Rachel L. (Kimnach) Xiao

 Rachel (Kimnach) Xiao

Contact Information

3001 Lincoln Hall, MC-456
702 S Wright St
Urbana IL 61801

Office Hours

  • By Appointment
Graduate Student


Rachel L. (Kimnach) Xiao is a Ph.D. Graduate student in the Department of Communication and is focusing on Emergency responders and the discursive patterns found within this context. With a language and cultural background, she is also interested in how minority languages (e.g. American Sign Language) and communication patterns can help inform our theories of organizational communication.

Research Interests

  • Communication and Organizations
  • Communication and Culture
  • Language and Communication
  • Emergency Response


  • Masters of Arts, Communication
  • Bachelors of Arts, Communication and German Languages and Literatures, Summa Cum Laude
  • Associates of Arts, Organizational Communication


  • CMN 101: Public Speaking
  • CMN 111: Intro to Oral and Written Communication (I)
  • CMN 112: Intro to Oral and Written Communication (II)
  • CMN 211: Business Communication
  • CMN 212: Intro to Organizational Communication
  • CMN 213: Small Group Communication
  • CMN 336: Family Communication