Priscilla L. Young


Priscilla L. Young holds a master’s degree in Communication Studies (URI ‘11) with emphasis on intercultural communication. She taught business communication, public speaking, and academic writing during her eight years as senior lecturer at the Chinese internationalized Peking University HSBC Business School (Shenzhen, China). While in China, she was invited to develop a one-week lecture series on intercultural communication presented at Harbin Institute of Technology’s Summer International Program in 2017 and 2018. Priscilla has been an invited speaker for English, communication or media students at Agriculture University of Hebei, Baoding; Beijing International Studies University; and Shenzhen University. In the United States, Priscilla has taught at the University of Rhode Island, Johnson & Wales University, and Keiser University. Prior to university teaching Priscilla’s professional career included executive director of a state chapter of a national nonprofit, assistant press secretary and special publications manager for a city mayor, public relations director for a children’s museum, fund development officer for a major hospital system, and entrepreneur.


Intercultural Communication, Interpersonal Communication, and Business Communication.


M.A. Communication Studies, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

B.A. English, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI

Selected Publications

  • Young, P. (2016). Teaching meaning and finding meaning in life in China. Intercultural Communication Studies XXV:1.
  • Young, P. (2016). When the honeymoon is over: A US American’s adaptation to life in China. China Media Research, 2016, Vol 12, Issue 3, p17.