Professor Lily Arasaratnam-Smith
PhD (Communication) , MA (Communication) , BS (Mathematics) , BS (Psychology)


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Professor Lily Arasaratnam-Smith
Deputy Vice President Student Affairs

Lily is a member of the Faculty of Education, Arts and Social Science and specialises in the following areas: Communication , Research .

Biography

Lily A. Arasaratnam-Smith is the Deputy Vice President Student Affairs at Alphacrucis College. Her primary area of expertise is intercultural communication, particularly intercultural competence and intercultural contact-seeking behaviour. Her first book, Perception and Communication in Intercultural Spaces (University Press of America, 2011), presents "intercultural spaces" as a new framework with which to understand intercultural communication in today's culturally diverse communities. Her recent work is on intercultural competence in higher education. Lily is a Fellow of the International Academy for Intercultural Research. The winner of the 2018 Excellence in Teaching award, Lily teaches in the areas of intercultural communication and research methodology and is the Chair of the Alphacrucis College Academic Board.

Research Interests

Intercultural communication competence, intercultural transitions, identity

Academic Qualifications

2003

PhD (Communication) (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey)
Dissertation Title Intercultural communication competence from multiple cultural perspectives: A new theoretical model and empirical validation

1999

MA (Communication) (University of Kentucky)

1998

BS (Mathematics) (University of Kentucky)

1997

BS (Psychology) (University of Kentucky)

Selected Publications

White, A., & Arasaratnam-Smith, L. A.(2018). The messenger now and then: A socio-cultural analysis of the role of the 'preacher.'. Journal of Pentecostal Theology, 27146-158.

Arasaratnam-Smith, L. A.(2017). Intercultural communication competence. In Y. Y. Kim, International encyclopaedia of intercultural communication (pp. ). Wiley-Blackwell Publishing.

Arasaratnam-Smith, L. A.(2017). Congregational attitudes toward immigrants: The case of Australian churches. Australasian Pentecostal Studies, 19. | AC Link

Arasaratnam-Smith, L. A.(2017). Intercultural competence: An overview. In D. K. Deardorff & L. A. Arasaratnam-Smith (Eds.), Intercultural competence in higher education: International approaches, assessment, and application (pp. 7-18). Routledge.

Arasaratnam-Smith, L. A., & Northcote, M. (2017). Community in online higher education: Challenges and opportunities.. Electronic Journal of E-Learning, 15(2)188-198.. | AC Link

Deardorff, D. K., & Arasaratnam-Smith, L. A.(Eds.) (2017). Intercultural competence in international higher education: Approaches, assessment, and application. Routledge. | External link

Calloway-Thomas, C., Arasaratnam-Smith, L. A., & Deardorff, D. K.(2017). The role of empathy in fostering intercultural competence. In D. K. Deardorff & L. A. Arasaratnam-Smith (Eds.), Intercultural competence in higher education: International approaches, assessment, and application. (pp. 32-42). Routledge.

Arasaratnam-Smith, L. A.(2016). An exploration of the relationship between intercultural communication competence and bilingualism. Communication Research Reports, 33(3)231-238. | Link to journal

Lily A. Arasaratnam (2016). Intercultural competence In J. Nussbaum (Ed.), Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Communication (pp. ). Oxford University Press. | External link

Arasaratnam, L. A.(2016). Dwelling in intercultural spaces: Global citizenship In W. Jia, Intercultural communication: Adapting to evolving global realities (pp. 473-482). Cognella Academic Publishing.

Arasaratnam, L. A.(2015). Perceptions In J. M. Bennett, The SAGE Encyclopedia of Intercultural Competence (pp. ). Sage Publications Inc.. | External link

Arasaratnam, L. A.(2015). Intercultural competence: Looking back and looking ahead. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 481-2. | External link | AC Link

Arasaratnam, L. A.(2015). Research in intercultural communication: Reviewing the past decade. Journal of International & Intercultural Communication, 8(4)290-310. | Link to journal

Arasaratnam, L. A.(2014). Ten years of research in intercultural communication competence: A retrospective. Journal of Intercultural Communication, 35. | External link

Alexander, B. K., Arasaratnam, L. A., Avant-Mier, R., Durham, A., Flores, L., Leeds-Hurwitz, W., Mendoza, S. L., Oetzel, J., Osland, J., Tsuda, Y., Yin, J., & Halualani, R. (2014). Identifying key intercultural urgencies, issues, and challenges in today’s world: Connecting our Scholarship to dynamic contexts and historical moments.. Journal of International and Intercultural Communication, 7(1)38-67. | External link

Arasaratnam, L. A.(2014). A discussion of multiculturalism in Australia from educators’ perspective.. SpringerPlus, 3:36. | External link

Arasaratnam, L. A.(2013). A review of articles on multiculturalism in 35 years of IJIR. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 37676-685. | External link

Arasaratnam, L. A.(2012). Narrative insights In Bernardo, K. & Deardorff, D. (Eds.), Building cultural competence: Innovative strategies (pp. 98-103). Stylus Publishing. | External link

Arasaratnam, L. A.(2012). Intercultural communication competence In A. Kurylo (Ed.), Inter/Cultural communication: Representation and construction of culture in everyday interactions (pp. ). Sage Publications. | External link

Arasaratnam, L. A.(2012). Intercultural Spaces and Communication within: An Explication. Australian Journal of Communication, 39(3)135-141.

Arasaratnam, L. A.(2011). Perception and communication in intercultural spaces. University Press of America. | External link

Arasaratnam, L. A., & Banerjee, S. C.(2011). Sensation seeking and intercultural communication competence: A model test. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 35(2)226-233. | External link

Arasaratnam, L. A., Banerjee, S. C., Dembek, K. (2010). Sensation seeking and the integrated model of intercultural communication competence. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 39(2)69-79. | External link

Arasaratnam, L. A., Banerjee, S. C., & Dembek, K. (2010). The integrated model of intercultural communication competence (IMICC): Model test. Australian Journal of Communication, 37(3)103-116.

Arasaratnam, L. A.(2009). The development of a new instrument of intercultural communication competence. Journal of Intercultural Communication, 20. | External link

Arasaratnam, L. A., & Banerjee, S. C.(2009). Sensation seeking and intercultural communication competence: A model test.. Paper presented at the Paper accepted in the Top-3 panel of the intercultural division of the annual convention of the International Communication Association, Chicago, USA, .

Arasaratnam, L. A.(2008). Acculturation process of Sri Lankan Tamil immigrants in Sydney: An ethnographic analysis using the Bidirectional model (BDM).. Australian Journal of Communication, 3557-68.

Arasaratnam, L. A.(2007). Research in intercultural communication competence: Past perspectives and future directions. Journal of International Communication, 1366-73. | External link

Arasaratnam, L. A.(2007). Empirical research in intercultural communication competence: A review and recommendation.. Australian Journal of Communication, 34105-117.

Arasaratnam, L. A., & Banerjee, S. C.(2007). Ethnocentrism and sensation seeking as variables that influence intercultural contact-seeking behavior: A path analysis. Communication Research Reports, 24(3)303-310. | External link

Arasaratnam. L. A.(2006). Further testing of a new model of intercultural communication competence. Communication Research Reports, 23(2)93-99. | External link

Banerjee, S. C., & Arasaratnam, L. A.(2006). Intercultural attitudes and experiences – the anti drug? Examining the moderating effects of social initiative, motivation, and intercultural friendships. Paper presented at the Paper presented at the annual convention of the International Communication Association, Dersden, Germany, .

Arasaratnam, L. A.(2005). Sensation seeking and international students’ satisfaction of experiences in the United States.. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 34184-194.

Arasaratnam, L. A., & Doerfel, M. L.(2005). Intercultural communication competence: Identifying key components from multicultural perspectives.. International Journal of Intercultural Relations, 29(2)137-163. | External link

Arasaratnam, L. A.(2004). Intercultural communication competence: Development of a New Model. Paper presented at the Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, New Orleans, USA, .

Arasaratnam, L. A.(2004). Sensation seeking as predictor of social initiative in intercultural interactions. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 33215-222.

Arasaratnam, L. A.(2003). Competing cultural voices: An ethnographic study of international students in American graduate education.. Paper presented at the Paper presented at the annual convention of the National Communication Association, Miami, USA, .

Morgan, S. E., & Arasaratnam, L. A.(2003). Intercultural friendships as social excitation: Sensation seeking as a predictor of intercultural friendship seeking behavior. Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, 32175-186.

Morgan, S. E., Arasaratnam, L. A., Layne, W., & Harrison, T. R.(2002). Threat Buffer Theory: A New Approach to Predicting Intercultural Communication Behaviors and Attitudes.. Paper presented at the Paper presented at annual meeting of the Eastern Communication Association, New York, USA, .

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