Featured Publications and Blogs



Nelson, G. L., & Acheson, K. (2015). Intercultural competence and Applied Linguistics. In J. Bennett (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Intercultural Competence. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.




Acheson, K., Nelson, M., & Luna, K. (2015). Measuring the impact of instruction in intercultural communication on secondary Spanish learners’ attitudes and motivation. Foreign Language Annals, 48(2), 203-217.



The Interface of Business and Culture (2010), including:

“(Re)constructions of the Self & Others: Peeling Back Layers of Identity, Context, and Power in Intercultural Tourism Interactions” by Sundae Schneider-Bean, and

“Navigating Silences in International Business Contexts” by Kris Acheson


Communication Theory


Acheson, K. (2008). Silence as gesture: Rethinking the nature of communicative silences. Communication Theory, 18, 535-555.



Beyond Tips and Sunscreen


Schneider-Bean, S. (2008). Beyond Tips and Sunscreen: Exploring Tourist-Host Encounters through Communication, Culture and Identity. Saarbrücken: VDM Verlag.



Communication Yearbook


Acheson, K. (2007). Silence in dispute. In C. S. Beck (Ed.), Communication Yearbook 31 (pp. 1-58). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.




The Influence of Culture


Bean, S., & Martin, J. (2007). Touring culture(s): Intercultural communication principles and international tourism. In M.B. Hinner (Ed.), The influence of culture in the world of business. Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang.