Dr. Chitra Akkoor
Courses Taught: Intercultural Communication, Family Communication, Researching Cultures, Senior Project, Introduction to Communication Studies.
Education: Ph.D., Communication Studies, University of Iowa, 2011 M.A., Communication Studies, Western Michigan University, 2004 B.A., English Literature, University of Madras, 1982
Courses taught by Prof. Akkoor’s are designed to understand, a) similarities and differences between cultures, b) research methods used to study culture, and communication, and c) communication in diverse types of families (e.g. step, adoptive, same-sex). Her research is based on the cross-cultural adaptation struggles of immigrant populations. Her published work includes a co-authored article in the Journal of Family Communication and a book chapter on arranged marriage.