Shanthi Mathai holds a postgraduate degree in Communication Studies with first rank from Madurai Kamaraj University and also a PG diploma in Journalism and Mass Communication, B.Ed, and UGC NET. She is an enterprising personality who carries with her a work experience of more than twenty three years across the fields of academics, journalism (reporting & editing), research, social marketing, social work and programme coordination with national and international organisations. As an academician, she has presented papers at fourteen national and international conferences as well as published research papers and articles. She has published a poetry book in Malayalam titled, ‘Ethirpattu’. She possesses immense experience in organizing conferences, training programs and workshops, and has produced numerous communication materials. She has accumulated good experience with the NGO, Ecumenical Women at the United Nations, New York as a Researcher and Coordinator of Orientation programs to international delegates to the UN program of Commission on Status of Women. She has also demonstrated her skills as a resource person and delegate to various International and National conferences in US, Canada, Taiwan, Indonesia, Sri Lanka and Malaysia.