Dr. Pawena Sirimangkala is Associate Professor of Communication at Barry University. She earned her doctorate degree in Communication with a specialty in Intercultural Communication from Kent State University, Kent, Ohio, in 1993. Her research has been primarily aimed at explaining the role of communication in the intercultural communication relational process. She has conducted research among African Americans, Asians, European Americans, Hispanics, and Native Americans in the United States. During her 2-year faculty appointment at the University of Arizona, she wrote a book chapter on Listening in Intercultural Context and conducted intercultural communication workshops for the staff and student populations. She teaches courses on communication theory, communication research, intercultural communication, conflict management, communication and technology, and leadership. Besides researching on intercultural related topics, she is a facilitator and workshop presenter in intercultural communication for corporations and public institutions in the United States.
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