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Department of Communication Staff - Kumi Ishii

Kumi Ishii, Ph.D.

Kumi Ishii, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Office:  FAC186
Phone:  270-745-5203


Organizational Communication, Computer-Mediated Communication, Quantitative Research Methods


Technology Use in Organizational Communication, Communication in Multinational Organizations, Social Impact of Communication Technologies


Dr. Kumi Ishii holds a Ph.D. in Organizational Communication and Computer-Mediated Communication from Kent State University, an M.S. in Corporate/Public Communication from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and a BA degree in English and American Studies from Kyoto University of Foreign Studies, Kyoto, Japan. Dr. Ishii's program of research focuses on organizational communication and new technologies and communication network use during organizational change. Dr. Ishii will instruct graduate courses in quantitative research methods and computer-mediated communication, as well as graduate and undergraduate courses in organizational communication and intercultural communication.


Selected Publications:

Ishii, K. (2011). Dual organizational identification among Japanese expatriates: The role of communication in cultivating subsidiary identification and outcomes. The International Journal of Human Resources Management (in press).


Ishii, K. (2010). Conflict management in online relationships. CyberPsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 13, 365-370.

Ishii, K. (2009). Social information during organizational change: The effect of social information on employee attitudes and about organizational change. Saarbrucken, Germany: VDM.


Additional Information

Advisor of WKU Japanese Culture Club

Listed in Marquis Who’s Who in America (64th edition in 2010)


Professional Affiliations

International Communication Association (ICA)

National Communication Association (NCA)

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