Alice Veksler - Directory - Christopher Newport University

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Alice Veksler

Department of Communication - Honors Program


Alice Veksler

Associate Professor
Department Chair

Luter Hall 255A
(757) 594-7461
alice.veksler@cnu.edu

Education

  • Ph D in Communication Studies, Arizona State University
  • MA in Communication Studies, San Diego State University
  • BA in Communication Studies, San Diego State University

Teaching

Health & Medical Communication, Stress Health & Human Interaction, Relational Communication, Conflict, Negotiation & Mediation, Interpersonal Theory, Quantitative Methods in Communication, Senior Seminar

Research

Health communication; Interpersonal communication; Psychology of emotion, stress, & health; Biology of communication; Relational maintenance; Conflict; Persuasion & social influence; Human physiology; & Communication measure and scale development.

Biography

Dr. Veksler's primary area of teaching and research expertise is in Health Communication, and in particular on the effects of various types of interpersonal interactions on stress. Her current line of research investigates how feeling restricted in one's ability to talk about organizational stress (CROS), can lead to negative health outcomes such as burnout. She is passionate about public health and health education and hopes her work helps improve health outcomes at individual and community levels. In addition to serving as the Chair of the Department of Communication, Dr. Veksler also serves as director of the Health Communication Research Laboratory and as the director of the minor program in Health, Medical, and Wellness Studies.

Selected Accomplishments

  • Rose B. Johnson award for most outstanding article, Southern Communication Journal. (2019)
  • Top Four Paper Award, Interpersonal Communication Division,, Western States Communication Association. (2018)
  • Christopher Newport University Class of 2013 Faculty Development Fund Award, Christopher Newport University. (2016)
  • Top four Paper Award, National Communication Association - Interpersonal Division. (2013)
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2022). Communicatively restricted organizational stress (CROS) on campus: An exploratory investigation of stress and support among predominantly while university faculty.. Behavioral Sciences. Volume, 12. Issue, 9. Pages, 299.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2022). Stop talking about it already! Co-ruminating and social media focused on COVID-19 increases health anxiety. BMC Psychology. Volume, 10. Issue, 22. Pages, 1-14.
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    (2020). Social Support and Physiology: Current Trends and Future Directions. Routledge. Pages, 319-331.
  • Book, Textbook-Revised
    (2019). Interpersonal Communication: An Overview of Basic Principles and Contexts (Second Edition). Kendall-Hunt Publishing Company. Pages, 371.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2018). Supportive communication is associated with markers of immunocompetence. Southern Journal of Communication.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2017). Communicatively restricted organizational stress (CROS) II: Measurement and Validation of the CROS-14. Communication Methods and Measures. Volume, 11. Pages, 137-149.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2017). Co-Rumination and immune inflammatory response in healthy young adults: Associations with Interluken-6 and c-Reactive protein.. Communication Research Reports. Volume, 35. Pages, 152-161.
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    (2017). Biology. Wiley. Pages, 1-10.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2017). Measuring interpersonal liking: Development and validation of the IL-6. Western Journal of Communication. Pages, 1-16.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2016). Doctor, heal thyself: Treatment seeking for stress and health researchers. Health Communication. Volume, 31. Pages, 1430-1432.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2016). Relational maintenance in the digital age: How relational partners use multiple modalities to maintain proximal relationships. Communication Quarterly. Volume, 64. Pages, 119-144.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2016). Social inclusion predicts lower blood glucose and low-density lipoproteins in healthy adults. Health Communication.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Social support and immunological health: Evidence of the benefits of communicating support.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2015). Communicatively Restricted Organizational Stress (CROS) I: Conceptualization and Overview. Management Communication Quarterly. Volume, 29. Pages, 28-55.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Communicatively restricted organizational stress (CROS) II: Measurement.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2015). Helping Students through Expressive Writing: Effects of Different Types of Writing Instructions on Break-Up Related Distress, Global Perceived Stress, and Self-Esteem. Journal of the Communication, Speech, and Theater Association of North Dakota. Volume, 27. Pages, 31-44.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2014). Identity Management in Interpersonal Relationships: Contextualizing Communication as Central to Research on Emerging Adulthood. Emerging Adulthood. Volume, 2. Issue, 4. Pages, 243-245.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Communicatively Restricted Organizational Stress (CROS) I: Conceptualization and Overview. Management Communication Quarterly.
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    (2014). Types of stress and their effects on mental health, verbal aggression, and assault. Peter Lang. Pages, 153-169.
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    (2014). Affectionate Communication Is Associated With Immunologic and Cardiologic Health Markers. Peter Lang. Pages, 115-130.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2014). Affectionate communication can suppress immunity: Trait affection predicts antibody titers to latent Epstein-Barr virus. Southern Communication Journal. Volume, 79. Issue, 1. Pages, 2-13.
  • Alice Veksler, Justin Boren, International Communication Association Annual Conference, "The stress of nursing: A two-study exploration of communicatively restricted organizational stress (CROS), effort-reward imba," Paris, France. (2022)
  • Alice Veksler, Jen Eden, Meeting of the organization for the study of communication, language, and gender, "Cyberbullying experiences of young adults are universal and non gendered: A multi-method examination of cyberbullying," Norfolk, VA. (2021)
  • Alice Veksler, Kristine Nowak, Charisse L'Pree, Sun Joo Ahn, Allison Eden, Justin Keene, Shardé Davis, International Communication Association 71st Annual Conference, "Rewarding the invisible work: A wish list of structural changes to better support, recruit and retain diverse faculty," Virtual. (2021)
  • Kory Floyd, Perry Pauley, Colin Hesse, Jen Eden, Alice Veksler, Nathan Woo, Western States Communication Association Conference, "Supportive communication is associated with markers of immunocompetence," Santa Clara, CA. (2018)
  • Daniel Canary, A Chidster, Harry Weger, Sandra Lakey, Alice Veksler, Bree McEwan, Annual Conference of the National Communication Association, "Effects of mood on conversational argument interactions: A minimally rational view of martial conflict.," Dallas, TX. (2017)
  • Kory Floyd, Alice Veksler, Bree McEwan, Colin Hesse, Justin Boren, Dana Dinsmore, Corey Pavlich, International Association for Relationship Research Conference, "Social inclusion predicts lower blood glucose and low-density lipoproteins in healthy adults," Toronto, Canada. (2016)
  • Justin Boren, Alice Veksler, National Communication Association, "Co-rumination and immune inflammatory response in healthy young adults: Associations with Interluken-6 and c-Reactive Protein," Chicago, IL. (2014)
  • Jen Eden, Alice Veksler, International Association of Relationship Research, "Measuring Global Interpersonal Communication Satisfaction: Development and Validation of the GICS," Melbourne, AUS. (2014)
  • Mark Hamilton, Alice Veksler, Melissa Tafoya, National Communication Association, "Affection and aggression in personal relationships: Bitter antagonists or strange bedfellows?," Washington, DC. (2013)
  • Kory Floyd, Perry Pauley, Colin Hesse, Alice Veksler, Jen Eden, Allan Mikkelson, National Communication Association, "Affectionate communication predicts immunologic and cardiologic health markers," Washington, DC. (2013)
  • Alice Veksler, Jen Eden, National Communication Association, "Relational maintenance in the digital age: How friends, romantic partners, and acquaintances use multiple modalities," Washington, DC. (2013)
  • Alice Veksler, Jen Eden, National Communication Association Conference, "Measuring interpersonal liking: Development and validation of the IL-6.," Orlando, FL. (2012)
  • Mark Hamilton, Alice Veksler, Melissa Tafoya, National Communication Association Conference, "The effects of stress on verbal attitudes and behavior: The mediating role of deteriorated self-concept and temperament," Orlando, FL. (2012)
  • Jen Eden, Alice Veksler, International Association of Relationship Research Convention, "Lets Chat: Examining mediated relational maintenance in various relationship types," Chicago, IL. (2012)
  • Arthur VanLear, Mark Hamilton, Alice Veksler, Kyle Hull, International Association of Relationship Research Convention, "The relational Quid Pro Quo: A meta-analysis of reciprocity of affect and reciprocal liking in personal and social rela," Chicago, IL. (2012)
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