Raman, Priya

Raman, Priya

Associate Professor, Communication Studies


Preferred: priya.raman@sjsu.edu


Preferred: (408) 924-5371

Office Hours - Spring 2020

Wednesdays 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and by appointment @HGH 205.

For advising hours, see below.

Advising Hours - Spring 2020

Wednesdays 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. @HGH 205

Thursdays 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. online by appointment 

Classes - Spring 2020

COMM 255R: Seminar in Communication Theory (Topic: Media Effects – Theory and Research) 

Service Commitments - Spring 2020

Academic Senate, SJSU

Chair, Institutional Review Board (IRB) - Human Subjects 

College of Social Sciences

Member, Assessment Committee

Member, Curriculum Commitee

Department of Communication Studies

Chair, Curriculum and Assessment Committee


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University Of Arizona, 2008 (Media and Intergroup Communication, Minor in Sociology)
  • Master of Arts, University of Arizona, 2004 (Media and Intergroup Communication)
  • PGDCM, MICA Ahmedabad, 1998 (Account Planning, Minor in Media Planning)
  • Bachelor of Science, OUCW Hyderabad, 1996 (Computer Science, Minors in Mathematics and Physics)


Dr. Raman is the current Chair of the Institutional Review Board at San Jose State University, and the Department of Communication Studies' Curriculum and Assessment Committee. She completed her B.Sc. (Computer Science, OUCW) and PGDCM (Account Management and Media Planning, MICA), worked with the Starcom MediaVest Group across various partnerships ([Chaitra]Leo Burnett, Dentsu, Orchard), and then earned an M.A. and a Ph.D. from the University of Arizona. Her research and teaching interests lie at the intersections of intergroup communication, intercultural communication, mass communication, media effects, and quantitative research methods. Her research can be found in the Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, Journal of Family Communication, Howard Journal of Communications, Academic Exchange Quarterly, and Southern Journal of Communication. Dr. Raman teaches Graduate Seminars in Media Effects Theory, Quantitative Research Methods, and the Undergraduate Senior Seminar, as well as undergraduate courses in Intercultural Communication, and Quantitative Communication Inquiry. In addition to her service on the University's IRB committee, the College's RSCA committee, and various departmental committees in the Department of Communication Studies, Dr. Raman also served as the Associate Research Director of SPRI, SJSU.