About Me

If we really want everyone to think and act like us, then we are narrow minded and ethnocentric, unrealistic, and losing a valuable opportunity to grow as individuals, and as a society. ~ P. McNulty


I have been teaching Intercultural Communication at De Anza College for the past twenty years. I have also taught English as a Second language and designed cross cultural training materials for U.S.-based multinational corporations and refugee resettlement programs. I co-authored "The Culture Puzzle" (Pearson), an Intercultural Communication textbook for ESL students, and I developed "38 Critical Incidents on the Job" for refugee retraining programs. I am a native Californian of European descent. Why do I love teaching here at De Anza College? Simple: De Anza students are amazing: They are hard working, articulate, perceptive, and bring a wealth of relevant lived experience to classroom discussions. I feel very fortunate to be a part of the Intercultural International Studies team at De Anza!

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