Qi Wang earned her bachelor’s degree in English at Beijing University (1997). Her master’s (Kent State University, 2001) and doctoral degrees (University of Maryland, 2006) were both in communication. She is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at Villanova University and Area Coordinator in the Interpersonal Communication specialization.
Her teaching and research interests include intercultural and interpersonal communication, with a focus on conflict management. Recently, she has also conducted and published studies in social media use and its influences on interpersonal communication. She has published research in various key communication journals and books (e.g., The SAGE Handbook of Conflict Communication, Human Communication Research, Journal of Public Relations Research, Communication Quarterly, China Media Research, etc.), and presented conference papers annually at the major scholarly communication organizations such as National Communication Association (NCA) and International Communication Associations (ICA). Her papers have won several Top Paper Awards at NCA. Her doctoral dissertation that theorized conflict avoidance strategies won the 2007 Outstanding Dissertation Award at the International Association for Conflict Management at Budapest, Hungary. She has conducted several funded research projects. Her most recent research that investigates the multinational mining industry in Peru has won the scholarship from the Arthur Page Legacy Center at PSU. She has been named as the 2013-2014 Page Legacy Scholar.
She is the 2013-2014 President of the Association for Chinese Communication Scholars (ACCS) affiliated with NCA. She also served as the Student Board Member at ICA in 2005-2006. She has launched the internship program in Shanghai for the Department of Communication at Villanova University in 2014, and also serves as the vice director of the Center for the Cross-Cultural Education and Communication for the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences.
Wang, Q., & Bowen, S. P. (in press). The limits of beauty: The impact of physician sex and attractiveness on patient communication perceptions. Communication Research Reports.
Wang, Q., Ni, L., & De la Flor, M. (2013). An intercultural competence model of strategic public relations management in the Peru mining industry context. Journal of Public Relations Research, 0, 1-22. doi: 10.1080/1062726X.2013.795864
Fink, E. L., & Cai, D. A., with Wang, Q. (2013). Quantitative methods for conflict communication research. In J. Oetzel & S. Ting-Toomey. (Eds.), The SAGE handbook of conflict communication: Integrating theory, research, and practice (2nd ed., pp. 41-66). Thousands Oak, CA: Sage.
Wang, Q., Fink, E. L., & Cai, D. A. (2012). The effect of conflict goals on avoidance strategies: What does not communicating communicate? Human Communication Research, 38, 222-252. doi: 10.1111/j.1468-2958.2011.01421.x
Ni, L., & Wang, Q. (2011). Anxiety and uncertainty management in an intercultural setting: The impact on organization-public relationships. Journal of Public Relations Research, 23, 269-301. doi: 10.1080/ 1062726X.2011.582205
Cai, D. A., Fink, E. L., & Wang, Q. (2010). Methods for conflict communication research, with special reference to culture. In D. A. Cai (Ed.) Intercultural communication: Sage benchmarks in communication (Vol. 2, pp. 99-120). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage [Reprint from 2006].
Feeny, K., & Wang, Q. (2010). Comparing the perceptions of success, attributions, and motivations between the Chinese and the U.S. cultures. China Media Research, 6, 56-66.
Wang, Q. (2010). Cultural individualism-collectivism, self-construal, and multiple goal concerns in interpersonal influence situations: A cross-cultural investigation. In Y. Sun (Ed.), Intercultural studies: New frontiers (pp. 197-217). Beijing, China: Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press.
Wang, Q., Fink, E. L., & Cai, D. A. (2008). Loneliness, gender, and parasocial interaction: A uses and gratifications approach. Communication Quarterly, 56, 87-109. doi: 10.1080/01463370701839057
Cai, D. A., Fink, E. L., & Wang, Q. (2006). Quantitative methods for conflict communication research, with special reference to culture. In J. G. Oetzel & S. Ting-Toomey (Eds.), The SAGE handbook of conflict communication: Integrating theory, research, and practice (pp. 33-64). Thousand Oak, CA: Sage.
Current research projects, esp. interdisciplinary or international collaborations
Ni, L., Wang, Q., & De la Flor, M. (r&r). Exploring the relationship between intercultural communication competencies and preferences for public relations practices among public relations students. Journal of Communication Management.
Wang, Q., & Woodard, E. H., IV (manuscript preparation). Loneliness and Facebook use: An intersection of uses and gratifications and social information processing perspectives. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication.
Wang, Q., Cai, D. A., Fink, E. L., Wang, W., & Ni, L. (manuscript preparation). The moderating effect of culture on the relationships between conflict goals and avoidance strategies. Human Communication Research.