About Us

Kris_AchesonKris Acheson, PhD 

Kris currently teaches intercultural communication, cultural adaptation, and language teaching methods in the Department of Applied Linguistics at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. She also serves as the Director of the Undergraduate Program in her department. Kris specializes in fostering positive attitudes towards intercultural interactions and teaching skills for cultural discovery. She was raised in a US military family, and has traveled abroad extensively. Kris holds a BA in Spanish and Art from Berry College, an MA in Applied Linguistics from Georgia State University, and an PhD in Intercultural Communication from the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at Arizona State University.



Sundae_Schneider-BeanSundae Schneider-Bean, MA

Sundae currently manages intercultural and language training at one of Switzerland’s largest employers. She also serves as the European Regional Director at Global Coaches Network. Sundae is specialized in enhancing her clients’ intercultural and communication competence by integrating theory and praxis. Sundae was born in North Dakota but has spent much of the last 10 years in Europe. In recent years she has worked on projects in geographical areas such as Malaysia, China, India and Germany. Sundae holds a BA in Speech Communications from the University of Minnesota and an MA in Communication, with a specialization in intercultural communication, from the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication.