Weidan Cao
Department: Media & Communication
Annenberg Hall, Room 334

Biography

Courses Taught

Number

Name

Level

STRC 2551

Media Information Gathering and Evaluation (Instructor of Record)

Undergraduate

STRC 2672

Global Communication and Leadership (Teaching Assistant)

Undergraduate

STRC 2552

Introduction to Public Relations (Teaching Assistant)

Undergraduate

STRC 1112

Communicating Leadership (Teaching Assistant)

Undergraduate

MSP 1021

Media and Society (Teaching Assistant)

Undergraduate

JRN 1111

Journalism and Society (Teaching Assistant)

Undergraduate

Publications

CaoW., Zhang, X., Xu, K., & Wang, Y. (In press). Modeling online health information-seeking behavior in China: The roles of source characteristics, reward assessment, and Internet self-efficacy. Health Communication.

CaoW., Qi, X., Yao, T., Han, X., & Feng, X. (In press). How doctors communicate the initial diagnosis of cancer matters: Cancer disclosure and its relationship with patients’ hope and trust. Psycho-Oncology.

Cao, W. (2012).  China’s Sanlu’s infant formula proves fatal. In A.M. George & C.B. Pratt (Eds.), Case studies in crisis communication: International perspectives on hits and misses (pp. 131-151). New York, NY: Routledge.

Zhang, P., CaoW., and Obradovic, Z. (2013). Learning by aggregating experts and filtering novices: A solution to crowdsourcing problems in bioinformatics. BMC Bioinformatics, 14(Suppl 12), S5.

CaoW. (2010). The mountains and the moon, the willows and the swallows: A hybrid semiotic analysis of Feng Zikai’s “New Paintings for Old Poems.” International Journal of Comic Art, 12251-267.

CaoW. (2010). [Review of the book New comics of Ding Cong, by C. Ding]. International Journal of Comic Art, 12, 638–642.

CaoW. (2005). Domesticating translation employed in advertisements of global brands. Jianghan Forum, 315, 43–44.

Lectures / Conferences

Title

Date

Cao, W., Qi, X., & Yao, T.(2014, May). Chinese cancer patients’ perceptions of disclosure strategies: Relationships between cancer diagnosis disclosure and trust in doctors. Paper presented at the annual convention of International Communication Association, Seattle, WA.

2014

Cao, W., Qi, X., & Yao, T. (2014, May). Relationships between cancer disclosure strategies and patients’ hope: A survey of cancer patients’ perceptions in China. Paper presented at the annual convention of the International Communication Association, Seattle, WA.

2014

Cao, W., Zhang, X., & Wang, Y. (2013, November). Modeling online health information seeking behavior in China: The roles of information completeness, websites’ design features, message credibility, and self-efficacy for Internet use. Paper presented at the annual convention of the National Communication Association, Washington DC.

2013

Cao, W. (2013, November). War and peace: A hybrid semiotic analysis of Feng Zikai’s wartime cartoons. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association, Atlantic City, NJ.

2013

Cao, W., Ma, G. X., Tan, Y., & Siu, P. (2013, October). Oral health knowledge and information seeking behaviors among adult Chinese immigrants in Philadelphia. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Pennsylvania Communication Association, Erie, Pennsylvania.

2013

Cao, W. (2013, October). Calorie postings as health communication: The limited effects in chain restaurants. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Pennsylvania Communication Association, Erie, Pennsylvania.

2013

Cao, W., Cai, D., & Fink, E. (2013, June). Culture and intercultural experience as predictors of decision-making styles. Paper presented at the annual convention of the International Communication Association, London, UK.

2013

Ma, G., Tan, Y., Cao, W., Siu, P., & Gao, W. (2012, October). Oral health status, knowledge and behavior among Chinese Americans. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association, San Francisco, CA.

2012

Cao, W. (2011, October). Exposing perpetrators of corruption or breeding cyber crimes? The framing of human flesh search engines and ideological control. Paper presented at the annual convention of Global Fusion, Philadelphia, PA.

2011

Introduction to Statistics and SPSS in Communication (Lecture given to a research methods class of graduate students in the MS in Communication Management Program at Temple University.)

2011

Service

Name

Type of Service

Position

Dates Active

American Cancer Society

Community service

Volunteer

Awards

Title

Type of Award

Date

Temple University Graduate Assistantship

Award

2009–2012