Raman, Priya

Raman, Priya

Associate Professor, Communication Studies


Preferred: priya.raman@sjsu.edu


Preferred: (408) 924-5371

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San José State University

Director of Assessment (2020-present)

Chair, Accreditation Committee

Senator, College of Social Sciences (2019, 2020-present)


  • 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 Director of Assessment and Chair of the Accreditation Committee at San José State University, and past Chair of the Institutional Review Board, and Chair of the Department of Communication Studies' Curriculum and Assessment Committee. She represents the College of Social Sciences as a member of the Academic Senate. Dr. Raman was recently the elected Faculty-at-Large member of the Executive Committee, Academic Senate. 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. She was most recently, a Faculty-in-Residence at the Center for Faculty Development @SJSU.