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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Dr. Deepa Oommen

Page address:

Associate Professor
Graduate Studies Coordinator

201R Armstrong Hall
(507) 389-2367

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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


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

Research/Creative Interests

Organizational and Intercultural Communication

Selected Publications

Oommen, D. (in press). The moderating influence of the strength of social identification with religion on the relationship between similarity and dissimilarity in religious affiliations between superiors and subordinates and the quality of leader-member exchange relationships in the Indian context. Journal of Communication and Religion, 40(4).

Oommen D. (2017). A test of the relationships between host and home national involvements and the preferences for intercultural conflict management Styles. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 46(4), 314-329.

Oommen, D. (2016). 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 perceptions 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.