201-P Armstrong Hall
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Ph.D., University of Minnesota, 2004
M.A., University of Minnesota, 2000
B.S., St. Cloud State University, 1992
Interpersonal Communication and Social Influence, Verbal Aggression and Compliance Gaining, Sibling Relationships, Friendships
Interpersonal Communication, Research Methods, Persuasion Theory, Communication Theory, Family Communication, Organizational Communication, Small Group Communication, Nonverbal Communication, Public Speaking
I am a member of an international research team interested in the use of verbal aggression in relationships. As a Fulbright scholar, I will be teaching and conducting research at the University of Jyv�skyl�, Finland, during the spring semester of 2012. I will teach an undergraduate course on family communication and a graduate course on research methods. My research in Finland will involve the study of sibling communication experienced by victims who are bullied at school.
While on campus, I assist in the coordination of a university-wide Leadership Institute that is offered annually to staff and faculty on campus. I have held a position as an IRB Member on campus since 2007. Previous to my academic career, I worked for 7 years as a business professional in marketing and non-profit fund raising.