Liliana Castaneda Rossmann, Ph.D (1998)
Department Chair of Communication
Professor of Communication
Phone: (760) 750-4156
Office: SBSB 2202
Dr. Liliana Castañeda Rossmann holds a Ph.D. in Communication from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and an M.A. in International Peace Studies from the University of Notre Dame. She is a mediator and works facilitating public dialogue with community groups. She teaches courses in Communication Theory; Language and Social Interaction; Interpersonal and Intercultural Communication; and Conflict, Mediation and Dialogue. Her teaching approach derives from the empowerment model in transformative mediation. Her research interests include storytelling by Mexican migrants, especially as it pertains to the social construction of identity. Her academic work has been published in national (American Behavioral Scientist) and international (Text; Human Systems) journals. Her recent book “Transcending Gangs: Latinas Story Their Experience,” was published by Hampton Press in 2013. She is a member of the Mayor’s Gang Prevention Task Force in San José, California. She is a native of Tampico, México.