|Present||Collegiate Fellow, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, University of Iowa|
|Present||F. Wendell Miller Distinguished Professor, University of Iowa|
|Present||Professor, Communication Studies, University of Iowa ‐ Communication Studies Department|
Empty ritual: Young-adult stepchildren's perceptions of the remarriage ceremony
Journal of Social and Personal Relationships (2009)
This qualitative study investigated 80 young-adult stepchildren’s talk about one of their parents’ remarriage ceremony. The remarriage event was celebrated ...
Everyday Health Communication Experiences of College Students
Journal of American College Health (2008)
Objective: The authors examined college students' day-to-day health communication experiences. Participants: A convenience sample of 109 midwestern university students participated ...
The divorce decree, communication, and the structuration of coparenting relationships ...
Journal of Social and Personal Relationships (2006)
sing Giddens's (1984) structuration theory, this study explored the communicative processes surrounding the divorce decree in coparenting relationships in stepfamilies. ...
Family Communication Environments and Rule-Based Social Control of Adolescents' Healthy ...
Journal of Family Communication (2005)
To describe further the contribution of family interaction to adolescent members' health, 164 parent-college student child dyads completed questionnaires regarding ...
Stepchildren’s perceptions of the contradictions in communication with stepparents
Journal of Social and Personal Relationships (2004)
This interpretive study, framed in relational dialectics theory, sought to identify stepchildren’s perceptions of the contradictions that animate communication with ...