Faculty Profile

Zuoming Wang

Title
Associate Professor
Department
Communication Studies
College
College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

    

Education

PhD, Cornell University, 2007.
Major: Communication Studies
Dissertation Title: Social identification and interpersonal perception in computer-mediated communication: Who you are versus what you do in virtual groups
MA, Ohio State University, 2003.
Major: Communication
Dissertation Title: Testing the spiral of silence in the context of computer-mediated communication
BA, Xiamen University, China, 2001.
Major: Journalism & Communication

Current Scheduled Teaching*

COMM 3420.401, Communication and New Technology, Fall 2024
COMM 4420.001, Communication and Relational Development, Fall 2024
COMM 3420.901, Communication and New Technology, Summer 2024 Syllabus

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Previous Scheduled Teaching*

COMM 3420.001, Communication and New Technology, Spring 2024 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 3420.800, Communication and New Technology, Spring 3W1 2024 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 5420.001, Seminar in Computer Mediated Communication, Spring 2024 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 3420.001, Communication and New Technology, Fall 2023 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 4420.001, Communication and Relational Development, Fall 2023 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 3420.901, Communication and New Technology, Summer 3W1 2023 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 3420.901, Communication and New Technology, Summer 3W1 2022 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 3420.800, Communication and New Technology, Spring 3W1 2022 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 5950.762, Master's Thesis, Spring 2022
COMM 5930.702, Research Problems in Lieu of a Thesis, Spring 2022
COMM 5420.001, Seminar in Computer Mediated Communication, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 3820.001, Social Media Perspectives, Spring 2022 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 3420.901, Communication and New Technology, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 4420.001, Communication and Relational Development, Fall 2021 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 5950.752, Master's Thesis, Fall 2021
COMM 3420.901, Communication and New Technology, Summer 3W1 2021 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 3420.800, Communication and New Technology, Spring 3W1 2021 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 5185.001, Quantitative Research Methods in Communication, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 5185.601, Quantitative Research Methods in Communication, Spring 2021 SPOT
COMM 5930.702, Research Problems in Lieu of a Thesis, Spring 2021
COMM 3820.001, Social Media Perspectives, Spring 2021 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 3420.901, Communication and New Technology, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 4420.001, Communication and Relational Development, Fall 2020 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 5420.001, Seminar in Computer Mediated Communication, Spring 2020 Syllabus
COMM 3820.001, Social Media Perspectives, Spring 2020 Syllabus
COMM 3420.001, Communication and New Technology, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 4420.001, Communication and Relational Development, Fall 2019 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 3420.001, Communication and New Technology, Summer 3W1 2019 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 5481.702, Graduate Internship, Summer 2019
COMM 3820.001, Social Media Perspectives, Spring 2019 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 3420.001, Communication and New Technology, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 4420.001, Communication and Relational Development, Fall 2018 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 5185.001, Quantitative Research Methods in Communication, Fall 2018 SPOT
COMM 3320.001, Communication and Conflict Management, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 3820.001, Social Media Perspectives, Spring 2018 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 3420.001, Communication and New Technology, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 4420.001, Communication and Relational Development, Fall 2017 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 5420.001, Seminar in Computer Mediated Communication, Fall 2017 SPOT
COMM 3420.001, Communication and New Technology, Summer 3W1 2017 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 3620.001, Intercultural Communication, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 3820.001, Social Media Perspectives, Spring 2017 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 3420.001, Communication and New Technology, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 4420.001, Communication and Relational Development, Fall 2016 Syllabus SPOT
COMM 5185.001, Quantitative Research Methods in Communication, Fall 2016 SPOT
COMM 3420.001, Communication and New Technology, Summer 3W1 2015 SPOT
COMM 4420.001, Communication and Relational Development, Spring 2015 Syllabus
COMM 3720.001, Small Group Communication, Spring 2015 Syllabus
COMM 3720.201, Small Group Communication, Spring 2015
COMM 3720.202, Small Group Communication, Spring 2015
COMM 4900.702, Special Problems, Spring 2015
COMM 3420.001, Communication and New Technology, Fall 2014 Syllabus
COMM 5185.001, Quantitative Research Methods in Communication, Fall 2014
COMM 4900.702, Special Problems, Fall 2014
COMM 4829.001, Topics in Interpersonal/Organizational Studies, Fall 2014 Syllabus
COMM 3420.001, Communication and New Technology, Fall 2013 Syllabus
COMM 2020.001, Interpersonal Communication, Fall 2013 Syllabus
COMM 2020.201, Interpersonal Communication, Fall 2013
COMM 2020.202, Interpersonal Communication, Fall 2013
COMM 2020.203, Interpersonal Communication, Fall 2013
COMM 2020.204, Interpersonal Communication, Fall 2013
COMM 5480.702, Practicum, Fall 2013
COMM 5930.702, Research Problems in Lieu of a Thesis, Fall 2013
COMM 2020.001, Interpersonal Communication, Summer 3W1 2013 Syllabus
COMM 4420.001, Communication and Relational Development, Spring 2013 Syllabus
COMM 2020.001, Interpersonal Communication, Spring 2013 Syllabus
COMM 2020.201, Interpersonal Communication, Spring 2013
COMM 2020.202, Interpersonal Communication, Spring 2013
COMM 2020.203, Interpersonal Communication, Spring 2013
COMM 2020.204, Interpersonal Communication, Spring 2013
COMM 3420.001, Communication and New Technology, Fall 2012 Syllabus
COMM 2020.001, Interpersonal Communication, Fall 2012 Syllabus
COMM 2020.201, Interpersonal Communication, Fall 2012
COMM 2020.202, Interpersonal Communication, Fall 2012
COMM 2020.203, Interpersonal Communication, Fall 2012
COMM 2020.204, Interpersonal Communication, Fall 2012
COMM 5185.001, Quantitative Research Methods in Communication, Fall 2012
COMM 2020.001, Interpersonal Communication, Summer 3W1 2012
COMM 5900.702, Special Problems, Summer 5W1 2012
COMM 4420.001, Communication and Relational Development, Spring 2012 Syllabus
COMM 2020.001, Interpersonal Communication, Spring 2012 Syllabus
COMM 2020.201, Interpersonal Communication, Spring 2012
COMM 2020.202, Interpersonal Communication, Spring 2012
COMM 2020.203, Interpersonal Communication, Spring 2012
COMM 2020.204, Interpersonal Communication, Spring 2012
COMM 5900.702, Special Problems, Spring 2012
COMM 3420.001, Communication and New Technology, Fall 2011 Syllabus
COMM 2020.001, Interpersonal Communication, Fall 2011 Syllabus
COMM 2020.201, Interpersonal Communication, Fall 2011
COMM 2020.202, Interpersonal Communication, Fall 2011
COMM 2020.203, Interpersonal Communication, Fall 2011
COMM 2020.204, Interpersonal Communication, Fall 2011
COMM 5900.702, Special Problems, Fall 2011
COMM 2020.001, Interpersonal Communication, Summer 5W1 2011
COMM 5930.702, Research Problems in Lieu of a Thesis, Spring 2011
COMM 3420.001, Communication and New Technology, Fall 2010 Syllabus
COMM 2020.001, Interpersonal Communication, Fall 2010 Syllabus
COMM 2020.201, Interpersonal Communication, Fall 2010 Syllabus
COMM 2020.202, Interpersonal Communication, Fall 2010 Syllabus
COMM 2020.203, Interpersonal Communication, Fall 2010 Syllabus
COMM 2020.204, Interpersonal Communication, Fall 2010 Syllabus
COMM 5185.001, Quantitative Research Methods in Communication, Fall 2010
COMM 2020.001, Interpersonal Communication, Summer 5W2 2010
COMM 4420.001, Communication and Relational Development, Spring 2010
COMM 2020.001, Interpersonal Communication, Spring 2010
COMM 2020.201, Interpersonal Communication, Spring 2010
COMM 2020.202, Interpersonal Communication, Spring 2010
COMM 2020.203, Interpersonal Communication, Spring 2010
COMM 2020.204, Interpersonal Communication, Spring 2010
COMM 5420.001, Seminar in Computer Mediated Communication, Spring 2010
COMM 3420.001, Communication and New Technology, Fall 2009
COMM 2020.001, Interpersonal Communication, Fall 2009
COMM 2020.201, Interpersonal Communication, Fall 2009
COMM 2020.202, Interpersonal Communication, Fall 2009
COMM 2020.203, Interpersonal Communication, Fall 2009
COMM 2020.204, Interpersonal Communication, Fall 2009
COMM 5950.752, Master's Thesis, Fall 2009
COMM 2020.002, Interpersonal Communication, Summer 3W1 2009
COMM 4420.001, Communication and Relational Development, Spring 2009
COMM 2020.001, Interpersonal Communication, Spring 2009
COMM 2020.201, Interpersonal Communication, Spring 2009
COMM 2020.202, Interpersonal Communication, Spring 2009
COMM 2020.203, Interpersonal Communication, Spring 2009
COMM 2020.204, Interpersonal Communication, Spring 2009
COMM 5950.752, Master's Thesis, Spring 2009
COMM 5320.001, Quantitative Research Methods in Communication, Spring 2009
COMM 2020.001, Interpersonal Communication, Fall 2008
COMM 2020.201, Interpersonal Communication, Fall 2008
COMM 2020.202, Interpersonal Communication, Fall 2008
COMM 2020.203, Interpersonal Communication, Fall 2008
COMM 2020.204, Interpersonal Communication, Fall 2008
COMM 5950.752, Master's Thesis, Fall 2008
COMM 5900.702, Special Problems, Fall 2008
COMM 4829.001, Topics in Communication Processes, Fall 2008
COMM 2020.001, Interpersonal Communication, Summer 5W2 2008
COMM 2020.201, Interpersonal Communication, Summer 5W2 2008
COMM 2020.202, Interpersonal Communication, Summer 5W2 2008
COMM 2020.001, Interpersonal Communication, Spring 2008
COMM 2020.201, Interpersonal Communication, Spring 2008
COMM 2020.202, Interpersonal Communication, Spring 2008
COMM 2020.203, Interpersonal Communication, Spring 2008
COMM 2020.204, Interpersonal Communication, Spring 2008
COMM 5820.001, Seminar in Communication Processes, Spring 2008
COMM 3520.001, Advanced Interpersonal Communication, Fall 2007
COMM 2020.001, Interpersonal Communication, Fall 2007
COMM 2020.201, Interpersonal Communication, Fall 2007
COMM 2020.202, Interpersonal Communication, Fall 2007
COMM 2020.203, Interpersonal Communication, Fall 2007
COMM 2020.204, Interpersonal Communication, Fall 2007

* Texas Education Code 51.974 (HB 2504) requires each institution of higher education to make available to the public, a syllabus for undergraduate lecture courses offered for credit by the institution.

Published Publications

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book
Wang, Z. (2011). Identification and interpersonal perceptions in virtual groups. LAP Lambert Academic Publishing.
Conference Proceeding
Wang, Z., Tang, X., Windget, J. (2019). Using video technologies to understand students’ anxieties towards real-life scenarios.. 227-232.
Wang, Z. (2012). Affective reciprocity in virtual groups: Role of interpersonal behavior and intergroup dynamics. Other. 428-433.
Wang, Z. (2012). Exploring the black sheep effect in the virtual group interactions.. Other. 397-403.
Journal Article
Wang, Z. (2023). Responsiveness to political grassroots communication in a democratic election on Facebook. Social Networking. 13, 14-26.
Wang, Z., Loh, T. (2022). Demonizing China or stigmatizing US? A comparison of news coverage of China’s bid for American oil company Unocal in both countries. Studies in Media and Communication. 10, 193-204.
Wang, Z. (2021). Interpersonal perception in virtual groups: Examining homophily, identification and individual attraction using social relations model in network. Social Networking. 11, 1-14.
Wang, Z. (2021). The assessment of interpersonal attraction and group identification in virtual group network. Social Networking. 10, 52-62.
Wang, Z., Tang, X. (2019). Personality and network factors: Impact of predispositions and network heterogeneity on civic participation. Other. (7), 42-54.
Leow, S., Wang, Z. (2018). You don’t know me but can I be your friend? Accepting strangers as friends in Facebook.. Social Networking. 8, 52-73.
Wang, Z. (2017). Anonymity effects and implications in the virtual environment: from crowd to computer-mediated communication. Social Networking. 7, 45-62.
Wang, Z., Hall, C., Beatty, K., Petty, B. (2017). Exploring privacy management and disclosure on Facebook: A communication privacy management theory approach. Other. 1, 122-131.
Wang, Z. (2017). Media, biotechnology, and trust: What drives citizens to support biotechnology. Other. 5, 157-165.
Wang, Z., Caskey, K., Novak, H. (2017). Social action in the social movement: Egyptian twitter usage during protests. Other. 3, 1227-1243.
Wang, Z., Caskey, K. (2016). #Occypywallstreet: An analysis of Twitter usage during a protest movement. (5), 101-117.
Wang, Z., Novak, H., Scofield-Snow, H., Traylor, S., Zhou, Y. (2015). Am I disclosing too much? Student's perception of teacher credibility via Facebook. The Journal of Social Media in Society. (4), 5-37.
Richardson, B., Wang, Z., Hall, C. (2012). Blowing the whistle against Greek hazing: The theory of reasoned action as a framework for reporting intentions. Communication Studies. (63), 172-193.
Wang, Z., Leow, S., Allen, E., Tran, C., Davis, M. (2011). Testing online interactions: Effect of individual behavior and homophily on virtual communicative dyads. International Journal of Arts and Sciences. (4), 165-175.
Wang, Z., Walther, J., Hancock, J. (2009). Social identification and interpersonal perception in computer-mediated communication: Who you are versus what you do in virtual groups.. Human Communication Research. (35), 59-85.
Wang, Z., Walther, J., Pingree, S., Hawkins, R. (2008). Health information, credibility, homophily, and influence via the Internet: Web sites versus discussion groups.. Health Communication. (23), 358-368.
Ramirez, A., Wang, Z. (2008). When on-line meets off-line: An expectancy violation theory perspective on modality switching.. Journal of Communication. (58), 20-39.
Walther, J., Wang, Z., Loh, T. (2004). The effect of top-level domains and advertisements on health web-site credibility.. Journal of Medical Internet Research. (6), 56-65.

Awarded Grants

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Fellowship
Wang, Z. (Principal), "Transformative instructional initiative fellowship," Sponsored by CLEAR center, UNT, University of North Texas, $2000 Funded. (20122013).
Wang, Z. (Principal), "Junior Faculty Summer Fellowship," Sponsored by UNT, University of North Texas, $5000 Funded. (20102010).
Grant - Research
Wang, Z. (Principal), "E-word of mouth in postcolonial country: Impact of social media on Urban youth’s political participation & voting in India.," Other, $5000 Funded. (20212022).
Wang, Z. (Supporting), "The theory and practice of “teaching and learning” in the higher education institutions’ double-first-rate construction in the national capital area," Sponsored by Beijing Education Committee, International, $8000 Funded. (20182020).
Wang, Z. (Principal), "Micro mentor grant," University of North Texas, $1500 Funded. (20162017).
Wang, Z. (Principal), "Social media in social movement," Sponsored by Waterhouse Family Institute, Villanova University, Other, $10000 Funded. (20142015).
Wang, Z. (Co-Principal), "Interdisciplinary mentoring team of foreign-born female academics," Sponsored by UNT, University of North Texas, $4000 Funded. (20132014).
Wang, Z. (Co-Principal), "Collaborative research: CRI:IAD: A testbed for research and development of next generation 9-1-1 services (REU)," Sponsored by NSF, Federal, $16000 Funded. (20092010).
Wang, Z. (Co-Principal), "MRI/Dev: A flexible instrument and tools for experimental research in next generation 9-1-1 services (REU)," Sponsored by NSF, Federal, $16000 Funded. (20092010).
Wang, Z. (Principal), "Between two cultures: An investigation of Spanish language media use and cultural assimilation of Hispanic immigrants.," Sponsored by Spanish Language Media Center Research, UNT, University of North Texas, $2000 Funded. (20092009).
Wang, Z. (Principal), "Designing blended-format course Communication and New Technology," Sponsored by Learning Enhancement Grant, UNT, University of North Texas, $5000 Funded. (20082008).
Wang, Z. (Principal), "Effect of Information Source on Impression Formation in Social Networking Sites.," Sponsored by Research Initative Grant, UNT, University of North Texas, $5000 Funded. (20082008).
Wang, Z. (Principal), "Exploring Interpersonal Attraction and Group Cohesiveness in Virtual Teams. Research Initiative Grant," Sponsored by Research Initiative Grant, UNT, University of North Texas, $4000 Funded. (20082008).
Grant - Teaching
Wang, Z. (Principal), "Connect Learning Course Development Grant (for COMM3420 Communication & new technology," University of North Texas, $2000 Funded. (20212022).
Wang, Z. (Principal), "Micro-mentor Grant," University of North Texas, $1500 Funded. (20212022).
Wang, Z. (Principal), "Connect Learning Grant & Course Development Program," Sponsored by UNT, University of North Texas, $1000 Funded. (October 2018December 2019).
Wang, Z. (Principal), "Micro mentoring grant," University of North Texas, $1500 Funded. (20172018).
Sponsored Research
Wang, Z. (Principal), "#protest: An analysis of Twitter usage during protest movements and riots," Sponsored by Small Grant, UNT, University of North Texas, $800 Funded. (20122013).
Wang, Z. (Principal), "Multi-level data analysis," Sponsored by Small Grant, UNT, University of North Texas, $1600 Funded. (20082008).
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Overall
Summative Rating
Challenge and
Engagement Index
Response Rate

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out of 7
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students responded
  • Overall Summative Rating (median):
    This rating represents the combined responses of students to the four global summative items and is presented to provide an overall index of the class’s quality. Overall summative statements include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 5 = Excellent, 3 = Good, and 1= Very poor):
    • The course as a whole was
    • The course content was
    • The instructor’s contribution to the course was
    • The instructor’s effectiveness in teaching the subject matter was
  • Challenge and Engagement Index:
    This rating combines student responses to several SPOT items relating to how academically challenging students found the course to be and how engaged they were. Challenge and Engagement Index items include the following (response options include a Likert scale ranging from 7 = Much higher, 4 = Average, and 1 = Much lower):
    • Do you expect your grade in this course to be
    • The intellectual challenge presented was
    • The amount of effort you put into this course was
    • The amount of effort to succeed in this course was
    • Your involvement in course (doing assignments, attending classes, etc.) was
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