Xiaowen Guan portrait

Xiaowen Guan

Assistant Professor
B.A., Beijing Foreign Studies University
M.A., Portland State University
Ph.D., Michigan State University
OEC 119F
(651) 962-5831
Mail 5013
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105

Professor Guan teaches Intercultural Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Organizational Communicationand Communication in the Workplace

Scholarship and service

Professor Guan's research focuses on how different individual and social factors influence communicative messages in interpersonal, intercultural and organizational contexts.  Professor Guan has published articles in the International Journal of Intercultural Relations, Journal of Language and Social Interaction, Communication Research Reports, Conflict Resolution Quarterly, Journal of Intercultural and International Communication, Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, International Journal of Communication, International Journal of Management, Chinese Journal of Communication and Howard Journal of Communication. She has presented her research to the National Communication Association, the International Communication Association and the Northwestern Communication Conference.  Professor Guan has also been involved in training and consulting with local business, academic professionals and international students on cultural awareness and communication skills.


Professor Guan joined UST in 2008.  She is advisor to the Communication Club

Summer 2014 Courses

Summer 2014 Courses
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Fall 2014 Courses

Fall 2014 Courses
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J-Term 2015 Courses

J-Term 2015 Courses
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COJO 105 - 01 Communication in the Workplace - T W R F 1300 - 1600 OEC 210
CRN: 10043 4 Credit Hours Introduction to basic communication theories and skills as they pertain to the business setting. Text, lecture, class discussion and exercises, and individual and group presentations will better prepare students to become more effective communicators at work. The course will focus on presentational skills, dyadic communication and interviewing, and group communication. This class may be taken by Communication and Journalism majors only with the permission of the department chair.