Faculty Experts - Qi Wang, Ph.D.

Qi Wang, Ph.D.

Qi Wang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Communication
Villanova University
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

Area of Expertise:

  • Intercultural Communication
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Conflict Management
  • Computer-Mediated Communication

Summary

The consequences of interpersonal and cross-cultural conflict caused by poor communication can be enormous. They range from strained relationships to warring nations. An expert in the area of interpersonal/intercultural communication, Dr. Wang engages in ongoing research to develop strategies that avoid, manage, or defuse conflict. A cutting edge aspect of her research involves quantitative methodological issues in communication which create math models that examine the relationship between culture, self, and communication processes.

Education

  • Ph.D., University of Maryland
  • M.A., Kent State University
  • B.A., Beijing University

Selected Publications

  • Wang, Q., & Feeny, K., "Comparing the perceptions of success, attributions, and motivations between the Chinese and the U.S. cultures," China Media Research, Vol. 3, 2009.
  • Wang, Q., Fink, E.L., and Cai, D.A., "Loneliness, gender, and parasocial interaction: A uses and gratifications approach," Communication Quarterly, 56, 87-109, 2008.
  • Cai, D.A., Fink, E.L., and Wang, Q., "Methods for conflict communication research, with special reference to culture," In J.G. Oetzel and S. Ting-Toomey (Eds.), Handbook of Intercultural Conflict Research (pp. 33-64). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2006.
  • Ni, L., and Wang, Q., "Anxiety and uncertainty management in an intercultural setting: The impact on organization-public relationships," Communication Research, June 2009.

Selected Professional Experience

  • Guest Lecturer at the Institute for Global Chinese Affairs, University of Maryland
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Maryland
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, Kent State University
  • Certified Teacher, Beijing Shiyi High School

Selected Research

  • National Science Foundation 09-559, Beck, R., Gehlot, V., & Wang, Q., "Social computational systems (SoCS)," 2009.
  • Summer Research Fellowship, Villanova University, "Theorizing interpersonal conflict avoidance across cultures," 2009.
  • Villanova University Summer Communication Research Grant, Communication Department, Wang, Q., Das, S., Earle, D., & Feeny, K., "Trust, motivation, and uncertainty reduction in communication context: A cross-cultural and cross-generational approach," 2008.
  • U.S.-China Security Review commission research grant on media reports, Cai, D.A., Swartz, B.C., & Wang, Q., "Media Bias: Perspectives Toward the United States in Selected Newspapers of the People's Republic of China," 2002.

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