Associate Professor, Graduate Coordinator for Organizational Communications
Dr. Adrian Krishnasamy is Associate Professor and graduate coordinator for Organizational Communications. He earned his doctorate from Howard University in communication and culture with an emphasis on intercultural and organizational communication. A native of Singapore, he has been in the United States since he was 16 years old. For a short period, he returned to Singapore to perform military service. He returned in 2000 to finish his master's in communication at the University of Central Missouri, where he also received his bachelor's degree in public relations.
Dr. Krishnasamy's research area focuses on how media affects certain communities, specifically regarding race, class, gender, and feminist research in communication. He has taught courses in interpersonal communication, the role of mass media and society, public speaking, and intercultural communication. He has high expectations for his students and believes that success is not a limitation.
Among his accomplishments, Krishnasamy authored "Gay Male Body Image in Print Advertisements" and wrote a journal article "Bringing Afrocentricities to the Funnies: An Analysis of Afrocentricity Within Aaron McGruder's The Boondocks." He volunteers at the D.C. Center (LGBTQ) where he is a speaker on women's issues, diversity, relationships and conflict and negotiation topics. He also is a board member of the Trevor Project outreach team, which deals with LGBTQ suicide prevention.