Meina Liu (Ph.D., Purdue University, 2006), Professor of Communication, joined the Department of Organization Sciences and Communication at George Washington University in the Fall of 2013, after having taught at the University of Maryland, College Park, for eight years. Her research and teaching focus on intercultural communication, organizational communication, and negotiation and conflict management. Much of her recent research is concerned with the influence of emotion and social cognition on negotiators’ interaction patterns and negotiation outcomes, as well as cultural variations in these processes. Professor Liu’s research also examines gender and diversity issues in organizations, particularly as related to careers and work-life balance. Her work has appeared both in the communication field's premier journals, such as Human Communication Research, Communication Research, Communication Monographs, and key specialty journals, such as Journal of Applied Communication Research, Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, and Negotiation and Conflict Management Research, as well as an interdisciplinary journal, Human Relations. She received numerous Top Paper Awards and Best Article Awards from the National Communication Association, the International Communication Association, and Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender. She teaches Research Methods, Senior Seminar Thesis, Intercultural Communication, and Intercultural Negotiation at GW. She served as Director of the Master's Program in Communication Management (2016-2019), Research Director of the GW Confucius Institute (2016-2018), President of the Association for Chinese Communication Studies from 2016-2018 and its Program Planner in 2018-2020, among other things. She is currently serving as Chair of the Department of Organizational Sciences and Communication at GW.