Dr Rosita D Albert

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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.

Educational Background & 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
Courses Taught
  • Spch 3451W - Intercultural Communication: Theory and Practice
  • Spch 4452W - Intercultural Interaction: Theory and Application
  • Spch 5431 - Persuasion and Social Influence
  • Spch 5451W - Intercultural Communication Processes
  • Spch 8451 - Seminar: Intercultural and Diversity Research
Research & Professional Activities

Professional Activities

  • Consultant, The World Bank, Booz Allen Hamilton, the Hospital of University Medical School in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and other organizations:
  • Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Intercultural Relations: 1984 - present
  • Participant, Interdisciplinary Seminar on Health and Culture, Harvard University: 1998 - 1999
  • Presenter, International Business Program, Doing Business with Brazil, 3M Company: 2000 - 2001
  • Speaker on Diversity, Minnesota Public Radio: 2000
  • Visiting Scholar, Department of Psychology:
  • Conceptual framework for the development and evaluation of cross-cultural orientation programs. Albert, Rosita, 1986.
  • Cross-cultural perspectives on organizational communication. Albert, Rosita, H.C. Triandis, 1987.
  • Cultural diversity and intercultural training in multinational organizations. Albert, Rosita, 1994.
  • A framework and model for understanding Latin American and Latino/Hispanic cultural patterns. Albert, Rosita, 1996.
  • Latinos/Latinas in the United States: Diversity, cultural patterns, and misconceptions.. Albert, Rosita, 1998.
  • Nominated, Outstanding Scholarship Award, International and Intercultural Communication Division, National Communication Association, 1999
  • Outstanding Teacher, Incomplete List of Teachers ranked as Excellent, University of Illinois, 1980
  • Outstanding Teacher, Incomplete List of Teachers ranked as Excellent, University of Illinois, 1982
  • President's Multicultural Research Award, University of Minnesota