Dr. Xiaowei Shi

Associate Professor

Dr. Xiaowei Shi
(615) 898-2275
Room 253, Jones Hall (JH)
MTSU Box 200, Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Degree Information

  • Ph.D., Purdue University Main Campus (2009)
  • M.A., De Paul University, IL (2003)
  • B.A., Beijing Language & Culture University (1997)

Areas of Expertise

Upward Influence; Communication Goals and Cognitive Responses in advice-giving in the contexts of close relationships and supervisor-subordinate interaction.

Biography

Education

    Ph.D.    Purdue University-West Lafayette, IN   2009 Major area: Social Influence/Interpersonal Communication Dissertation: From our thoughts to actual messages: An application and extension of the GPA model in explicating advice message production in an upward influence context (advisor: Steven R. Wilson)  

Minor: Organizational Communication, Resea...

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Education

    Ph.D.    Purdue University-West Lafayette, IN   2009 Major area: Social Influence/Interpersonal Communication Dissertation: From our thoughts to actual messages: An application and extension of the GPA model in explicating advice message production in an upward influence context (advisor: Steven R. Wilson)  

Minor: Organizational Communication, Research Methods  

M.A.   2003 DePaul University-Lincoln Park, Chicago IL Major area: Multicultural Communication    

B.A.   1997 Beijing Language University, Beijing, China Linguistics  

Employment  

2016-present            Associate Professor, Communication Studies and Organizational Communication

2010-2015               Assistant Professor, Speech and Theater Department, Middle   Tennessee State University

2008-2010               Lecturer, Department of Psychology, Iowa State University.

2007-2008                Graduate Lecturer, Department of Communication, Purdue University.

2003-2006               Instructor, Department of Communication, Purdue University.

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Publications

Shi, X., Brinthaupt, T., & McCree, M. (2017). Understanding the Influence of Self-Critical, Self-Managing, and Social-Assessing Self-Talk on Performance Outcomes in a Public Speaking Context. Imagination, Cognition and Personality, 36(4), 356-378.

Shi, X., Brinthaupt, T. M., & McCree, M. (2015). The relationship of self-talk frequency to communication apprehension and public speaking anxiety. Personality and Individual Di...

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Shi, X., Brinthaupt, T., & McCree, M. (2017). Understanding the Influence of Self-Critical, Self-Managing, and Social-Assessing Self-Talk on Performance Outcomes in a Public Speaking Context. Imagination, Cognition and Personality, 36(4), 356-378.

Shi, X., Brinthaupt, T. M., & McCree, M. (2015). The relationship of self-talk frequency to communication apprehension and public speaking anxiety. Personality and Individual Differences, 75, 125-129. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2014.11.023.  

Jian, G., Shi, X., & Delisay, F. (2014). Leader-member conversational quality: Scale development and validation through three studies. Management Communication Quality. doi: 10.1177/0893318914533201.  

Shi, X. (2013). Cognitive Responses in Advice Planning: An Examination of Thought Content and Its Impact on Message Features under High vs. Low Effortful Thinking Modes. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 32, 311-334. doi: 10.1177/0261927X12470112.  

Shi, X., & Wilson, S. R. (2010). Upward influence in contemporary Chinese organizations: Explicating the effects of goal type and importance on message reasoning and politeness. Management Communication Quarterly, 24, 579-606.                 

Wilson, S., Norris, A. M., & Shi, X., Rack. J. J. (2010). Comparing physically abused, neglected, and non-maltreated children during interactions with their parents: A meta-analysis of observation studies. Communication Monographs, 77, 540-575.  

Wilson, S. R., Rack, J. J., Shi, X., & Norris, A. M. (2008). Comparing physically abusive, neglectful, and non-maltreating parents during interactions with their children: A meta-analysis of observational studies. Child Abuse & Neglect, 32, 897-911.  

Shi, X., & Babrow, A. (2007). Challenges of adolescent and young adult Chinese American identity construction: An application of Problematic Integration Theory. Western Journal of Communication, 71, 316-335.  

Shi, X., & Lu, X. (2007). Bilingual and bicultural development of Chinese American adolescents and young adults: A comparative study. Howard Journal of Communication, 18, 313-333.  

Book Chapters               

Shi, X., & Wilson, S. R. (2017). Influence in Organizational Communication. International Encyclopedia of Organizational Communication. John Wiley & Sons.  

Wilson, S., Shi, X., Tirmstein, L., Norris, A., & Combs, J. (2006). A meta-analysis on child physical abuse. In L. Turner and R. West (Eds.), Family communication: A reference for theory and research (pp. 237-258).  Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

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Awards

2016         Top Paper Award. Communication Apprehension and Competence Division, National Communication Association (with Brinthaupt and McCree).

2014     Faculty Fellow of Teaching Excellence. Middle Tennessee State University.  

2014     Faculty Development Grant. Middle Tennessee State University, $ 1,920.  

2013&n...

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2016         Top Paper Award. Communication Apprehension and Competence Division, National Communication Association (with Brinthaupt and McCree).

2014     Faculty Fellow of Teaching Excellence. Middle Tennessee State University.  

2014     Faculty Development Grant. Middle Tennessee State University, $ 1,920.  

2013     Top Four Paper Award. Organizational Communication Division, National Communication Association (with Jian and Delisay).  

2013     Top Four Paper Award. Communication Apprehension and Competence Division, National Communication Association (with Brinthaupt and McCree).  

2013     Faculty Research and Creative Activity Grant, Middle Tennessee State University, $ 2,100.  

2011    Top Four Paper Award. Organizational Communication Division, National Communication Association.           

2011       Faculty Research and Creative Activity Grant, Middle Tennessee State University, $10,000.34.  

2011      Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR) Access and Diversity Grant. Middle Tennessee State University, $2,800.  

2008      Purdue University Research Foundation (PRF) Summer Grant. $1,780.   2006      Paper selected for presentation at the Doctoral Honors Seminars of the National Communication Association.  

2006      Alan H. Monroe Graduate Research Scholar Award. Department of Communication, Purdue University,

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In the Media

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MTSU News:

  1. Monday, September 09, 2013

MTSU professor gauges employee politeness to male, female bosses MURFREESBORO — Are employees more polite when talking to male bosses than to female bosses?

http://news-from-mtsu.blogspot.com/2013/09/009-mtsu-professor-gauges-employee.html

 

 

Courses

Middle Tennessee State University (2010-present)

COMM 3400  Romantic Relationship Communication

COMM 4600  Communication Research Methods

ORCO 3750    Organizational Analysis

ORCO 3500   Strategic Communication in Organization

COMM 3300  Communication Theory, Culture, and Films

COMM 2300  Interpersonal Communication COMM

2200  Fundamentals of Communication      &n...

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Middle Tennessee State University (2010-present)

COMM 3400  Romantic Relationship Communication

COMM 4600  Communication Research Methods

ORCO 3750    Organizational Analysis

ORCO 3500   Strategic Communication in Organization

COMM 3300  Communication Theory, Culture, and Films

COMM 2300  Interpersonal Communication COMM

2200  Fundamentals of Communication                           

Iowa State University (2008-2010)

COM 317 Small Group Communication

COM 314 Organizational Communication Theories

COM 311 Relational Communication  

Purdue University (2003-2008)

COM 304   Quantitative Methods for Communication Research

COM 320   Small Group Discussion

COM 212   Interpersonal Communication

COM 114  Fundamentals of Speech Communication

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