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If we really want everyone to think and act like us, then we are narrow minded and ethnocentric, unrealistic, and losing a valuable opportunity to grow as individuals, and as a society. ~ P. McNulty
Intercultural Communication, Blended Cultures, Privilege, Hierarchies of Culture, International English, Leveraging Diversity
BA: Cultural Anthropology, Scripps College, MA: Teaching English as a Second Language, The School for International Training, MA Intercultural Relations, The McGregor School of Antioch University
I have been teaching Intercultural Communication at De Anza College for over fifteen years. I have also taught English as a Second language and designed cross cultural training materials for U.S.-based multinational corporations and refugee resettlement programs. I co-authored "The Culture Puzzle" (Pearson), an Intercultural Communication textbook for ESL students, and I developed "38 Critical Incidents on the Job" for refugee retraining programs. I am a native Californian of European descent.
De Anza students are amazing: They are hard working, articulate, perceptive, and bring a wealth of relevant lived experience to classroom discussions. I feel very fortunate to be a part of the Intercultural International Studies team at De Anza!
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