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Komal Shah Kapoor

Assistant Visiting Professor of Public Relations
Communication Division, Seaver College
CCB 260


Dr. Kapoor earned her PhD in speech communication, anthropology, and marketing and her MA, in organizational communication and public relations from Wayne State University. She has over ten years of national and international corporate experience in public relations, qualitative consumer research, brand strategy, healthcare market research, and entrepreneurship. Dr. Kapoor has taught Introduction to Public Relations, Public Relations Strategies and Tactics, Introduction to Intercultural Communication, Speech Communication, Business and Managerial Communication, and Qualitative Research Methods.


  • Interdisciplinary PhD in Speech Communication, Marketing, and Anthropology, Wayne State University, 2007
  • MA, Organizational Communication and Public Relations, Wayne State University, 2002


  • Passing on the Culture in the Diaspora: Inter-Generational Communication of Cultural Identity Amongst Gujaratis in the USA, 2007
  • Fellow, Mudra Institute of Communication, 2005
  • Member, Public Relations Society of America
  • Pepperdine Faculty Advisor, Public Relations Student Society of America
  • Pepperdine Faculty Advisor, Waves Effect


  • Communication of diasporic cultural identity across generations
  • Emerging market glocalization
  • Reputation and identity management