Harron Chair @ Villanova U 2018

Job adsThe Department of Communication at Villanova University invites applications for the annual Harron Family Endowed Chair in Communication. The Department seeks a senior colleague whose scholarship, regardless of specialization or methodological orientation, has made a significant contribution to the discipline of Communication. This visiting, one-semester appointment is for the Fall of 2018. University-sponsored housing will be provided for the duration of the appointment. The responsibilities of the position include teaching one undergraduate and one graduate course related to his/her area of expertise, delivering a lecture to the Villanova community during the semester in residence, and mentoring faculty and students in the Communication Department. In addition to the salary generated by the Endowment and University-sponsored housing, The Harron Family Endowed Chair in Communication is eligible to receive graduate assistant support and to apply for a grant of up to $10,000 from the Waterhouse Family Institute for the Study of Communication and Society. This visiting position may be used to supplement sabbatical leave, but the Department encourages all interested, qualified candidates to apply.

Review of applications will begin December 16, 2017, and will continue until the 2018 Harron Family Chair is selected.

The Department of Communication will be hosting a reception at NCA in Dallas. Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend. To attend the reception and meet with Villanova faculty at the upcoming NCA conference, please email Dr. Heidi Rose.

NOTE: Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, was Harron Chair in 2013-14, and can also answer questions about the position.

Harron Chair @ Villanova U for 2017

The Fall 2017 Harron Family Endowed Chair in Communication at Villanova University

The Department of Communication at Villanova University invites applications for the annual Harron Family Endowed Chair in Communication. The Department seeks a senior colleague whose scholarship, regardless of specialization or methodological orientation, has made a significant contribution to the discipline of Communication. This visiting, one-semester appointment is for the Fall of 2017. University-sponsored housing will be provided for the duration of the appointment. The responsibilities of the position include teaching one undergraduate and one graduate course related to his/her area of expertise, delivering a lecture to the Villanova community during the semester in residence, and mentoring faculty and students in the Communication Department. In addition to the salary generated by the Endowment and University-sponsored housing, The Harron Family Endowed Chair in Communication is eligible to receive graduate assistant support and to apply for a grant of up to $10,000 from the Waterhouse Family Institute for the Study of Communication and Society. This visiting position may be used to supplement sabbatical leave, but the Department encourages all interested, qualified candidates to apply.

THE CURRENT HARRON CHAIR
This year, the Department of Communication at Villanova University welcomed Dr. Bruce Henderson as the 2016 Harron Family Endowed Chair in Communication.

APPLICATION PROCESS
To be considered for The Harron Family Chair, applicants should hold the rank of Associate or Full Professor of Communication or a closely related field, and have a national/international reputation for distinguished scholarship. In addition to an extensive, successful research program, candidates should demonstrate a strong teaching record and a willingness to contribute to the intellectual life of Villanova’s Department of Communication.  A complete application will include:
–       a letter stating the candidate’s interest and qualifications, as well as indication of availability, housing needs, area(s) of expertise, and potential courses and research projects the candidate would pursue during the appointment;
–       a current curriculum vitae;
–       the names and full contact information for two personal references.
Electronic versions of these materials may be sent to http://jobs.villanova.edu   Review of applications will begin December 16, 2016, and will continue until the 2017 Harron Family Chair is selected.

ABOUT THE HARRON FAMILY AND THE DEPARTMENT
The Harron family has been associated with the field of communication since the turn of the twenty-first century. Through the endowment of scholarships for students demonstrating academic achievement and financial need and support of the University’s highly regarded One Book Villanova program, the Harron family has also been a leader in philanthropic efforts at Villanova University.  The Harron Family Endowed Chair in Communication honors the Harron family’s accomplishments in the field of communication, their philanthropic legacy, and the Department’s commitment to excellence in communication education, scholarship, and practice.

The Department of Communication is the largest undergraduate major at Villanova, and has a thriving M.A. program with an excellent track record of sending students to Ph.D. programs. The strength of our programs is due to our Department’s emphasis upon intellectual rigor, the teacher-scholar model, and strong collegiality. Villanova University is a Roman Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order, located in the ethnically, racially, and culturally diverse Philadelphia metropolitan region. An AA/EEO employer, the Communication Department values dynamic and diverse faculty members who are committed to teaching, scholarship, and service—and who can contribute to the University’s conversation regarding truth, community, values, and social justice.

NOTE: Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, was Harron Chair in 2013-14, and can also answer questions about the position.

Study Abroad: Rhetoric & Performance in Ancient Greece 2017

Study Abroad Opportunity for Communication students
Rhetoric and Performance in Ancient Greece (Villanova University)

As we all know, the communication discipline has its origins in the study of the spoken word and its power to influence political decisions and shape human communities. In this Summer Study Abroad program, Villanova University faculty accompany approximately 20 students on a journey through many of Greece’s historic, cultural, and natural sites in order to engage in the study of performance and rhetoric. Classes are taught open-air style in ancient sites (and on beaches) and students live in 3 or 4 star hotels while traveling from Athens to several Greek islands, Delphi, and Tolo.

Applications are open for this five-week, 6 – credit summer program that allows Communication majors and minors to gain important insights into the roots of the discipline and make contemporary applications through hands-on experience in Greece. The 2017 program consists of two interdependent courses that will engage students in understanding connections between the ancient and contemporary Greek worlds: one focuses on ancient Greek rhetoric, myth and ritual, with attention to the rhetorical shaping and performance of myth in Greek culture. The other focuses on the place of performance in ancient Greece from the time of Homer through the height of theatre in 5th century BCE Athens, with attention to the powerful relationships among performer, text, audience, and place.

The program will be taught by Dr. Shauna MacDonald & Dr. Heidi Rose (Villanova University), and will run from May 21, 2017 (Departure from the U.S.) to June 27, 2017. The deadline for applications is March 1, but we strongly encourage that students meet the early action deadline of Dec. 15, 2016.

This program is open to Communication majors and minors and all Honors majors at Villanova University, as well as to Communication majors and minors from other universities. For information about eligibility or questions about the process, please contact Dr. Shauna MacDonald.

For more information or to apply, please see the program website at the Office of Education Abroad (below) and/or email Dr. Shauna MacDonald (shauna.macdonald@villanova.edu):

 

Villanova University Harron Chair (Philadelphia)

The Department of Communication at Villanova University invites applications for the annual Harron Family Endowed Chair in Communication. The Department seeks a senior colleague whose scholarship, regardless of specialization or methodological orientation, has made a significant contribution to the discipline of Communication. This visiting, one-semester appointment is for the Fall of 2016. University-sponsored housing will be provided for the duration of the appointment. The responsibilities of the position include teaching one undergraduate and one graduate course related to his/her area of expertise, delivering a lecture to the Villanova community during the semester in residence, and mentoring faculty and students in the Communication Department. In addition to the salary generated by the Endowment and University-sponsored housing, The Harron Family Endowed Chair in Communication is eligible to receive graduate assistant support and to apply for a grant of up to $10,000 from the Waterhouse Family Institute for the Study of Communication and Society. This visiting position may be used to supplement sabbatical leave, but the Department encourages all interested, qualified candidates to apply.

THE CURRENT HARRON CHAIR
This year, the Department of Communication at Villanova University welcomed Dr. Lance Strate as the 2015 Harron Family Endowed Chair in Communication. Lance Strate is Professor of Communication and Media Studies at Fordham University. He earned a BS in Communication Arts at Cornell University, an MA in Media Studies at Queens College of the City University of New York, and a PhD in Media Ecology at New York University. He is the author of Echoes and Reflections: On Media Ecology as a Field of Study (Cresskill, NJ:  Hampton Press, 2006), On the Binding Biases of Time and Other Essays on General Semantics and Media Ecology (Fort Worth, TX:  Institute of General Semantics, 2011), and Amazing Ourselves to Death: Neil Postman’s Brave New World Revisited (New York: Peter Lang, 2014), as well as over 100 journal articles and book chapters. Dr. Strate’s scholarship has been devoted to the analysis and criticism of media and popular culture, the study of new media, and the development and elaboration of media ecology as a field of study, which includes the study of the nature and effects of technology and symbolic form, the history of human communication, and the relationship between communication, consciousness, and culture. Over the course of over 25 years on the faculty at Fordham University, he has served as department chair, graduate director, and undergraduate program director, as well as creating and serving as director of the Professional Studies in New Media interdisciplinary program. He has also taught graduate courses at New York University and Fairleigh Dickinson University, been a visiting professor conducting a faculty seminar at Technológico de Monterrey in Mexico, and a Disney Forum Fellow at Saint Mary’s College of California. He is a recipient of the Media Ecology Association’s 2013 Walter J. Ong Award for Career Achievement in Scholarship; the New York State Communication Association’s John F. Wilson Fellow Award in 1998, in recognition for exceptional scholarship, leadership, and dedication to the field of communication

APPLICATION PROCESS
To be considered for The Harron Family Chair, applicants should hold the rank of Associate or Full Professor of Communication or a closely related field, and have a national/international reputation for distinguished scholarship. In addition to an extensive, successful research program, candidates should demonstrate a strong teaching record and a willingness to contribute to the intellectual life of Villanova’s Department of Communication.  A complete application will include:
– a letter stating the candidate’s interest and qualifications, as well as indication of availability, housing needs, area(s) of expertise, and potential courses and research projects the candidate would pursue during the appointment;
– a current curriculum vitae;
– the names and full contact information for two personal references.
Electronic versions of these materials may be sent to http://jobs.villanova.edu   Review of applications will begin December 14, 2015, and will continue until the 2016 Harron Family Chair is selected.

The Department of Communication will be hosting a reception at NCA in Las Vegas to honor Dr. Strate. Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend. To attend the reception and meet with Villanova faculty at the upcoming NCA conference, please email Dr. Maurice Hall.

ABOUT THE HARRON FAMILY AND THE DEPARTMENT
The Harron family has been associated with the field of communication since the turn of the twenty-first century. Through the endowment of scholarships for students demonstrating academic achievement and financial need and support of the University’s highly regarded One Book Villanova program, the Harron family has also been a leader in philanthropic efforts at Villanova University.  The Harron Family Endowed Chair in Communication honors the Harron family’s accomplishments in the field of communication, their philanthropic legacy, and the Department’s commitment to excellence in communication education, scholarship, and practice.

The Department of Communication is the largest undergraduate major at Villanova, and has a thriving M.A. program with an excellent track record of sending students to Ph.D. programs. The strength of our programs is due to our Department’s emphasis upon intellectual rigor, the teacher-scholar model, and strong collegiality. Villanova University is a Roman Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order, located in the ethnically, racially, and culturally diverse Philadelphia metropolitan region. An AA/EEO employer, the Communication Department values dynamic and diverse faculty members who are committed to teaching, scholarship, and service—and who can contribute to the University’s conversation regarding truth, community, values, and social justice.

NOTE: Wendy Leeds-Hurwitz, Director of the Center for Intercultural Dialogue, was the Harron Chair in 2013-14.

Study Abroad 2016 with Villanova University: Rhetoric in Greece

RHETORIC SUMMER STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM IN GREECE
5 weeks: May 15th to June 22nd 2016

The Department of Communication at Villanova University announces its 2016 Summer Study Abroad in Greece program–and invites applications from undergraduate students across the United States. Admission is competitive; early action deadline for application is December 15, 2015. Interested students should contact the 2016 Program Director, Dr. Bryan Crable, as soon as possible.

This amazing five-week, 6-credit summer program is specially designed to give Communication students important insights into the origin of the discipline and its relevance to contemporary public discourse. The program travels throughout Greece–including stops in Athens, Delphi, and Tolo as well as the Greek islands of Mykonos, Delos, Santorini, and Crete–as it focuses on the history of the spoken word–and its relation to epic storytelling, oratory, drama, and the life of the polis. The program, run annually since 2001, welcomes students who are majoring & minoring in Communication and closely related fields, such as English, Classics, Humanities, Honors, etc.

The program consists of two team-taught courses, one focusing on ancient Greek rhetoric and democracy (taught by Dr. Billie Murray, Villanova University), and the other on the rhetorical function of myth (taught by Dr. Bryan Crable, Villanova University). The courses take place on ancient archaeological sites and on hotel grounds (including, often, the beach). The size of the program is also ideal, since two faculty members are accompanied by 20-22 students, from universities across the country. This creates a unique learning environment, one that fosters a close intellectual and personal bond between students and faculty.

Scheduled site visits include the Athenian Acropolis, Agora, and Pnyx, Delphi,’s Temples of Apollo and Athena, Akrotiri on Santorini, Ancient Corinth, the Palace of Knossos on Crete, the sacred island of Delos, Agamemnon’s palace at Mycenae, and Epidaurus.  The program is housed in 3- and 4-star hotels throughout the duration of the trip, and program costs include tuition for 6 upper-level Villanova credit hours in COM, all land fees, all breakfasts, all site admissions, and in-country transportation via bus and ferry.

For more information on this unique intellectual and intercultural experience, encourage your students to visit our website. At the site, they can access the online application form, learn more about this year’s program, and check out photos from previous trips.

CFP Waterhouse Family Institute 2015-16 Research Grants

Villanova University‘s Waterhouse Family Institute for the Study of Communication and Society (WFI) is pleased to both CALL FOR GRANT APPLICATIONS for 2015/16 and to celebrate the recipients of the WFI 2014/15 Research Grants.

The WFI-endowed by Mr. Lawrence Waterhouse, Jr., and housed within Villanova University’s Department of Communication-was founded on the principle that scholars, activists, and practitioners of communication have an important role to play in the creation of a socially just world. One of the ways that we enact this mission is through the annual funding of research grants. These grants support the scholarly work of Communication scholars across the world, work examining communication, its impact on the world around us, and its ability to create social change and social justice.

OUR 2014/15 WFI RESEARCH GRANT RECIPIENTS:
For 2014/15, the WFI awarded 7 research grants, totaling roughly $60,000, to support a strong and diverse collection of projects linking communication and social change/social justice.

CALL FOR 2015/16 WFI RESEARCH GRANT APPLICATIONS Our next application deadline for WFI Research Grants is now in place! Applications for 2015/16 WFI Research Grants will be due Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

Communication scholars across the nation, and across the world, are invited to apply for funds to support initial or ongoing phases of scholarly research aimed at presentation and publication. Although we do not limit our grants to a specific methodological orientation or subdisciplinary focus, all projects supported by the WFI have two things in common: they make communication the primary, and not secondary, focus, and they engage communication in terms of its impact on the world around us, its ability to create social change. WFI Research Grants are available to faculty at any institution of higher education, postdoctoral researchers, doctoral candidates, and other doctoral-level scholars. However, eligibility to apply for the WFI grant program is limited to those in Communication or a closely related discipline. Awards are typically in the range of $5,000-10,000, and may be applied to the hiring of graduate assistants, acquisition of resources or equipment, travel, and/or any other appropriate research related expenses. However, these funds may not be used to provide or supplement salaries. For more details on the WFI and this research grant process-including specific information on the grant application requirements, see the WFI website.

Questions concerning eligibility, or the nature of projects supported, please contact the Director of the WFI, Dr. Bryan Crable.

China Internship Program Summer 2015 (Shanghai)

6-week internship program in Shanghai, China, in summer 2015. Six course credits are transferrable through Villanova University.

Quick highlights–

LANGUAGE: No language requirement.

PROGRAM: 3-credit internship and 3-credit comm class.

COST: $7,500; competitive scholarships available.
INCLUDED: Tuition, all cost related with internship placement and visa application, all accommodations with breakfasts, all inner-China domestic travel expenses, meals, and accommodations, etc.
EXCLUDED: Airfare, spending money and some meals.

WHO SHOULD GO: Freshmen, students with no internship (or international) experience before, and any student motivated to become a global citizen and aspire after international workplace experience.

DATES: June 19 to July 26, 2015.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 5, 2015.

CONTACT: Dr. Qi Wang at Villanova University.

CFP Communication, Postcoloniality and Social Justice conference

Call for papers:
Communication, Postcoloniality, and Social Justice: Decolonizing Imaginations

A four-day conference: Sponsored by the Waterhouse Family Institute for the study of Communication and Society (WFI) at Villanova University, PA, 26th-29th March, 2015, Location: Villanova University (Specifics to be announced later)

Conference Organizers: Bryan Crable; Raka Shome (Biographies of organizers presented at the end of call for papers)

Keynote Speakers: Arjun Appadurai (New York University, USA), Inderpal Grewal (Yale University, USA), and Ravi Sundaram (Center for the Study of Developing Societies, India)

Plenary Speakers: Ramesh Srinivasan (USA); Mohan J. Dutta (Singapore); Shanti Kumar (USA), Ramaswamy Harindranath (Australia); Nitin Govil (USA); John Erni (Hong Kong); Aniko Imre (USA); Radhika Parameswaran (USA); Soyini Madison (USA); Raka Shome (USA); Boulou Ebanda De B’Beri (Canada) (These are confirmed so far; we are awaiting confirmation from other speakers.)

Three Plenary Sessions: 1) Significance of postcolonial studies for communication and media research 2) Postcolonial feminist and queer approaches 3) Postcoloniality and the Global South: Logics of Modernity beyond the West/North

In the past two decades, postcolonial theory has become increasingly influential in various spaces in the Social Sciences and Humanities. Recent communication and media scholarship has also shown some interest in postcolonial frameworks. However, there has not been a focused and sustained conversation in Communication/Media Studies in the United States and we think, even outside, that has engaged the ways in which communication and media studies, and postcolonial studies can mutually inform each other in the advancement of social justice projects. The conference emerges from the recognition that diverse logics, networks, and trajectories of communication and media today (as well as in the past) play a significant role in the production of colonial power relations in contemporary globality.

The organizers of Communication, Postcoloniality and Social Justice: Decolonizing Imaginations thus invite proposals from scholars who employ postcolonial frameworks to study various communication and media phenomena—including their embedded-ness in various logics of transnationality. We are interested in exploring how communication/media scholarship, with its varied rich perspectives, may make contributions to broad field of postcolonial studies by foregrounding the importance of communication/media frameworks for understanding colonial cultures, and transnational relations. At the same time we recognize that many of the core concepts and assumptions in the fields of Communication and Media Studies are rooted in Western/Northern exclusionary intellectual frameworks. Thus, we wish to explore how postcolonial analytical frameworks may productively enrich our understandings of various communication and media phenomena and enable us to decolonize normative frameworks in the field so as to be responsive to various struggles engendered by contemporary (and past) post/colonial logics. The conference aims to provide a productive space that can facilitate dialogue and interconnections amongst scholars conducting postcolonial scholarship in communication and media studies. We also hope that this conference can provide a space for building intellectual solidarities amongst scholars in Media and Communication who are concerned with the politics of colonialisms (including their varied transnational logics) as they inform our research and influence our social, economic, cultural, and academic practices.

REGISTRATION FEES: $250 (includes some meals and coffee; specifics will be confirmed in fall, 2014)

FORMAT: We welcome proposals from scholars, activists, and researchers from various parts of the world. Papers must demonstrate an engagement with the field of postcolonial studies. (Just any descriptive study of colonialism, while suitable for other venues, will not fit the goals of this conference). Submissions must be made by August 30, 2014. Acceptance of papers will be announced sometime in October 2014. PLEASE EMAIL SUBMISSIONS SIMULTANEOUSLY TO: Bryan Crable and Raka Shome. In subject heading please write: “Submission for Communication, Postcoloniality and Social Justice conference.” Given the volume of submissions we expect to receive, we will not be able to acknowledge receipt of every submission.

Please choose any one format:
1) Panel proposals: Panels on a theme relevant to the conference are welcome. A panel should have between 3-4 panelists (including discussant. Chair may be one of the presenters, or you may select your own Chair/moderator who is not a presenter). Please submit title, panel abstract (which should include names/affiliation of participants, description and justification of panel). REQUIRED: 350 word panel description/justification, and approximately 200 words abstract of each paper to be presented.

2) Individual paper proposals: Please send an abstract of around 350 words. Name, paper title, and institutional affiliation must be included.

A statement of commitment to attend is required of all participants. Please include that in your proposal submissions.

Potential topics of interest are (and these are not exhaustive). Postcoloniality and the Global South; Feminist and Queer Approaches; Transgendered subjects and/in colonial cultures; Gay imperialism; Homonationalism; Heterosovereignities; Modernity beyond the West/North (Papers dealing with Islamic modernities from a postcolonial/transnational perspective especially welcome); Memor(ies) and Postcoloniality ; Diaspora (especially new logics of diaspora) and Hybridity; Media and Migrations; Post/colonial Visual cultures; Cultural Studies and the Postcolonial; Nation, nationalisms, national identity; Asylum and Exile; Colonial Necropolitics; Colonial Biopolitics; Subalternity and Communication (e.g., the ‘impossibility’ of communication in the politics of subalternity); Cosmopolitanism(s); Politics of Cultural Translation; Engagements with works of key postcolonial scholars in terms of their relevance for media/communication studies; Communication of “human rights;” Consumption, Cultural Industries, and Postcolonial/Transnational Power relations; Environment and the Postcolonial (papers on mediations of “climate change” are particularly welcome); Intellectual and Cultural Property Issues; Affective regimes and post/colonial relations; Celebrities and Colonialism; Materialities of colonialism; Fashion, Identity and Colonialisms; New Media; Postcolonial Urbanisms; Traveling technologies and colonial circuits; Techno-cities; Transnational Temporalities; Postcoloniality and computer cultures; Postcolonial Piracy; The “global” city; Technological Colonialisms; Science and the Postcolonial; Electronic Others; Postcolonial Securitizations; Politics of Representation; Global health and colonial relations; “Humanitarianism,” “Natural Disaster” and Contemporary colonial logics; Decolonizing Pedagogy and the field of Media/Communication Studies; The contemporary university and (the possibility of) postcolonial interventions.

WFI grants call 2014/15

WFI Research Grants: Call for 2014/15 Grant Applications

Villanova University’s Waterhouse Family Institute for the Study of Communication and Society (WFI) has set the next application deadline for WFI Research Grants for 2014/15 as Monday, May 5, 2014. The WFI – endowed by Mr. Lawrence Waterhouse, Jr., and housed within Villanova University’s Department of Communication – was founded on the principle that the study and practice of communication requires attention to values, ethics and social justice. One of the ways that we enact this mission is through the annual funding of research grants. These grants support the scholarly work of Communication scholars across the world, work examining communication, its impact on the world around us and its ability to create social change and social justice.

Communication scholars across the nation, and across the world, are invited to apply for funds to support initial or ongoing phases of scholarly research aimed at presentation and publication. Although we do not limit our grants to a specific methodological orientation or subdisciplinary focus, all projects supported by the WFI have two things in common: they make communication the primary, and not secondary, focus, and they engage communication in terms of its impact on the world around us, its ability to create social change. WFI Research Grants are available to faculty at any institution of higher education, postdoctoral researchers, and other doctoral-level scholars. However, eligibility to apply for the WFI grant program is limited to those in Communication or a closely related discipline. Awards are typically in the range of $5000-10,000, and may be applied to the hiring of graduate assistants, acquisition of resources or equipment, travel, and/or any other appropriate research related expenses. However, these funds may not be used to provide or supplement faculty salaries. For more details on the WFI and this research grant process-including specific information on the grant application requirements-please visit the WFI website.

For questions concerning eligibility, or the nature of projects supported, please contact the Director of the WFI, Dr. Bryan Crable.

NOTE: the Center for Intercultural Dialogue has a memorandum of understanding with WFI.

Qi Wang Researcher Profile

Researcher ProfilesQi 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.

Qi Wang

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.

Key publications

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.