Sachiyo M. Shearman (Ph. D., Michigan State University) is an associate professor in the School of Communication at East Carolina University. She teaches courses such as Cross-Cultural Communication, Conflict and Communication, and Research Methods both at the undergraduate and the graduate level. Her research interests include cross-cultural comparative studies in communication styles and preferences, individual differences (such as dogmatism) and cognitive information processing in conflict resolution and intercultural communication in various contexts such as work and family. Her research has been published in journals such as Communication Quarterly, Communication Research Reports, Human Communication Research, Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, Journal of Family Communication, The International Journal of Human Resources Management, and Asian Journal of Social Psychology.