Skip Navigation

Xiaochen Angela Zhang

Xiaochen Angela Zhang

Assistant Professor

Xiaochen Angela Zhang

Office: Gaylord Hall 3019

, University of Florida

Scholarly highlights:

  • Received top paper award in the International Communication Association Public Relations Division 
  • Research published in more than 15 peer-reviewed journals including Mass Communication & Society, Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, and Computers in Human Behavior
  • Experience and interest in community-engaged research projects collaborating with community organizations and engaging students in community service-learning projects
  • Active in interdisciplinary collaborations with fields such as computer science, data science, engineering, sociology, and social work on projects related to misinformation/disinformation and community resilience

Xiaochen Angela Zhang (Ph.D., University of Florida) is an assistant professor in public relations. She teaches courses in the public relations area, such as Public Relations Research and Public Relations and Society. Her research focuses on understanding how publics process crisis and risk information, how publics utilize social media to communicate during crises, how to increase individual and community resilience in crisis and risk contexts, and the ethical challenges of these areas.