MS, 2005, Missouri State University
PhD, 1991, University of Wisconsin-Madison
MA, 1988, University of Wisconsin-Madison
BA, 1983, University of Puget Sound.
- COM 210 Communication Research Methods
- COM 307 Gender and Communication
- COM 512 Communication and Diversity in Work
- COM 701 Intro to Graduate Studies
- COM 702 Theory and Research in Communication
- COM 712 Quantitative Analysis in Communication Research
- COM 724 Theories of Interpersonal Communication
- COM 795 Communication Internship
- COM 796 Independent Study
- COM 799 Master’s Thesis
Research and professional interests
- Interpersonal communication
- GLBT relationships
- Counseling communication
- Research methods
"My area of specialization is in communication theory, particularly interpersonal communication theory, though I have a broad background in theories in a variety of contexts. My training and research are in cognitive approaches to interpersonal communication, with particular emphasis on issues related to understanding and misunderstanding in conversation. The bulk of my methods training is quantitative and experimental, but I am somewhat familiar with and certainly sympathetic to qualitative approaches to research. Most of my work is in the social scientific tradition, but I have also been heavily influenced by critical and interpretive approaches to theorizing."
Awards and honors
- Outstanding Graduate Faculty Member. (2005).
- Showcase paper from Speech and Theater Association of Missouri, Central States Communication Association Convention. (2006).
- College of Arts and Letters Research Award. (2002).
- Showcase paper from Speech and Theater Association of Missouri, Central States Communication Association Convention. (2002).