Teresa Taylor Sekine is a Clinical Associate Professor at Krannert School of Management, where she also is the Area Coordinator for Managerial Communication. Teresa taught English and Political Science for five years in Japan. She also taught classes for the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), as well as consulting for several major companies. Upon returning to the states, she joined the Krannert team after a brief stint in Purdue's English Department. Having lived in a foreign country herself for several years, Teresa values and stresses cross-cultural communication and the global business environment in her classroom. She has received Krannert MBA Core Distinguished Teaching recognition many times. Teresa's research interests include cross-cultural communication, corporate storytelling, and gender studies. Teresa is also the Regional Vice President (Midwest) for the Association for Business Communication. She is advisor to Krannert chapters of Toastmasters International and MBA Women International.