Lambda Pi Eta Co-Advisor
PhD, Arizona State University
MA, Arizona State University
BA, Baker University
Office: Luter 249
Phone: (757) 594-8775
Interpersonal Communication, Deception and the Dark Side, Quantitative Research Methods, Senior Research, Work/Family Communication
work/family communication, division of domestic labor, conflict, non-romantic sexual relationships, dyadic data analysis
I RESEARCH interpersonal communication as it relates to individuals' and families' management of paid work and private life. Specifically, I examine the confluence of "private" interactions and broader "public" work-life dynamics.
A PRINCIPAL FOCUS of my research is domestic labor allocation and conflict among married and cohabitating dyads. I'm also interested in how mating strategies and communication from parents, respectively, influence the work-life management of young people. My work employs dyadic multilevel analyses in order to test the interrelationships among individuals' behavior and that of their partners, coworkers, and family members.