Stella Ting-ToomeyStella Ting-Toomey, PhD, is Professor of Human Communication Studies at California State University, Fullerton (CSUF). Her teaching passions include intercultural communication theory and training and interpersonal conflict management. She is the author or editor of 17 scholarly books, two instructional manuals, two interactive student resource guides, and more than 120 articles and chapters. Dr. Ting-Toomey has delivered major keynote speeches on mindful intercultural communication in the United States and internationally. She has also conducted a variety of intercultural conflict competence training workshops for corporations and nonprofit institutes. She is a recipient of the CSU Wang Family Excellence Award and the CSUF Outstanding Professor Award. Dr. Ting-Toomey’s sojourning and immigrant experiences—as an international student departing from Hong Kong and arriving at Iowa City, and from Iowa City to Seattle, and then from Seattle onward to New Brunswick, Tempe, and Fullerton—together with her daily contact with culturally diverse students at CSUF, have enriched her theorizing and researching journey.