Sining Kong, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Communications & HRI Fellow
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BH 372
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Ph.D. Mass Communication, University of Florida (2019)
M.A. Mass Communication, University of Florida (2014)

Dr. Sining Kong gained her Ph.D. degree in Mass Communication with a specialization in Public Relations from University of Florida in 2019. Her research interests include crisis communication, health communication and digital media. Dr. Kong is fascinated by how different types of media and message affect people’s decision making. She has studied how different types of social media and gender stereotype affect crisis communication, how to apply target and tailored message to persuade different groups of people to reduce sugar intake, and how to use new media to promote environmental protection.

She is attracted to HRI for its diversity and unlimited collaboration opportunities. In the future, she is looking forward to collaborating with scholars from different areas and using communication to help more people.

Her personal hobbies are working out, dancing and traveling.