Dr. Adrian Krishnasamy

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Dr. Adrian Krishnasamy

Dr. Adrian Krishnasamy serves as assistant professor in speech communication for Bowie State University's Department of Communications. He earned his doctorate from Howard University in communication and culture with an emphasis on intercultural and organizational communication. A native of Singapore, he has been in the United States since he was 16 years old. For a short period, he returned to Singapore to perform military service. He returned in 2000 to finish his master's in communication at the University of Central Missouri, where he also received his bachelor's degree in public relations.

Dr. Krishnasamy's research area focuses on how media affect certain communities, specifically regarding race, class, gender, and feminist research in communication. He has taught courses in interpersonal communication, the role of mass media and society, public speaking, and intercultural communication. He has high expectations for his students and believes that success is not a limitation.

Among his accomplishments, Krishnasamy authored, "Gay Male Body Image in Print Advertisements" and wrote a journal article, "Bringing Afrocentricities to the Funnies: An Analysis of Afrocentricity Within Aaron McGruder's The Boondocks." He volunteers at the D.C. Center (LGBTQ) where he is a speaker on women's issues, diversity, relationships and conflict and negotiation topics. He also is a board member of the Trevor Project outreach team, which deals with LGBTQ suicide prevention.


About The Author

Amanda Sutton a senior at Bowie State University majoring in Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations hails from the Washington DC metropolitan area. She recently joined the Her Campus team as a co-founder and contributing writer to the HC branch at her school. She is currently the vice president of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) chapter at her university. Next year Amanda plans to attend law school as a double major studying Mass Communications and Business Law. She is passionate about service in the community and was honored in 2008 by receiving the National Leadership Service Award by President Barack Obama. Her concentrated area of interest in public relations is brand and image consulting and development. She is a host of creative energy and enjoys fashion, colors, writing, networking, talking to on the phone, social networking, and enjoying life.