Academic Positions

  • Present 08/2016

    Assitant Professor

    San Jose State University, School of Journalism and Mass Communications

  • 06/2016 08/2015

    Assitant Professor

    University of South Carolina, School of Journalism and Mass Communications, College of Information and Communications

  • 05/2015 08/2013

    Graduate Instructor

    University of Miami, Department of Strategic Communication, School of Communication

Education & Training

  • Ph.D. 2015

    Ph.D. in Strategic Communication

    University of Miami

  • M.A.2012

    Public Relations

    University of Miami

  • B.A.2010


    Shandong Normal University(SDNU), China

Honors, Awards and Grants

  • 2015
    Top Faculty Paper Award, National Communication Association
  • 2014
    Betsy Plank Graduate Research Competition Award, Public Relations Society of America
  • 2014
    GAFAC Travel Award, University of Miami
  • 2013
    Top Research Paper Award (First Place), AEJMC Public Relations Division
  • 2011
    Wine Spectator Scholarship Award, University of Miami
  • 2010-2015
    Graduate Assistantship Award, University of Miami