Sumana  Chattopadhyay
Dr. Sumana ChattopadhyayMarquette University

Johnston Hall, 404F

MilwaukeeWI53201United States of America
(414) 288-3488(414) 288-3923 (FAX)

Associate Professor of Digital Media and Performing Arts/Media Studies


B.Sc., University of Calcutta (1997)
M.Sc., University of Calcutta (1999)
Ph.D., University of Missouri- Columbia (2006)

Courses Taught

DGMD 4850 Television Criticism
DGMD 4855 Communication and Social Issues of the Internet
COMM 4400 Mass Communication Theory and Research
COMM 4600 Media Management

Research Interests

Media effects and public opinion
Efficacy, media use and civic participation
Presidential debates
Political advertising
Statistical mediation and media effects

Professional Affiliations

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
Central States Communication Association
International Communication Association
National Communication Association

Recent Publications

Benoit, William L., Leshner, G., and Chattopadhyay, S. (2008). A meta-analysis of political advertising. Human Communication, 10, 507-522.

Book Review: Benoit, William L., Leshner, G., and Chattopadhyay, S. (2007), A companion to media studies. A. Valdavia (Ed.), Mass Communication and Society, 11, 357-363.

McKinney, M. S., & Chattopadhyay, S. (2007). Political engagement through debates: Young citizens’ reactions to the 2004 presidential debates. American Behavioral Scientist, 50 (277), 1169-1182.

Chaudhuri, K., Schneider, F., & Chattopadhyay, S. (2006). The size and development of the shadow economy: An empirical investigation from states of India. Journal of Development Economics, 80, 428-443.

Recent Book Publications
Benoit, W. L., Stein, K. A., McHale, J. P., Chattopadhyay, S., Verser, R., Price, S. (2007). Bush versus Kerry: A Functional Analysis of Campaign 2004, Peter Lang.

Chattopadhyay, S. (2006). Print media and the quality of governance in India’s states. NCA Yearbook.

Presentation and Paper

Chattopadhyay, S. (2015, November). “How media told the 3/11 story: A cross-cultural comparative analysis of the news coverage of US and Japanese online news,” Presenter at the National Communication Association-International and Intercultural Communication Division, Las Vegas, NV.

Why Marquette

I decided to come to Marquette because I felt that I could achieve a nice balance here, between scholarly research and teaching, which would help me grow as a communication scholar. The other thing that I love about Marquette is the warm, welcoming environment that the university offers to its students and faculty.