

Contact Info


Hechen (Frank) Ding is a doctoral student at the University of Kansas. Before KU, Hechen got his B.A. from the Communication University of China and his M.A. from the University of Macao. Hechen's research agenda focuses on exploring how media influences American politics. He also has interests in public relations and advertising.


Persuasion and Public Opinion

Selected Presentations

Ding, H, Pei, J., Lisovskaia, E. (2023, April) Political selective exposure to abortion-related news: A pilot study of pro-choice Kansas Republicans’ media use. Poster session presented at AEJMC 2023 Conference, Washington, D.C.

Lisovskaia, E., Pei, J., Ding, H. (2023, April) Body image and food content on TikTok: Exploring the influence of TikTok videos on users’ body image. Poster session presented at AEJMC 2023 Conference, Washington, D.C.

Nguyen, N., Ding, H., Vu, H., & Peters, P. (2022, November). When the media goes to war: How Russian news media defend the country’s image during the conflict with Ukraine. Accepted for presentation at the 73rd Annual International Communication Association, Toronto, Canada.

Nguyen, N., Baines, A., Ding, H., Alhammad, A., & Vu, H. (2022, April). Country image restoration during the Covid-19 pandemic: Social media communication strategies used by Chinese embassies in 11 countries. Poster session presented at AEJMC 2022 Conference, Detroit, Michigan.