Dr. Ray T. Donahue, intercultural trainer and counselor, is a member of the Association for Psychological Science and the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology. Presently he is Professor of Intercultural Communication in the Department of Intercultural Studies, Nagoya Gakuin University, Japan. He is an elected fellow of the International Academy for Intercultural Research and a recipient of the Outstanding Scholarship Award from the International/Intercultural Division of the National Communication Association (USA). His publications have concerned intercultural communication in the contexts of cross-cultural counseling, Japanese studies, United Nations diplomacy, and broadly comparative culture.
Dr. Donahue’s book "Japanese Culture and Communication: Critical Cultural Analysis" (University Press of America) was recently selected as a core book for the study of East Asia (Journal of Multicultural Discourses). His book “Diplomatic Discourse: International Conflict at the United Nations” (Ablex; co-authored with Michael H. Prosser) provides a methodology for doing discourse analysis of human communication. He has served on editorial boards for major journals in his field and also serves as Director of Intercultural Studies and Communication, Global Listening Centre of London and Mumbai. He brings to this journal expertise in discourse analysis and keen sensitivity for intercultural and diversity factors in therapeutic psychology and counseling and other research contexts.
Therapeutic psychology and cross-cultural counseling; Constructs and correlates of empathy; Cultural styles of communication; Discursive practices of othering in intercultural conflicts; Rhetorical speech as reflective of self concept and culture; Transmission and transfer of social schemata.