College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences

Sunny Lie

Sunny Lie

Office: Building 1-319E
Phone: 909-869-3516

Sunny Lie (Ph.D., University of Massachusetts at Amherst) is Assistant Professor of Communication. She teaches in the Interpersonal and Organizational Communication option. Professor Lie’s research interests include: culture and communication, and the relationship between religious communication and ethnic identity.

She received her B.A. (Communication and East Asian Languages and Cultures) from the University of Southern California. She received her M.A. (Global Communications) from the University of Southern California and the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Professor Lie teaches:

  • Intercultural Communication
  • Gender and Communication
  • Nonverbal and Communication
  • Diversity Communication

Sample Publications:

Lie, Sunny. (In press). Effective Evangelism: Discourse surrounding best evangelical practices in a Chinese Indonesian Reformed Evangelical (CIREC) community in Boston, MA. In D. Carbaugh (ed.), Handbook of Communication in Cross-cultural Perspective (International Communication Series). Taylor and Francis.

Molina-Markham, Elizabeth, van Over, Brion, Lie, Sunny, & Carbaugh, Donal. (In press). “You can do it baby”: Non-task talk with an in-car speech enabled system. Communication Quarterly.

Molina-Markham, Elizabeth, van Over, Brion, Lie, Sunny, & Carbaugh, Donal (2015). “OK, Talk to You Later”: Practices of ending and switching tasks in interactions with an in-car voice enabled interface. In T. Milburn (ed.), Communicating User Experience: Applying local strategies research to digital media design. Lexington Books: Lanham, Maryland.

Lie, Sunny (2015). Messengers of the Good News: Cultural Discourse of Chinese Indonesian Evangelical Christian (CIEC) Identity. China Media Research, 11 (1), 87-98.

Bailey, Benjamin, Lie, Sunny. (2013). The Politics of Names among Chinese Indonesians in Java. Journal of Linguistic Anthropology, 23 (1), 21-40.