School of the Arts, Media + Culture SAMC

E. Ruth Anaya, DLitt et Phil

Assistant Professor of Cross-Cultural and Leadership Communication; Media + Communication; School of Business

  • Education

    • DLitt et Phil, University of South Africa
    • MA in Cross-Cultural Communication, Wheaton Graduate School, Illinois
    • Daystar University, Nairobi, Kenya, East Africa
    • BA with Social Sciences major, Vanguard University, California
  • Courses Taught at TWU

    • ANTH 101 - Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
      (Online, Guatemala)
    • BUSI 111 - Introduction to Business (Bridge Program)
    • ECON 230 - Introduction to International Development
    • ECON 330 - Theory and Practice of Development

     

    • COMM 111 - Introduction to Communication 
      (Vancouver campus, Bridge Program)
    • COMM 231 - Introduction to Public Relations
    • COMM/ANTH/LING 302 - Cross-Cultural Communication 
    • COMM 315 - Central America Field Study
    • COMM 316 - East Africa Field Study
    • COMM 350/ANTH 390 - Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective (Guatemala & Belize, Kenya & Uganda)
    • COMM 351-359 - Practica (three levels)
    • COMM/ANTH 452 - Leadership in Multi-Cultural Contexts  (campus, Guatemala & Belize, Kenya & Uganda)

     

    • IDIS 410 -  Globalization and the Changing Workplace
      (Kenya & Uganda)
    • IDIS 450/COMM 451 - Transformational Development & Leadership (Guatemala & Belize, Kenya & Uganda)

     

    • LING 541 - Acculturation / Culture, Gender, and the ESL Classroom (MA TESOL)
    • LDRS 545 & 565 - Leadership across Cultures (MA Lead)
    • LDRS 617- Employee Engagement (MA Lead for China Cohort)


    Directed Studies:

    • Women and Leadership
    • Women in Latin America
    • Exploring Identity Crisis among Third-Culture Kids
    • Nurturing Cultural Identity in Children between Two Cultures
    • Photo-Journalism
    • A Communal Narrative in Photo-Journalistic Form
    • Advanced Publishing
    • Advanced Public Relations
  • Notable Accomplishments

    • As researcher, the first GLOBE study on leadership in Black Sub-Saharan Africa.
    • 2005 Dean's Innovative Teaching Award. 
    • Program development for online courses, specifically Anthropology. 
    • Development of successful Travel Study programs focusing on the developing world, notably Guatemala/Belize and Kenya/Uganda.
    • Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro!
SAMC, and School of Business

Department or Program:

Media + Communication, Development Economics, East Africa and Central America Travel Study programs