Kim Okesson, Ph.D. – Asbury University
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Assistant Professor of Communication
Cross-Cultural Engagement Director

Departments: Communication & Theatre Arts, Cross-Cultural Engagement

Office: Miller

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Biographical Information

Kim Okesson is an Assistant Professor in the School of Communication Arts and the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Science. Prior to coming to Asbury, Professor Okesson lived and worked for thirteen years in three countries outside of her passport country: Kenya, Tanzania, and England. Her areas of research include identity formation, immigration, intercultural and international communication, social media, and crisis communication. How students engage with difference and equipping students to work in a globalized world are of particular concern to her. Kim has presented at the National Communication Association annual conference. A career highlight for her was serving as a communication leader at the Lausanne Congress for World Evangelization in Cape Town, South Africa. She is currently writing her dissertation about intercultural communication issues on Christian college campuses.


  • Ph.D. Communication – Regent University (2023)
  • M.A. in Intercultural Studies, Wheaton Graduate School
  • B.A. in Interpersonal and Group Communication, Trinity International University.

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