School of Communication & Media

May Hongmei Gao

Professor of Communication and Interdisciplinary Studies

Contact Information

Office: Kennesaw Campus
Social Sciences Building (SO 402), Room 5084
Phone: 470-578-2145


Dr. May Gao: Dr. Gao is the Chair of the SAUPO Conference and a Professor of Communication and Asian Studies at KSU. Dr. Gao received her Ph.D. from the University of South Florida in Speech Communication, after her education at Brigham Young University and Shanghai International Studies University. She had worked in China as a PR Specialist and a TV Anchorwoman prior to coming to the U.S. in 1998. She conducts research in communication, business, conflict and Asian cultures. She has published in Thunderbird International Business Review, Global Business Languages, China Media Research, Journal of Chinese Culture and Management, and East West Connections. Dr. Gao is the founder of the Symposium on ASIA-USA Partnership Opportunities (SAUPO), the largest Asia Business Conference in Southern USA.


Ph.D., University of South Florida
M.A., Brigham Young University
B.A., Shanghai International Studies University