Tenzin Dorjee (Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara) is Associate Professor at the Department of Human Communication Studies, California State University, Fullerton (CSUF). His primary teaching and research interests are in intergroup, intercultural, intergenerational communication, identity issues, peace building, and conflict resolution.
He has authored and co-authored peer-reviewed articles and chapters on Tibetan culture, identity, and communication, nonviolence and middle way approaches to Sino-Tibetan conflict, intergenerational communication context, and others. He was awarded Faculty Teacher-Scholar Award in 2011, Faculty Scholarly and Creative Activity in 2013, Annual Author Award in 2014, Faculty Recognition Service: Extraordinary and Sustained Service in 2015, and Faculty Scholarly and Creative Activity in 2016 by CSU Fullerton. He is also a published author of articles and translated works of Tibetan Buddhism and culture into English. He worked as a translator at the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, Dharamsala, India, for over 13 years. He is also a published author of articles and translated works of Tibetan Buddhism and culture into English. He had the honor to translate for many pre-eminent Tibetan Buddhist Professors including His Holiness the Dalai Lama in India and North America. He is a former Member-At –Large in the Executive Council of the Western States Communication Association (WSCA), Chair of WSCA’s Distinguished Teaching Award Committee, Basic Course Director of the Department of Human Communication Studies, CSUF, and Vice President and President of the Tibetan Association of Southern California. He has served on the Dalai Lama Trust Graduate Scholarship Selection Committee and Restorative Schools Vision Project, Sacramento. In the summer of 2013, he volunteered over two months at the Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala and in the summer of 2016, he volunteered teaching intercultural communication, teaching pedagogy, and research methodology at the College for Higher Tibetan Studies, Sarah, India, and the Dalai Lama Institute for Higher Education, Bengaluru, India.. During his summer sojourns in India, he also gave series of invited talks on a wide range of intercultural themes such as such as Tibetan culture and identity, and , translation methodology at many Tibetan institutions including the Tibet Policy Institute, Central Tibetan Administration Staff, Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, Institute of Buddhist Dialectics, and Tibetan Astro-Medical College, Dharamsala, India.
Samples of his publications are:
Dorjee, T. (2015) Communication accommodation theory. In J. Bennett, The Sage encyclopedia of intercultural competence, 2-Volume Set (pp. 103-107). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Dorjee, T. (2015) Identity and intergroup communication . In J. Bennett, The Sage encyclopedia of intercultural competence, 2-Volume Set (pp. 410-414). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.