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Communication & Journalism Department|Professors

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Communication and Journalism
1000 E. University Ave.
Ross Hall 427
Laramie, WY 82071
Phone: (307) 766-3122
Fax: (307) 766-5293
Email: cojoofc@uwyo.edu
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DR. CHIA-FANG "SANDY" HSU, PH.D.

RESEARCH AREAS

Communication apprehension, cross-cultural studies, family relationships

EDUCATION

Ph. D., 2002, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, Dissertation: Sources of differences in communication apprehension between Taiwanese and Americans

M.A., 1997, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, Thesis: Relationships between family characteristics and communication apprehension

B.A., 1995, Chinese Culture University, Taipei, Taiwan

ACADEMIC POSITIONS

2009-present, Associate Professor, University of Wyoming

2003-2009, Assistant Professor, University of Wyoming

2002-2003, Assistant Professor, Northern State University

1998-2002, Teaching Assistant, Washington State University

PUBLICATIONS/BOOKS

Refereed Journal Articles

Hsu, C-F., & Huang, I-T. (in press). Are international students quiet in class? The influence of teacher confirmation and classroom connectedness on classroom apprehension and willingness to talk among international students. Journal of International Students.

Hsu, C-F. (2014). Open and positive attitudes toward teaching. New Directions for Teaching and Learning, 138, 41-49.

Taras, V., Sarala, R., Muchinsky, P, Kemmelmeier, M., Hsu, C-F.,…Sinclair, H. C. (2014). Opposite ends of the same stick? Multi-method test of the dimensionality of individualism and collectivism. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology45, 213-245.

Hsu, C-F. (2012). The influence of vocal qualities and confirmation of nonnative English-speaking teachers on student receiver apprehension, affective Learning, and cognitive learning. Communication Education, 61, 4-16.

Hsu, C-F. (2010) Acculturation and communication traits: A study of cross-cultural adaptation among Chinese in America, Communication Monographs, 77, 414-425.

Hsu C-F. (2009). The relationships of trait anxiety, audience nonverbal feedback, and attributions to public speaking state anxiety. Communication Research Reports, 26, 237-246.

Lu, Y., & Hsu, C-F. (2008). Willingness to communicate in intercultural interactions between Chinese and Americans. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 37, 75-88.

Hsu, C-F. (2007). A cross-cultural comparison of communication orientations between Americans and Taiwanese. Communication Quarterly, 55, 359-374.

Hsu, C-F. (2004). Sources of differences in communication apprehension between Taiwanese and Americans. Communication Quarterly, 52, 370-389.

Heuett, B. L., Hsu, C-F. &, Ayres, J. (2003). Testing a screening procedure in the treatment for communication apprehension. Communication Research Reports, 20, 219-229.

Hsu, C-F (2002). The influence of self-construals, family and teacher communication patterns on communication apprehension among colleges students in Taiwan. Communication Reports, 15, 123-132.

Ayres, J., Wongprasert, T. K., Silva, J., Story, T., Hsu, C-F, & Darshan, S. (2001). Effects of performance visualization on employment interviews. Communication Quarterly, 49, 160-171.

Ayres, J., Hsu, C-F., & Hopf, T. (2000). Does exposure to visualization alter speech preparation processes? Communication Research Reports, 17, 366-374.

Hsu, C-F. (1998). Relationships between family characteristics and communication apprehension. Communication Research Reports, 15, 91-98.

Invited Book Chapters

Hsu, C-F. (in press). Intercultural relationships. In S. M. Croucher (Ed.). Global perspectives on intercultural communication. Routledge, NY: New York.

Hsu, C-F. (2009). Treatment assessment of communication apprehension: A meta-analytic review. In J. A. Daly, J. C. McCroskey, J. Ayres, T. Hopf, D. M. Ayres, & T. K.,Wongprasert (Eds.), Avoiding communication: Shyness, reticence, and communication apprehension (3rd ed., pp. 257-273). Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.

Ayres, J., Hsu, C-F., Schmidt, N. L, & Ayres-Sonandre, D. M. (2009). A component theory of communication apprehension: Nervous system sensitivity, motivation, negative evaluation, and communication competence as predictors of state communication apprehension. In J. A. Daly, J. C. McCroskey, J.Ayres, T. Hopf, D. M. Ayres, & T. K.,Wongprasert (Eds.), Avoiding communication: Shyness, reticence, and communication apprehension (3rd ed., pp. 67-83). Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.

Other publications

Hsu, C-F. (2012). Book review: R. C. Gardner Motivation and Second Language Acquisition: the Socio-Educational Model. New York: Peter Lang, 2010, Journal of Language and Social Psychology, Refereed.

Hsu, C-F., Hazel, M., & Ayres, J. (2008). Speech anxiety, Internationa Encyclopedia of Communication, Refereed.

Hazel, M., Hsu, C-F., & Ayres, J. (2008). Intervention techniques of communication apprehension, International Encyclopedia of Communication, Refereed.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Editorial Board, Annals of the International Communication Association

Editorial Board, Journal of International Students

Editorial Board, Journal of Intercultural Communication Research

Vice Chair, Intercultural Communication Division, International Communication Association

Reviewer, Communication Reports (2009-2012)

Reviewer, Journal of Intercultural Communication Research (2008-2013)

Chair, Communication Apprehension & Competence Division, National Communication Association (2006-2007)

SKILLS / INTERESTS

Swimming, playing piano, dancing

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Dr. Chia-Fang (Sandy) Hsu, Ph.D.
Dr. Chia-Fang (Sandy) Hsu, Ph.D. is an associate professor and the Assistant Department Head.

Contact Information

437 Ross Hall | hsus@uwyo.edu | (307) 766-6277

Courses Taught

COJO 1101: Small Group Communication (FYS) | COJO 3070: Communication Research | COJO 4620/5620: Intergroup Communication | COJO 5070: Quantitative Research Methods

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