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Jian Jiao

Assistant ProfessorJian Jiao


Jian Jiao (Ph.D. 2022, University of Arizona) is an assistant professor of Communication. His research and teaching interests include interpersonal communication, family communication, and research methods. Dr. Jiao’s recent research focuses on understanding the antecedents and outcomes of overparenting (a.k.a. helicopter parenting) and the dynamics surrounding close relationships and mental health. His research publications have appeared in Communication Quarterly, Personal Relationships, Emerging Adulthood, and Psychology of Women Quarterly.

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