Success Stories: EB-1A Approved for an Assistant Professor in Illinois in the Field of Mass Communication

We Received EB1-A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) Approval on July 14th, 2014 for an Assistant Professor in Illinois in the Field of Mass Communication (Approval Notice)

General Field: Mass Communication

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Assistant Professor

Country of Origin: China

Service CenterNebraska Service Center (NSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing:  Illinois

Approval Notice Date: July 14, 2014

Processing Time: 5 Months, 27 Days


Case Summary:

In this case, the client that we had the pleasure of working with was an Assistant Professor in Illinois in the field of Mass Communication. She conducts her research in the highly specialized areas of narratives, mediated characters, and the use of digital media and its effects. Specifically, her research addresses some of our nation’s most pressing issues in understanding how to use digital sources like video games and blogs to promote healthier lifestyle choices. Her work had resulted in 15 peer-reviewed scientific articles, 4 book chapters, 2 book reviews, 1 encyclopedia entry, and numerous poster and oral presentations at national and international conferences. At the time that her case was filed, her publications had been cited at least 95 times by researchers around the world, serving as apparent and objective evidence of her major influence and impact on the field of endeavor, in addition to her sustained international acclaim. She had also conducted 140 manuscript reviews for 18 distinctive, internationally circulated journals and conferences. Her superior level of expertise was confirmed in the following quote from an independent recommender, “Overall, [client]’s research prowess is directed toward investigations into improving serious videogames for health through mediated characters and other strategies. These investigations by [her]  have not only been important to academia, but they also hold significant medical and commercial value in terms of offering new and improved techniques for inspiring healthy behaviors in both children and adults.” It was our goal to prove that our client qualified for classification as an Alien of Extraordinary Ability given that she sought to remain in the United States to continue work in the area of Mass Communication, and that her continued research would substantially and prospectively benefit the United States. With the proof and documentation that we provided, her case was approved in 5 months and 27 days.


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