Deirdre B Mendez
Research Interests

The focus of my research and teaching is intercultural adaptation. I have developed a suite of materials that guide students in understanding their own cultural orientations and identifying the cultural tendencies of others to help them predict and solve problems based on differences in the two and develop strategies for cultural adaptation. My Cultural Analysis approach is being used in courses in the schools of business, engineering, liberal arts, and public affairs and in study abroad and international internship programs throughout the university.