Lucian Lu

Lucian Lu
Adjunct Professor of Communication
600 21st Street, NW
Washington, District Of Columbia 20052
[email protected]

Areas of Expertise

  • Organizational and leadership communication
  • Public speaking
  • Computer-mediated communication
  • Intercultural communication

Current Research

Dr. Lu's current research focuses on computer-mediated communication and the role of translation in intercultural communication.


Ph.D., Speech Communication, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

M. A.., English and Diplomacy, China Foreign Affairs University, Beijing, China

B. A., English and Literature, Shaanxi Normal University, Xi’an, China


Cheng, Y. & Lu, L. (2019). An Introduction to Human Communication Studies. Beijing: Communication University of China Press.

Lu, L. (2019). Mechanics of Eloquence. (Chinese translation of my book by Sheng Wu). Beijing: Communication University of China Press.

Lu, L. & Dang, Z. (Trans.). (2019). New Translations of 300 Tang Poems. Beijing: China Translation & Publishing Corporation

Lu, L. & Huang, J. (2019). Computer-mediated communication in contexts: Applications and Practices. Xi’an Communication University Press.

Lu, L. & Dang, Z. (Trans.). (2019). Chinese President Xi Jinping's Seven Years of Rural Placement ($13,000 funding). Beijing: Foreign Languages Press.

Dang, Z., Lu, L. & Li, B. (Trans.). (2018). Liang Jia He Village: A Story of Chinese President Xi Jinping ($5,000 funding). Beijing: Foreign Languages Press.

Lu, L. (Ed.). (2016). A New Translation and Interpretation of The Analects (trans: Dang Zhengsheng & Mao Yanjun). Xi’an, China: Northwest Polytechnic University.

Lu, X. & Ramsey, M. (2013). Passive addiction or why we hate work: An investigation of problems in organizational communication. Lanham, MD: University Press of America. (interviewed on this book by multiple scholars in the field).

Lu, X. (2012). The DAST theory of communication: The (inter)dynamics of desire, affinity, space, and time in different contexts of communication. Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt.

Lu, X. (2012). Mechanics of eloquence: Psychology, thinking patterns, rhetorical devices, and performance. Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt.

Lu, X. & Lu, J. (2008). The leadership philosophy and practice of Mao Zedong & Deng Xiaoping, in C. Chen & M.T. Lee (Eds.), Global Perspectives of Leadership Studies, pp. 206-238. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

Classes Taught

Undergraduate Courses
COMM 3171 - Professional Communication
COMM 3173 - Communication in a Mediated World
COMM 3174 - Intercultural Communication

Graduate Courses
COMM 6190 - Leadership Communication