Collegiate Affiliation

Dr. Albert conducts research on intercultural interactions in diverse organizational settings both within the U.S. and internationally. She also investigates the development and evaluation of effective intercultural and diversity programs.

Her research has been published in well-known books on intercultural communication and has appeared in the International Journal of Intercultural Relations (IJIR), Communication Education, Management Communication Quarterly, and the International and Intercultural Communication Annual.

She is a member of the Editorial Board of IJIR and of the Governing Board of the International Academy for Intercultural Research. She has consulted for the former Vice President for Multicultural Affairs at the University of Minnesota as well as business and governmental organizations.

Dr. Albert teaches courses on the theory and practice of intercultural communication, cross-cultural research methods, and intercultural sensitization/training.

Specialties
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Specialties

  • Brazilian cultural patterns
  • communicating across cultures
  • communication between North Americans and Latin Americans, Anglos and Latinos
  • crosscultural negotiation
  • diversity in organizations
  • doing business in Brazil
  • ethnic communication
  • health communication
  • intecultural sensitization programs
  • intercultural and interethnic communication
  • international relations
  • Latin American/Latino cultural patterns
  • persuasion