Assistant Professor, School of Arts and Communication
WRI 1001 - 201 First-Year Writing 2 (online)
COM 2425 Introduction to Communication
COM 2223 Scientific and Technical Communication (in-class and hyrbid sections)
COM 5510 Covering Science and Technology
COM 5420-3085 International Journalism
COM 5210 International Political Communication
COM 4226 Online Reporting
COM 3231 Writing about Science
COM 2225 Writing for Media
Ph.D. - University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2015
M.S. - University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2011
B.S. - Belarusian State University, Minsk, Belarus, 2008
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN - The Best Practices in Teaching Programs for Graduate Assistants and Associates, Postdoctoral Lecturers, and New Faculty, Spring 2013
Top-five Intercultural Communication Division’s research paper at the 2020 International Communication Association’s Annual Conference, May 2020
Florida Tech College of Psychology and Liberal Arts Faculty Research and Scholarship Grant, Spring 2019
The University of Tennessee Athletic Department ESPN Graduate Student Award for Incoming Doctoral Students, August 2011
Dr. Yuran began his career in education at the University of Tennessee where he taught journalism and communication courses, including multimedia storytelling, media reporting, and media writing. He also assisted in teaching international journalism, media law and ethics, as well as media history and introduction to communication courses.
Aside from teaching and research, Dr. Yuran developed a keen interest and some experience in international education while working for UT's International House.
Before beginning his journey in academia, Dr. Yuran worked in advertising and marketing communications in native Belarus, where he also tried himself in the newspaper business. His early professional endeavors helped Dr. Yuran develop a deep respect for quality journalism and well-thought-out strategic communication.
Academic Advisor, Multiplatform Journalism Major
Representative, Faculty Senate
Member, College of Psychology and Liberal Arts Communication Committee
Dr. Yuran is working to advance our understanding of the relationship between news organizations, incorporated and independently owned, and their audience. His primary focus at the moment is on the motivation behind news coverage decisions in modern newsrooms.
Dr. Yuran continues also his inquiries into media effects in modern politic and nontraditional agenda-setters in political communication, such as think tanks.
Yuran, D., Fitzgerald, M., & Graham, M. (2019). Media Influence and Interactions with Local Authorities as a Factor of Public Confidence in Democratic Institutions. Media and Communication, 9, 7-22.
Geidner, N., Pjesivac, I., Imre, I., Coman, I., & Yuran, D. (2015). The Role of Interactive Graphics in Reducing Misperceptions in the Electorate. Visual Communication Quarterly, 22(3), 133-145.
Yuran, D. (2013). The Point of No Return: Belarusian Audience Refusal to Use Western Broadcast Media after Exposure to Their Content. Media Transformations, 9.
Dinerstein, A., & Yuran, D. (2014). Representation of Belarus in Western online Media. In Reifová, I., & Pavlíčková, T. (Eds.), Proceedings from CEECOM 2012: Media, Power and Empowerment. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholar Publishing.
Castor, E., Yuran, D., & Edwards, E. (2020, May). International Students, Immigration Policy, and Perceived Internal Support: Student Reactions to the “Travel Ban.” Paper presented at the ICA 2020 Conference, Gold Coast, AU. [top-five paper in association division]
Gangloff, A., Yuran, D. (2020, May). Elements of Political Brands and Effects of Political Branding on Electoral Success. Paper presented at the ICA 2020 Conference, Gold Coast, AU.
O’Neal, K., Yuran. D. (2020, March). Combatting Negative Stigma and Communication Obstacles for a University Counseling Services: A Case Study at Florida Institute of Technology. Paper presented at the 2020 AEJMC Southeast Colloquium, Memphis, TN.
Yuran, D. (2016, August). Think Tanks and News Media in U.S. Foreign Policy Agenda-Setting: Who is Telling Whom What to Talk About? Paper presented at the AEJMC 2016 Conference, Minneapolis, MN.
Yuran, D., Graham, M., & Fitzgerald, M. (2014, May). The Newspaper Shook My Confidence and The County Clerk Broke My Trust: Media Effects and Interactions with Local Authorities in Building and Deteriorating Public Confidence in Democratic Institutions. Paper presented at AAPOR 69th Annual Conference, Anaheim, CA.
D’Arcy, D., Yuran, D., & Coman, I., (2013, August). Tweets from the Horse’s Mouth: Network Television News Framing of 2012 Presidential Candidates on Twitter. Paper presented at the AEJMC 2013 Conference, Washington, DC.
Geidner, N., Radovic, I., Imre, I., Coman, I., & Yuran, D. (2013, June). The Role of Interactive Graphics in Reducing Misperceptions in the Electorate. Paper presented at the ICA 2013 Conference, London, UK.
Yuran, D. (2013, April). The Point of No Return: Belarusian Audience Refusal to Use Western Broadcast Media after Exposure to Their Content. Paper presented at the Central & East European Communication & Media Conference, Kaunas, LT.
Yuran, D. (2012, May). Public Confidence in Social Institutions and Media Coverage: A Case of Belarus. Paper presented at the AAPOR 67th Annual Conference, Orlando, FL.
Yuran, D. (Forthcoming, 2021). Fourth Amendment. In Schintler, L., McNeely, C (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Big Data. New York, NY: Springer Publishing.
Yuran, D. (Forthcoming, 2021). Common Sense Media. In Schintler, L., McNeely, C (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Big Data. New York, NY: Springer Publishing.
Yuran, D. (2014). Information Abundance. In Harvey, K. & Golson, J. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Social Media and Politics. New York, NY: Sage Publications.
Yuran, D. (2014). Spiral of Silence. In Harvey, K. & Golson, J. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Social Media and Politics. New York, NY: Sage Publications