It all Begins with Good Communication...

 

Thats the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication's motto  at ASU, where I just received my PhD in interpersonal communication. My area of interest is interpersonal communication with a focus on relational development and trajectory. I use quantitative methods to help paint a better picture of the ways that people can develop, maintain and (if necessary) terminate their relationships.

I currently have two main programs of research. The first (my  dissertation topic) concerns the ways in which the social networks of a couple generate uncertainty and/or influence the nature of that relationship. Second, I work with a group of graduate students under the supervision of Dr. Paul Mongeau to explore how non-romantic sexual relationships/experiences function (i.e., differ or remain similar to "traditional" relationships). These areas of interest have lead me to collaborations with over a dozen graduate students and faculty members - I look forward to extending that list!

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