Qi Wang, NCMR’s Next Editor-in-Chief



Qi Wang is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at Villanova University and Area Coordinator in Interpersonal Communication. After obtaining a bachelor’s degree in English at Beijing University in China, she went on to earn a master’s degree in communication at Kent State University in 2001 and a doctoral degree at the University of Maryland in 2006.

Her teaching and research interests include intercultural and interpersonal communication, with a focus on conflict management. In particular, she is interested in theorizing and observing interpersonal interactions in various contexts, with the goal of promoting individual, relational, and organizational wellbeing. She has published research in various key communication journals and books including The SAGE Handbook of Conflict Communication, Asian Women Entrepreneurship, Human Communication ResearchJournal of Public Relations Research, Public Relations Journal, Communication Quarterly, Communication Research Reports,and China Media Research. She presents conference papers annually at major scholarly communication organizations such as National Communication Association and International Communication Association. She has won multiple Top Paper Awards in conferences, including the Outstanding Dissertation Award from the International Association for Conflict Management (IACM). She has conducted several funded research projects, and was named the 2013-2014 Arthur Page Legacy Scholar from Pennsylvania State University. She also served as the President of the Association for Chinese Communication Scholars in 2014-2015. In 2018, she and her collaborators published Intercultural Public Relations: Theories for Managing Relationships And Conflicts With Strategic Publics, a Routledge book focused on the intersection of intercultural communication, conflict management, and public relations research. She and her collaborators are editing a second Routledge book that approaches intercultural public relations and conflict management from the perspective of practitioners. Her current research projects examine social and ideological conflicts between groups with the goal of promoting dialogue and peace. Outside of work, she enjoys running and reading. Qi and her husband along with their two children live in Pennsylvania, USA. She is deeply honored and excited to serve the IACM community as the Editor-in-Chief for its flagship journal, Negotiation and Conflict Management Research. She looks forward to meeting the members of IACM at Dublin in July 2019.