Margaret D’Silva (Ph.D., University of Kentucky) is Professor of Communication and Director of the Institute for Intercultural Communication at the University of Louisville, U.S.A. She received her education both in India and in the United States. She is a Board of Directors Member of the International Association for Intercultural Communication Studies and immediate past editor of the journal Intercultural Communication Studies. With research interests in the intersection of media, intercultural communication, and health, she has published two co-edited books and over thirty articles and book chapters. She has delivered plenary addresses at international conferences in Taipei, Taiwan; Vladivostok, Russia; and New Delhi, India, and conducted workshops in Oslo, Norway, and Bangalore, India. She teaches both online and face to face courses in Mass Media Processes and Effects and Intercultural Communication. She also teaches a communication course in Panama. She has served on the Board of the University’s student newspaper, The Cardinal, for several years. She has received SSCA’s Outreach Award and the University of Louisville’s Presidential Award for Multicultural Teaching. Her joys include hiking in the Kentucky State parks and in the rainforests of India, and Panama. She looks forward to her semester at sea.