Guowei Jian, Ph.D.
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 Title: Professor
 Dept: Communication
 Office: MU 247
 Phone: 216-687-3995
 Email: G.JIAN@csuohio.edu
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. MU 247, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
organizational communication, leadership communication, organizational discourse studies, qualitative research methods
 
Education:
Ph.D., Communication, University of Colorado
M.A., Communication, University of Cincinnati
B.A., English, Peking University
 
Brief Bio:
Guowei Jian, Professor of Communication, has been with Cleveland State University since 2003.

Dr. Jian's primary programs of research are in the area of organizational and leadership communication. Specifically, his research focuses on the process of communication and culture in producing leadership effects and identity, managing organizational change, and implementing and adopting communication technologies. In addition to his core areas of research, Dr. Jian also studies civic engagement and contributes to interdisciplinary projects. His research appears in leading national and international publications and peer-reviewed scholarly journals, such as Communication Research, Communication Theory, Communication Monographs, Human Relations, Organization, Management Communication Quarterly, Corporate Communication, and International Journal of Business Communication among others. He currently serves as an Associate Editor at Management Communication Quarterly. He has also served in the past 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 leadership in organizations, organizational communication theories, management of work teams, training and development, and both qualitative and quantitative research methods.
 
Honors and Awards:
2020 CAFSA Distinguished Faculty and Staff Award, Cleveland State University
2019-2020 Faculty Merit Recognition Award for Research at Cleveland State University
2019 Distinguished Colloquium Speaker, Department of Communication, University of Missouri
2018-2019 Faculty Merit Recognition Award for Research at Cleveland State University
2018 Top Three Paper Award, Organizational Communication Division, National Communication Association
2016-2017 Faculty Merit Recognition Award for Research at Cleveland State University
2016 Golden Apple Award (teaching) at Cleveland State University
2015-2016 Faculty Merit Recognition Award for Research at Cleveland State University
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