Bio (Juana Du)
Associate Professor, Program Head
Communication and Culture
Juana Du is an associate professor for the Master of Arts in Intercultural and International Communication program. She draws on personal experience from working in Beijing, Hong Kong, Germany, the United States and Canada to frame the way she studies culture, communication and organizations. Her research interests include improving intercultural communication in a globalized world, cross-cultural adaptation of international students, expatriate training and relocation, organizational diversity and culture, organizational learning and knowledge management, and subsidiaries of multinational enterprises and innovation. She is fluent in Chinese and Cantonese.
Du has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of intercultural communication, interpersonal communication across cultures, organizational communication, research methods, and supervised graduate student projects. She has acted as an organizational communication research consultant for multinational organizations, and provides strategic and tactical advice on organizational performance, talent management, multi-cultural teams and innovation. Du was a post-doctorate researcher at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University, and a visiting scholar at Techinische Universitat Bergakademie Freiberg in Germany and at Ohio University in the U.S. She has presented at many international academic conferences, and published numerous book chapters and journal articles. She is an elected division officer of the International Communication Association (2017 to 2020).
Du holds a PhD in intercultural and organizational communication from Hong Kong Baptist University. She earned a Master of Arts in Intercultural Communication and a Bachelor of Arts in Chinese language and literature, both from Peking University. She has won numerous academic awards, including the top student paper award from the Intercultural Communication Association, Germany’s DAAD Scholarship of Young Academics and the Award of Scholarship of LEWI, Hong Kong.