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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Dr. Deepa Oommen

Page address:

Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Studies

201R Armstrong Hall
(507) 389-2367

[PDF] Professional Vita (174 KiB)


Ph.D., Bowling Green State University, Ohio, 2010
M.A.,  Morehead State University, Kentucky, 2006
M.A.,  Madras Christian College, University of Madras, India, 1997
B.A.,  St. Teresa's College, Mahatma Gandhi University, India, 1995


Training and Development, Organizational Communication, Intercultural Communication, Research Methods, Public Communication Campaigns, Conflict Management

Research/Creative Interests

Organizational and Intercultural Communication

Selected Publications

Oommen, D. (in press). Difference, disconnection, social support, and connection: Communication with the host environment and cultural adaptation. In Z. Hua & A. Komisarof (Eds.), Crossing boundaries and weaving intercultural work, life and scholarship in globalizing universities (pp.78-88). London: Routledge.

Oommen, D. (2014). The relationships among perception of social support, Intercultural Communication Apprehension (ICA) and conflict management preferences in the context of cultural adaptation. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 43(3), 215-237.

Oommen, D. (2013). The relationship among social identification with religion, mental well-being, and intercultural communication apprehension. Journal of Communication and Religion, 36(1), 108-126.

Oommen, D. (2013). The relationship between mental distress, assessed in terms of anxiety and depression, and conflict management in the context of cultural adaptation. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 42 (2), 91-111.

Oommen, D. (2011). Organizational identification strategies of a low face-to-face member-contact organization. Speaker and Gavel, 48(2), 1-19.