It all Begins with Good Communication...


Thats the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication's motto at ASU, where I received my PhD in interpersonal communication in May of 2018. I have recently accepted a position as Assistant Professor and Director of the Interpersonal Communication Curriculum at Dixie sTate University. I am so thrilled to build on their already incredible department!

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 look 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!