Wayne State University

Stephanie Tong

Stephanie

Biography

Stephanie Tong is an assistant professor in the communication studies area. Her research interests lie at the intersection of interpersonal communication and new media. Specifically, she studies how people initiate, maintain, and terminate relationships using computer-mediated communication. Her research has appeared in a variety of top journal outlets including, Human Communication Research, Journal of Communication, Communication Research, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, and Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. She teaches communication theory and quantitative research methods at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Outside of the lab and the classroom, you will find her in the great outdoors. Her free time is spent rock climbing, running, and hanging out with her 8-year-old rescue dog, a “Chug” (Chihuahua-pug mix) named J. B. Fletcher.

Degrees and Certifications

BA, University of California, Davis

MA, Michigan State University

PhD, Michigan State University

Primary Research Interest

communication studies, interpersonal communication, new media, relationships, computer-mediated communication