Area of Expertise: Intercultural communication, intercultural education and training, the optimal study abroad experience, expatriate intercultural training, cross-cultural perspectives on leadership, and intercultural interaction between international faculty/teaching assistants and U.S. students
Additional Information: Kyoung-Ah Nam has more than 14 years of professional experience in intercultural communication, cross-cultural consulting, global leadership development, international/intercultural education, and public relations in North America and in Asia. Her areas of focus include expatriate intercultural training, cross-cultural perspectives on leadership, how to maximize short-term study abroad, cross-cultural management, the role of culture in language learning, and intercultural interaction between U.S. students and international faculty/teaching assistants.
She has extensive experience working as an external consultant or employee in Asia and North America with key international organizations and transnational corporations, including the United Nations (New York), UNESCO Office for Asia and the Pacific (Bangkok), Samsung (Seoul), Ogilvy & Mather (Los Angeles), and MindShare (Los Angeles). She has done intercultural consulting and executive coaching for diverse organizations around world. A partial list of clients she has served includes AAI Corporation, Boston Scientific, Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles, CH2M HILL, eBay, Fox Family Channel, FoxKids, GAP, ING, International Olympic Committee (IOC), Korea International Trade Association (KITA), KPMG, LG Electronics, Mattel, Maxicare, Microsoft India, Netlock, Siemens, Samsung Electronics, Symantec, webBASIS, and 3M.
Her extensive research is applied in nature and focuses on how to assess intercultural competence, the nature of effective intercultural communication, and the impact of intercultural experiences on individuals and the larger society.