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Associate Professor of Communication Arts & Sciences and Global Studies

Ph.D., Communication, University of Oklahoma

E-mail: cln12@psu.edu
Phone: 610-396-6168
Fax: 610-396-6026
Office: 136 Franco Building


Dr. Cheryl L. Nicholas is an ethnographer who enjoys doing research in her homeland, Malaysia. Her research is based on how symbolic activity constitutes and is constituted by cultural worldviews. Theoretically, her work is grounded in language and social interaction, and critical perspectives. She is also interested in postcolonial and queer theory. Her research has been published as chapters in edited books and as journal articles in journals such as Sexuality and Culture, Communication Quarterly, Storytelling, Self & Society, and Journal of International and Intercultural Communication.

Dr. Nicholas teaches classes in intercultural communication, message evaluation, communication theory, nonverbal communication, and storytelling.