|Present||Associate Professor, Boise State University ‐ Department of Communication|
Honors and Awards
- 2011/2012 - Foundation Scholar Award in Teaching, Boise State University
- 2007 - Idaho Professor of the Year, Carnegie Foundation
- 2006 - Tenured Teaching Award, College of Social Sciences and Public Affairs, Boise State University
- COMM 101: Fundamentals of Communication
- COMM 221: Interpersonal Communication
- COMM 231: Public Speaking
- COMM 297/497/506: Gender in Film
- COMM 390: Conflict Management
- COMM 471: Advanced Interpersonal Communication
- COMM 483: Communication in the Workplace
- COMM 497/506: Ethnography
- COMM 497/506: Communicating in Friendship
- COMM 498: Senior Seminar
- COMM 506: Relational Development, Maintenance, and Decline
- COMM 581: Teaching and Training in Interpersonal Communication
Exploring Male-Female Communication: Three Lessons on Gender Journal of School Health (2005)
Reeder provides strategies for engaging youth in a discussion of gender differences in communication that can help students develop healthy and effective relational communication skills. This technique describes three gender lessons to help create a ...
The Effect of Gender Role Orientation on Same- and Cross-Sex Friendship Formation Sex Roles (2003)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of gender role orientation on factors related to same- and cross-sex friendship formation. Participants (N = 278) completed a version of the Bem Sex Role ...
'I Like you... as a Friend': The Role of Attraction in Cross-Sex Friendship Journal of Social and Personal Relationships (2000)
This study investigated attraction in heterosexual cross-sex friendships. Study I used in-depth interviews with 20 dyads (40 participants) to uncover four types of attraction that occur in cross-sex friendships - subjective physical/sexual attraction, objective physical/sexual ...
A Critical Look at Gender Difference in Communication Research Communication Studies (1996)
In this essay, the assumptions, ideologies, and methodologies that provide the foundation for much of the research conducted on gender differences in interpersonal communication are critically analyzed. (Sociological) gender is often studied as (biological) sex, ...
Contributions to Books (5)
"I Like You... as a Friend": The Role of Attraction in Cross-Sex Friendship The Curious Reader: Exploring Personal and Academic Inquiry (2006)
This study investigated attraction in heterosexual cross-sex friendships. Study I used in-depth interviews with 20 dyads (40 participants) to uncover four types of attraction that occur in cross-sex friendships -- subjective physical/sexual attraction, objective physical/sexual ...
Conference Proceedings (1)
Perceptions About Women in Science and Engineering History Proceedings of the 2012 American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Expo (2012)
This study investigated college students' perceptions about the contributions of women to the history of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) (N = 1,147). Students were asked to write down as many famous or historically ...
Conference Presentations (5)
Panel Discussion - Off the Record: Untold Stories of Women, Science and Engineering 119th ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition (2012)
Women throughout history have made groundbreaking contributions to the advancement of science and technology, yet many of their stories remain unknown outside of some academic circles. This session comprises a reading of a work-in-progress and ...
From ‘Violating the Silence’ to ‘Mothers of Invention’: Performing Collaboration: Relational Loves and Labors in the Conception, Direction, and Presentation of Performance Research Performance Studies Division, 96th Annual Convention of the National Communication Association (2010)
Showcasing relational and collaborative dimensions of performance work, from co-authorship and mentorship to stage direction and critique, this panel brings together a group of scholars to name, reflect upon, and honor the often overlooked dimensions ...
The Meaning of Attraction in Male-Female Friendship Boise State - Beyond the Blue Faculty Podcasts (2011)
According to the storyline of many films and TV shows, men and women can never be friends because they will always end up romantically involved. Dr. Reeder set out to research whether this is true, ...