Dr. Tiffany R. Wang
Associate Professor of Communication Studies
Strong Hall 135
Tiffany R. Wang is an associate professor of communication studies and basic course coordinator in the College of Fine Arts at the University of Montevallo. She holds a B.S. and M.S. from Texas Christian University and a Ph.D. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Wang’s research interests include instructional communication, communication education, and family communication. She is an active member of the Alabama Communication Association (ACA), the Central States Communication Association (CSCA), and the National Communication Association (NCA). Wang’s research appears in peer-reviewed journals, including Communication Education, Communication Reports, Communication Monographs, Communication Teacher, Journal of Applied Communication Research, Journal of Communication Pedagogy, The Journal of Continuing Higher Education, Journal of Divorce & Remarriage, Journal of Family Communication, Journal of the Communication, Speech & Theatre Association of North Dakota, Personal Relationships, and the TCU Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creativity.
Wang is also active in disciplinary and university service. At the disciplinary level, she currently serves as CSCA Executive Director and serves on the NCA Legislative Assembly and NCA Nominating Committee. At the university level, Wang advises the Lambda Pi Eta Lambda Nu and Alpha Delta Pi Zeta Delta Chapters; serves as Faculty Senate Past President and SGA Liaison; and serves on the Faculty Honors, Human Animal Subjects Research, and Intercollegiate Athletics Committees.
Wang teaches courses including Communication Theory, Communication Training and Development, Family Communication, Instructional Communication, Introduction to Communication Research Methods, Small Group Communication, and Social Media and Public Relations.
In recognition of her research, teaching, and service, Wang has received several university and disciplinary awards including being named the 2020-21 UM University Scholar and receiving the 2021 Alabama Communication Association Teaching Award, 2020 Senior Class Elite Night Dedication, 2020 NCA Family Communication Division Distinguished Article Award, 2019 NCA Lambda Pi Eta Thomas L. Veenendall Advisor of the Year Award, 2018 National Society of Leadership and Success UM Chapter Excellence in Teaching Award, 2017 CSCA Outstanding New Teacher Award, 2016 UM College of Fine Arts Distinguished Teacher Award, 2016 UM Honors Program Faculty Award, 2016 UM Student Life Advisor of the Year Award, and the 2016 UM Quality Enhancement Plan Montevallo Information Literacy Innovator (MILI) Award.
Wang lives in Pelham with her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel Lady London Rose. She enjoys baking, watching British/historical TV shows/documentaries, and updating London’s Instagram page with pictures from outings, play dates, and ballet/theatre performances based on social media and public relations best practices.