Guowei Jian, Ph.D.
 Title: Associate Professor
 Dept: Communication
 Office: MU 247
 Phone: 216-687-3995
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. MU 247, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Ph.D., Communication, University of Colorado, 2003
M.A., Communication, University of Cincinnati, 1999
B.A., English, Peking University, 1995
Brief Bio:
Guowei Jian, Associate Professor of Communication Management, has been with Cleveland State University since 2003.

Dr. Jian's programs of research are in the area of organizational communication. Specifically, his research focuses on the process of culture and communication in producing leadership effects and identity, managing organizational change, and implementing and adopting communication technologies. In addition to his core areas of research, he also collaborates with other scholars in such research areas as urban communication and health communication, and contributes to interdisciplinary projects. He served or is currently serving on the editorial board of several scholarly journals, including Human Relations, Management Communication Quarterly, Journal of Applied Communication Research, and Western Journal of Communication.

Dr. Jian teaches at both graduate and undergraduate levels in such areas as organizational communication theories, team communication and leadership, training and development, and both qualitative and quantitative research methods.

On the applied side, he conducts consulting programs on Business Communication in China.

Coming to us all the way from Beijing, China, he enjoys reading, skating, photography and traveling.
Honors and Awards:
2013-2014 Faculty Merit Recognition Award for Research at Cleveland State University
2013 Top-Four Paper Award, Organizational Communication Division, National Communication Association
2012-2013 Faculty Merit Recognition Award for Research at Cleveland State University
2011-2012 Faculty Merit Recognition Award for Research at Cleveland State University
2009 Top Paper Award, Applied Communication Division, National Communication Association
Teaching Areas:
Dr. Jian teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses. As a graduate faculty, he has taught Organizational Communication Theory, Qualitative Research Methods, and Pro Seminar in Communication. At the undergraduate level, he has taught Leadership Communication, Managing Organizational Teams, Training and Development, Small Group Communication, Organizational Communication, Research Methods, Human Relationships and Communication in East Asian Cultures, and Public Speaking.
Professional Affiliations:
Member of National Communication Association
Member of International Communication Association