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Andy Kai-chun Chuang is Professor of Communication Studies and has taught for LaGuardia Community College since 2014. He graduated from the University of Denver with an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Communication Studies with an emphasis on Rhetorical Studies and Organizational Communication. His work examined organizational communication through the intersections between critical rhetorical approaches and performance studies perspectives. Dr. Chuang’s work has been published in Communication Education, Departures in Critical Qualitative Research, the Journal of Management Inquiry, and Qualitative Inquiry.
He has also published two book chapters. His book chapter, “A Local Gay Man/Tongzhi or A Transnational Queer/Qu-er/Kuer:(Re)organizing My Queerness and Asianness through Personal Reflection” published in De-Whitening Intersectionality: Race, Intercultural Communication, and Politics, was the recipient of 2021 Outstanding Article Award from the Asian/Pacific American Caucus and Communication Studies Division in the National Communication Association. His current research aims to explore how faculty in higher education construct their professional identity and understand the meaning/ful work by using critical methodologies, such as personal narratives and auto/ethnography.
Dr. Chuang served as the Program Director of Communication Studies at LaGuardia from 2020 to 2023. He has taught the following courses in the program: Public Speaking, Introduction to Communication Studies, Professional Communication, Small Group Communication, Gender & Communication, Health Communication, Organizational Communication, Intercultural Communication, and Communication Theory.
Dr. Chuang also actively participates in the field of communication studies at a regional, national, and international level. He has presented and has had an active role in the Eastern Communication Association, National Communication Association, and International Communication Association. From 2020 to 2022, Dr. Chuang served as a member of the Teaching and Learning Council in the NCA. He is currently also serving a five-year term leadership role for the Asian/Pacific American Caucus and Communication Studies Division in the NCA.
Aside from his job as a college faculty, Dr. Chuang is an avid aviation geek and enjoys everything about the civil aviation industry. Originally from Taiwan, he currently resides in Queens, NYC.