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David Roaché

Department of Communication

Clair Dorsey

Assistant Professor

Luter Hall 250
(757) 594-7528


  • Ph D in Interpersonal Communication, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • MA in Interpersonal Communication, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • BA in Communication, Aurora University


Interpersonal Communication, Interpersonal Conflict, Family Communication, Technologically-Mediated Communication and Relationships


Interpersonal communication, Technologically-mediated communication, romantic relationships, family relationships, multimodality in close relationships, effects of mobile technology use on in-person interactions

Selected Accomplishments

  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2023). Needing Space During Lockdown: A Test of Relational Turbulence Theory in the Context of Conversations About Physical and Emotional Space During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Communication Research.
  • Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New
    (2022). “You’re putting me at risk!”: A Case Study About COVID-19 Roommate Conflict. Kendall Hunt.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2021). Settling down without settling: Perceived changes in partner preferences in response to COVID-19. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    Needing space during lockdown: A longitudinal test of relational turbulence theory in the context of conversations about physical and emotional space during the COVID-19 pandemic. Communication Research.
  • Journal Article, Academic Journal
    (2020). The presence of a mobile phone does not (necessarily) change the fundamental processes of face-to-face relational conflict. Human Communication and Technology. Volume, 1. Issue, 2. Pages, 36-59.
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