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Office: Sichel Hall - 105E

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Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D., Communication Studies, University of Kansas

… → 2011

M.A., Communication Studies, University of Kansas

… → 2007

B.A., English with Middle and High School English Teaching Credential, Tsuda University

… → 2005

External positions

Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Kansas

Jan 1 2006Jan 1 2011

Research Interests

  • Intercultural communication from interpersonal and intergroup perspectives
  • Influences of social and cultural identities on day-to-day communication processes
  • Influences of interpersonal relationships on intergroup and intercultural attitudes
  • East Asian cultural values and communication styles
  • Intercultural and intergroup conflict management
  • Cultural adaptation and acculturation strategies
  • Communication experiences between host nationals and sojourners
  • Non-Western perspectives on communication
  • Intergroup contact hypothesis
  • Common Ingroup Identity Model
  • Social identity and self-categorization theories
  • Communication accommodation theory
  • Acculturation framework
  • Anxiety/Uncertainty Management Theory
  • Social and behavioral science: Survey and experimental designs
  • Regression (Mediation/Moderation Analyses)
  • (M)ANOVA
  • Structural Equation Modeling


  • Communication