Deborah J. Borisoff

Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication

Phone: 998 5192

Scholarly interests include: gender and communication; conflict management; organizational communication; cross-cultural communication and listening. Coauthor or coeditor of ten published books including The Power to Communicate: Gender Differences as Barriers, Conflict Management: A Communication Approach, Listening in Everyday Life, Women and Men Communicating: Challenges and Changes, and numerous book chapters and journal articles. Named Distinguished Research Fellow and Distinguished Teaching Fellow by the Eastern Communication Association. Received New York University's Steinhardt School of Education Teaching Excellence Award. Awarded NYU's Distinguished Teaching Medal, 2004.

Degrees Held

  • M.A. New York University
  • Ph.D. New York University


  • Steinhardt School of Education Teaching Excellence Award
  • Distinguished Teaching Fellow, Eastern Communication Association
  • Distinguished Research Fellow, Eastern Communication Association
  • 2006 : Neil M. Postman Mentor Award
  • NYU Distinguished Teaching Medal


  • Conflict Management
  • Gender and Communication
  • Organizational Communication
  • Communication Processes: Gender, Race & Cultural Identity

Editorial Boards

  • Journal of Intercultural Communication Research, Editorial Board Member
  • Communication Monographs, Editorial Board Member
  • Communication Studies, Editorial Board Member
  • Communication Quarterly, Editorial Board Member
  • Qualitative Research Reports in Communication, Editorial Board Member

Research Interests

  • Gender and communication
  • Conflict management
  • Organizational communication
  • Cross-cultural communication and listening