Intercultural Learning Scholarship at Purdue

Purdue faculty and staff are involved in world-class cutting edge research related to intercultural learning. Although we can't feature every scholar and project here, we'd like to highlight a few recent CILMAR publications and presentations by Boilermakers.

NOTE: If you are a faculty or staff member interested in doing intercultural research and would like a consultation, we recommend also taking a look at our Assessment page. You may also contact us at for a research consultation. Our specialists are happy to advise Purdue community members on grant writing, research design, program evaluation and course assessment related to intercultural learning.

Assessment of Intercultural Learning at Purdue

Office of Institutional Research, Assessment and Efficiency (2015). Belongingness & acculturation during the first year at Purdue.  May 2015 Presidential Briefing.

Lehto, W.Y., Cai, L.A., Fu, X., & Chen, Y. (2014). Intercultural interactions outside the classroom: Narratives on a US campus. Journal of College Student Development, 55, 837-853.

Yngve, K. (2016). Enhancing and assessing intercultural learning at Purdue, 2014-2016. Office of Institutional Assessment, Purdue University.

Focusing Study Abroad on InterCultural Learning


Czerwionka, L., Artamonova, T. & Barbosa, M. (2014). Intercultural competence during short-term study abroad: A focus on knowledge. In B. Dupuy & L. Waugh (Eds.), Selected Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on the Development and Assessment of Intercultural Competence, 3, 46-77.

Czerwionka, L., Artamonova, T. & Barbosa, M. (2015). Intercultural knowledge growth: Evidence from student interviews during a short-term study abroad. International Journal of Intercultural Relations49, 80-99.

Masters, C. and Krishnan, L.A. (2015). Study Abroad and Student Learning: Tales from Zambia. ADVANCE for Speech and Hearing Online Edition, Dec. 14, 2015.

McComb, S. A., Fedele, L., Brunese, P. A., & Simpson, V. L.  (2019). An interprofessional, intercultural, immersive short-term study abroad program: Public health and service systems in Rome. Frontiers:The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad, 31, 148-168.


World-Reknowned Global Competency Research in Engineering Education

Rodríguez-Simmonds, Héctor E., Matilde Sánchez-Peña, S. Zahra Atiq, Genisson Silva Coutinho, and Brent K. Jesiek. (2015). "A Letter to the Future Engineer: Exploring Cross-Cultural Engineering Identities Through Practitioners' Letters of Advice." Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE Frontiers in Education (FIE) Conference, El Paso, TX, October 21-24, 2015.

Jesiek, Brent K., Yating Haller, and Julia Thompson. (2014). "Developing Globally Competent Engineering Researchers: Outcomes-Based Instructional and Assessment Strategies from the IREE 2010 China Research Abroad Program." Advances in Engineering Education, 4(1).

Jesiek, Brent K., Qin Zhu, Sang Eun Woo, Julia Thompson, and Andrea Mazzurco. (2014). "Global Engineering Competency in Context: Situations and Behaviors." Online Journal of Global Engineering Education, 8(1).

Exciting Intercultural SOTL Research (see also Purdue's CIE page)

Calahan, C. A. (2015). Appendix F: Key Questions to Explore in Developing an Assessment Plan in Deardorff, D.K., Demystifying Outcomes Assessment for International Educators: A Practical Approach (pp. 186-200). Sterling, VA: Stylus Publishing

Calahan, C.A. & Sass, M. (2015, May). Digital Badges to Assess Intercultural Learning in Bloom’s Affective Domain, Association of International Educators Annual Conference, Boston, MA.

Calahan, C.A. & Sass, M. (2015, February). Artifacts of the Intercultural Learning Process for Assessment, Accountability, and Accreditation, Presentation at the annual conference of the Association of International Education Administrators, Washington, DC.

Recent Intercultural Dissertations at Purdue

2014 - Exploring perceived communicative competence in upper-level L1 and L2 interactions in higher education, Heejung Kwon

2007 - Rhetoric of a global epidemic: Intercultural and intracultural professional communication about SARS, Huiling Ding

Recent Intercultural Work by Students

Paiz, Joshua, "Encouraging the Growth of OWLs Worldwide: Utilizing Intercultural Rhetoric to Inform Best Practices" (2014). Purdue Writing Lab/Purdue OWL Graduate Student Presentations. Paper 10.

Cadwallader, M. (2012). “Milton” in translation: Analyzing intercultural relations through language. Journal of Purdue Undergraduate Research, 2, 90.

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