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Kory Floyd

Health Communication Research Fellow
Faculty, Tempe Campus, Mailcode 1205
Health Communication Research Fellow
Faculty, Tempe Campus, Mailcode 1205
Biography

Kory Floyd studies the communication of affection in close relationships. He is especially interested in why affection feels good and how it is good for us. His work shows that people’s mental health, physical health, and relationships are all improved by affectionate communication. He has found that highly affectionate people sleep better, have stronger immune systems, experience less depression, and recover more quickly from stress. In his current studies, he is exploring whether receiving affection is an effective way to reduce pain.

Dr. Floyd is also interested in why some people are more affectionate than others.  He studies this by examining the interplay of family upbringing with specific genes related to emotion, empathy, and compassion. A consistent theme throughout his teaching, research, and writing is the strong connection between communication, physiology, and health.

Research Interests

physiology, affection, family communication and nonverbal communication

Publications
  • Hesse, C., Floyd, K., Rauscher, E. A., Frye-Cox, N., Hegarty, J., & Peng, H. (2013). Alexithymia and impairment of decoding positive affect: An fMRI study. Journal of Communication, 63, 786-806.
  • Floyd, K., Pauley, P. M., & Hesse, C.  (2010).  State and trait affectionate communication buffer adults’ stress reactions.  Communication Monographs, 77, 618-636. 
  • Floyd, Kory. Interpersonal communication: The whole story. (2009).
  • Floyd, Kory. Interpersonal communication: The whole story: Annotated instructor's edition. (2009).
  • Floyd, K., & Riforgiate, S.  (2008).  Affectionate communication received from spouses predicts stress hormone levels in healthy adults.  Communication Monographs, 75, 351-368. 
  • Floyd, K., Mikkelson, A. C., Tafoya, M. A., Farinelli, L., La Valley, A. G., Judd, J., Davis, K. L., Haynes, M. T., & Wilson, J.  (2007).  Human affection exchange:  XIV.  Relational affection predicts resting heart rate and free cortisol secretion during acute stress.  Behavioral Medicine, 32, 151-156.   
  • G Ray, Kory Floyd. Nonverbal expressions of liking and disliking in initial interaction: Encoding and decoding perspectives. Southern Communication Journal (2006).
  • Kory Floyd. Family communication: Navigating the crossroads. Journal of Family Communication (2006).
  • Kory Floyd. Human affection exchange: XII. Affectionate communication is related to diurnal variation in salivary free cortisol. Western Journal of Communication (2006).
  • Kory Floyd. Physiology and human relationships: An introduction to the special issue. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships (2006).
  • M Morman, Kory Floyd. Good fathering: Father and son perceptions of what it means to be a good father. Fathering (2006).
  • Floyd, Kory Wayne. Communicating affection: Interpersonal behavior and social context. (2006).
  • Guerrero, L K, Floyd, Kory Wayne. Without words: Nonverbal communication in close relationships. (2006).
  • Floyd, Kory Wayne, Morman, M T. Widening the family circle: New research on family communication. (2006).
  • Floyd, Kory Wayne. A bio-evolutionary approach to understanding nonverbal communication. Handbook of nonverbal communication: Natures, contexts, meanings, and values (2006).
  • Floyd, Kory Wayne (Author) . An evolutionary approach to understanding nonverbal communication. The SAGE handbook of nonverbal communication (2006).
  • Floyd, Kory Wayne (Author) . An evolutionary perspective on family communication. Engaging theories in family communication: Multiple perspectives (2006).
  • Floyd, Kory Wayne (Author) . On the breadth of the family experience. Communication in under-studied family relationships (2006).
  • Floyd, Kory Wayne (Author) ,Bowman, J M (Author) . Father-son relationships through the life course. Men in relationships: Life course and life span perspectives (2006).
  • Floyd, Kory Wayne (Author) ,Mikkelson, A C (Author) ,Judd, J (Author) . Defining the family through relationships. The family communication sourcebook (2006).
  • Floyd, Kory Wayne,Mikkelson, A C,Judd, J. How relationships define the family. Family communication: A reference of theory and research (2006).
  • Floyd, Kory Wayne,Morman, M T. Introduction: On the breadth of the family experience. Widening the family circle: New research on family communication (2006).
  • Morman, M T,Floyd, Kory Wayne. The good son: Men's perceptions of the characteristics of sonhood. Widening the family circle: New research on family communication (2006).
  • . Special issue on physiological relationship research. (2006).
  • Kory Floyd, J Hess, L Miczo, K Halone, A Mikkelson, K Tusing. Human affection exchange: VIII. Further evidence of the benefits of expressed affection. Communication Quarterly (2005).
  • Kory Floyd, M Haynes. Applications of the theory of natural selection to the study of family communication. Journal of Family Communication (2005).
  • Kory Floyd, M Morman. Fathers' and sons' reports of fathers' affectionate communication: Implications of a naive theory of affection. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships (2005).
  • Floyd, Kory Wayne, Hammers, M L, Scott, C W. The communication internship: Principles and practices. (2005).
  • Floyd, Kory Wayne (Author) ,Mikkelson, A C (Author) . The affectionate communication index. The sourcebook of nonverbal measures: Going beyond words (2005).
  • Kory Floyd. An introduction to the uses and potential uses of physiological measurement in the study of family communication. Journal of Family Communication (2004).
  • Kory Floyd, J Sargent, M Corcia. Human affection exchange: VI. Further tests of reproductive probability as a predictor of men's affection with their fathers and their sons. Journal of Social Psychology (2004).
  • L Erbert, Kory Floyd. Affectionate expressions as face-threatening acts: Receiver assessments. Communication Studies (2004).
  • Floyd, Kory Wayne, Haynes, M T, Mikkelson, A C. The biology of human communication. (2004).
  • Kory Floyd, A Mikkelson. Effects of brain laterality on decoding accuracy for facial displays of emotion. Communication Quarterly (2003).
  • Kory Floyd, G Ray. Human affection exchange: IV. Vocalic predictors of perceived affection in initial interactions. Western Journal of Communication (2003).
  • Kory Floyd, L Erbert. Relational message interpretations of nonverbal matching behavior: An application of the social meaning model. Journal of Social Psychology (2003).
  • Kory Floyd, M Morman. Human affection exchange: II. Effects of role and biological status on affection in father-son relationships. Journal of Social Psychology (2003).
  • Kory Floyd, M Morr. Human affection exchange: VII. Affectionate communication in the sibling/spouse/sibling-in-law triad. Communication Quarterly (2003).
  • Floyd, Kory Wayne, Hammers, M L. The communication internship: Principles and practices. (2003).
  • . . Review of: The ontogeny of human bonding systems: Evolutionary origins, neurl bases, and psychological manifestations (2003).
  • Kory Floyd. Human affection exchange: V. Attributes of the highly affectionate. Communication Quarterly (2002).
  • Kory Floyd, M Morman. A "changing culture of fatherhood": Effects on closeness, affection, and satisfaction in men's relationships with their fathers and their sons. Western Journal of Communication (2002).
  • . . Review of: Attribution, communication behavior, and close relationships (2002).
  • Floyd, Kory Wayne (Author) ,Yoshimura, C G (Author) . The extended self-serving bias in attribution making about communication behavior. Advances in communications and media research (2002).
  • J Burgoon, D Buller, Kory Floyd. Does participation affect deception success? A test of the interactivity principle. Human Communication Research (2001).
  • Kory Floyd. Human affection exchange: I. Reproductive probability as a predictor of men's affection with their sons. Journal of Men's Studies (2001).
  • Kory Floyd, M Morman. Human affection exchange: III. Discriminative parental solicitude in men's affectionate communication with their biological and nonbiological sons. Communication Quarterly (2001).
  • J Burgoon, Kory Floyd. Testing the motivation impairment effect during deceptive and truthful interaction. Western Journal of Communication (2000).
  • Kory Floyd. Affectionate same-sex touch: Understanding influences on observers' perceptions. Journal of Social Psychology (2000).
  • Kory Floyd. Attributions for nonverbal expressions of liking and disliking: The extended self-serving bias. Western Journal of Communication (2000).
  • Kory Floyd, M Morman. Affection received from fathers as a predictor of men's affection with their own sons: Tests of the modeling and compensation hypotheses. Communication Monographs (2000).
  • Kory Floyd, M Morman. Reacting to the verbal expression of affection in same-sex interaction. Southern Journal of Communication (2000).
  • Floyd, Kory Wayne (Author) ,Melcher, C (Author) ,Zhong, M (Author) . Exceptional ways to end conversations. Let's talk: A cognitive-skills approach to interpersonal communication (2000).
  • Floyd, Kory Wayne (Author) ,Ramirez, A (Author) ,Burgoon, J K (Author) . Expectancy violations theory. The nonverbal communication reader: Classic and contemporary readings (1999).
  • Floyd, K, Boren, JP, Hannawa, AF, Hesse, C, McEwan, B, Veksler, AE. Kissing in marital and cohabiting relationships: Effects on blood lipids, stress, and relationship satisfaction. Western Journal of Communication (0).
  • Floyd, K, Pauley, PM, Hesse, C. State and trait affectionate communication buffer adults' stress reactions. Communication Monographs (0).
  • Floyd, K, Riforgiate, S. Affectionate communication received from spouses predicts stress hormone levels in healthy adults. Communication Monographs (0).
  • Hesse, C, Floyd, K. Affectionate experience partially mediates the effects of alexithymia on mental health and interpersonal relationships. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships (0).
  • Kory Floyd. Introduction to the new volume. Journal of Family Communication (0).
  • Kory Floyd, A Mikkelson, C Hesse, P Pauley. Affectionate writing reduces total cholesterol: Two randomized, controlled trials. Human Communication Research (0).
  • Kory Floyd, A Mikkelson, M Tafoya, L Farinelli, A La Valley, J Judd, K Davis, M Haynes, J Wilson. Human affection exchange: XIV. Relational affection predicts resting heart rate and free cortisol secretion during acute stress. Behavioral Medicine (0).
  • Kory Floyd, A Mikkelson, M Tafoya, L Farinelli, A La Valley, J Judd, M Haynes, K Davis, J Wilson. Human affection exchange: XIII. Affectionate communication accelerates neuroendocrine stress recovery. Health Communication (0).
  • Kory Floyd, C Hesse, M Haynes. Human affection exchange: XV. Metabolic and cardiovascular correlates of trait expressed affection. Communication Quarterly (0).
  • Burgoon, JK., Guerrero, LK, Floyd, K. Nonverbal communication. (0).
  • Floyd, Kory Wayne. Annotated instructors' edition of: Interpersonal communication. (0).
  • Floyd, Kory Wayne. Communication Matters. (0).
  • Floyd, Kory Wayne. Instructors' manual for: Interpersonal communication. (0).
  • Floyd, Kory Wayne. Interpersonal communication. (0).
  • Floyd, Kory Wayne. Interpersonal communication: The whole story. (0).
  • Beatty, MJ, McCroskey, JC, Floyd, K. Biological dimensions of communication. (0).
  • Burgoon, JK, Floyd, K, Guerrero, LK. Nonverbal communication theories of interpersonal adaptation. The new SAGE handbook of communication science (0).
  • Floyd, K, & Pauley, PM. Affectionate communication is good, except when it isn't: On the dark side of expressing affection. The dark side of close relationships (2e) (0).
  • Floyd, K, Cole, T. Communication and biology: The view from evolutionary psychology and psychophysiology. Biological dimensions of communication (0).
  • Floyd, K, Hesse, C, Pauley, P. Hug me, heal me: Affectionate communication and health. Biological dimensions of communication (0).
  • Floyd, K, Judd, J, Hesse, C. Affection exchange theory. Engaging theories in interpersonal communication: Multiple perspectives (0).
  • Floyd, K, Ramirez, A, Burgoon, JK. Expectancy violations theory. The nonverbal communication reader (0).
  • Floyd, K, Roberts, JB. Principles of endocrine system measurement in communication research. Biological dimensions of communication (0).
  • Koerner, A, Floyd, K. Evolutionary approaches to interpersonal communication. New directions in interpersonal communication (0).
Research Activity
  • Floyd,Kory Wayne*. Affectionate Communication as a Mechanism for Responding to Acute Stress. HHS-NIH-NIMH(9/1/2006 - 5/31/2009).
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 799Dissertation
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 692Research
COM 799Dissertation
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 692Research
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 499Individualized Instruction
COM 608Multivar Stat Anlys Data Comm
COM 690Reading and Conference
COM 792Research
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 411Communication in the Family
COM 494Special Topics
COM 799Dissertation
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 408Quant Research Meth in Comm
COM 494Special Topics
COM 690Reading and Conference
COM 692Research
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 494Special Topics
COM 499Individualized Instruction
COM 608Multivar Stat Anlys Data Comm
COM 792Research
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 792Research
COM 799Dissertation
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 690Reading and Conference
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 494Special Topics
COM 594Conference and Workshop
COM 690Reading and Conference
Fall 2012
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 225Public Speaking
COM 494Special Topics
COM 792Research
COM 799Dissertation
Summer 2012
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 408Quant Research Meth in Comm
COM 494Special Topics
COM 799Dissertation
Presentations
  • Floyd, K, Pauley, PM, Hesse, C. State and trait affectionate communication buffer adults' stress reactions. National Communication Association (Nov 2010).
  • Floyd, K. Propensity for affection is predicted by second- and fourth-digit length and ratio discrepancy. Western States Communication Association (Mar 2010).
  • Hannawa, AF, Floyd, K. When the truth hurts: Toward a validation of the physician mistake disclosure (PMD) model. National Communication Association (Nov 2009).
  • Floyd, K, Hesse, C, Pauley, PM. Writing affectionate letters reduces stress: Replication and extension. National Communication Association (Nov 2009).
  • Pauley, PM, Floyd, K, Hesse, C. The stress-buffering effects of a brief dyadic interaction before an acute stressor. National Communication Association (Nov 2009).
  • Hannawa, AF, Floyd, K. When the truth hurts: Toward a validation of the physician mistake disclosure (PMD) model. National Communication Association (Nov 2009).
  • Pauley, PM, Floyd, K, Hesse, C. The stress-buffering effects of a brief dyadic interaction before an acute stressor. National Communication Association (Nov 2009).
  • Floyd, K, Hesse, C, Pauley, PM. Writing affectionate letters reduces stress: Replication and extension. National Communication Association (Nov 2009).
  • Pauley, PM, Morman, MT, Floyd, K. Expressive writing improves subjective health among testicular cancer survivors: A randomized, controlled trial. International Communication Association (May 2009).
  • Pauley, PM, Morman, MT, Floyd, K. Expressive writing improves subjective health among testicular cancer survivors: A randomized, controlled trial. International Communication Association (May 2009).
  • Floyd, K, Boren, JP, Hannawa, AF, Hesse, C, McEwan, B, Veksler, AE. Kissing in marital and cohabiting relationships: Effects on blood lipids, stress, and relationship satisfaction. National Communication Association (Nov 2008).
  • Floyd, K, Boren, JP, Hannawa, AF, Hesse, C, McEwan, B, Veksler, AE. Kissing in marital and cohabiting relationships: Effects on blood lipids, stress, and relationship satisfaction. National Communication Association (Nov 2008).
  • Floyd, K, Boren, JP, Hannawa, AF, Hesse, C, McEwan, B, Veksler, AE. Kissing in marital and cohabiting relationships: Effects on blood lipids, stress, and relationship satisfaction. National Communication Association (Nov 2008).
  • Floyd, K, Riforgiate, S. Affectionate communication received from spouses predicts stress hormone levels in healthy adults. Western States Communication Association (Feb 2008).
  • Floyd, K, Riforgiate, S. Affectionate communication received from spouses predicts stress hormone levels in healthy adults. Western States Communication Association (Feb 2008).
  • Floyd, K, Riforgiate, S. Affectionate communication received from spouses predicts stress hormone levels in healthy adults. Western States Communication Association (Feb 2008).
  • Hesse, C, Floyd, K. Affectionate experience partially mediates the effects of alexithymia on mental health and interpersonal relationships. National Communication Association (Nov 2007).
  • Mikkelson, AC, Floyd, K. Differential solicitude of social support in different types of sibling relationships. National Communication Association (Nov 2007).
  • Floyd, K, Mikkelson, AC, Hesse, C, Pauley, PM. Affectionate writing reduces total cholesterol: Two randomized, controlled trials. National Communication Association (Nov 2007).
  • Floyd, K, Mikkelson, AC, Hesse, C, Pauley, PM. Affectionate writing reduces total cholesterol: Two randomized, controlled trials. National Communication Association (Nov 2007).
  • Mikkelson, AC, Floyd, K. Differential solicitude of social support in different types of sibling relationships. National Communication Association (Nov 2007).
  • Hesse, C, Floyd, K. Affectionate experience partially mediates the effects of alexithymia on mental health and interpersonal relationships. National Communication Association (Nov 2007).
  • Floyd, Kory, Hesse, C, Haynes, M. Human affection exchange: XV. Metabolic and cardiovascular correlates of trait expressed affection. National Communication Association (Nov 2006).
  • Floyd, Kory, Hesse, C, Haynes, M. Human affection exchange: XV. Metabolic and cardiovascular correlates of trait expressed affection. National Communication Association, San Antonio, TX (Nov 2006).
  • Floyd, Kory, Hesse, C. Trait expressed affection is inversely related to glycosylated hemoglobin. International Association for Relationship Research, Crete, Greece (Jul 2006).
  • Floyd, Kory, Mikkelson, A. Differential benefits and risks of nonverbal affection behavior for women and men. Southern States Communication Association (Apr 2006).
  • Floyd, Kory, Mikkelson, A. Differential benefits and risks of nonverbal affection behavior for women and men. Southern States Communication Association, Dallas, TX (Apr 2006).
  • Floyd, Kory, Mikkelson, A, Tafoya, M, Farinelli, L, La Valley, A, Judd, J, Davis, K, Haynes, M, Wilson, J. Human affection exchange: XIV. Relational affection predicts resting heart rate and free cortisol secretion during acute stress. Western States Communication Association (Feb 2006).
  • Floyd, Kory, Mikkelson, A, Tafoya, M, Farinelli, L, La Valley, A, Judd, J, Davis, K, Haynes, M, Wilson, J. Human affection exchange: XIV. Relational affection predicts resting heart rate and free cortisol secretion during acute stress. Western States Communication Association, Palm Springs, CA (Feb 2006).
  • Floyd, Kory. Human affection exchange: XII. Affectionate communication is related to diurnal variation in salivary free cortisol. National Communication Association (Nov 2005).
  • Floyd, Kory, Mikkelson, A, Tafoya, M, Farinelli, L, La Valley, A, Judd, J, Haynes, M, Davis, K, Wilson, J. Human affection exchange: XIII. Affectionate communication accelerates neuroendocrine stress recovery. National Communication Asociation (Nov 2005).
  • Floyd, Kory, Morman, M. Correlates of relational satisfaction in father-son relationships. National Communication Association (Nov 2005).
  • Morman, M, Floyd, Kory. The good son: What does it mean to be a good father?. Western States Communication Association, San Francisco, CA (Feb 2005).
  • Morman, M, Floyd, Kory. What does it mean to be a good father?. Western States Communication Association (Feb 2005).
  • Floyd, Kory. Endocrine measures in communication research. National Communication Association, Chicago, IL (Nov 2004).
  • Floyd, Kory. Methods of endocrine measurement in human communication research. National Communication Association (Nov 2004).
  • Floyd, Kory. Human affection exchange: XI. Neurological hemispheric dominance predicts propensity for affection. International Association for Relationship Research (Jul 2004).
  • Floyd, Kory. Human affection exchange: IX. Neurological hemispheric dominance as a discriminator of behavioral. International Communication Association (May 2004).
  • Floyd, Kory, Mikkelson, A. Human affection exchange: IX. Neurological hemispheric dominance as a discriminator of behavioral responses to affectionate communication. International Communication Association (May 2004).
  • Floyd, Kory, Hess, J, Miczo, L, Halone, K, Mikkelson, A, Tusing, K. Human affection exchange: VIII. Further evidence of the benefits of expressed affection. Western States Communication Association (Feb 2004).
  • Floyd, Kory, Morman, M. Fathers' and sons' reports of fathers' affectionate communication. National Communication Association (Nov 2003).
  • Floyd, Kory, Morr, M. Human affection exchange: VII. Affectionate communication in the sibling/spouse/sibling-in-law. National Communication Association (Nov 2003).
  • Floyd, Kory, Mikkelson, A. Effects of brain laterality on decoding accuracy for facial displays of emotion. International Communication Association (May 2003).
  • Floyd, Kory. Good fatherhood: What does it mean to be a good father. National Communication Association (Nov 2002).
  • Floyd, Kory. Human affection exchange: VI. Further tests of reproductive probability as a predictor of men's. National Communication Association (Nov 2002).
  • Floyd, Kory. Psychometric properties of the affectionate communication index in research on family relationships. National Communication Association (Nov 2002).
  • Floyd, Kory. At the mention of your name: Affect shifts induced by relationship-specific cognitions. International Communication Association (Jul 2002).
  • Floyd, Kory. Affection exchange theory. Western States Communication Association (Mar 2002).
  • Floyd, Kory. Affectionate expressions as face-threatening acts. Western States Communication Association (Mar 2002).
  • Floyd, Kory. Huggy bears and snuggle bunnies: Attributes of the highly affectionate. Western States Communication Association (Mar 2002).
  • Floyd, Kory, Morman, M. Discriminative parental solicitude in men's affectionate communication with their biological and nonbiological sons. National Communication Association, Atlanta, GA (Nov 2001).
  • Floyd, Kory, Morman, M. Men's affectionate communication with their biological and nonbiological sons: A case of discriminative parental solicitude?. International Network on Personal Relationships, Prescott, AZ (Jul 2001).
  • Floyd, Kory, Floyd, K. A "changing culture of fatherhood": Effects on closeness, affection, and satisfaction in men's relationships with their fathers and their sons. International Communication Association, Washington, DC (May 2001).
  • Floyd, Kory. Elements of an affection exchange theory: Socioevolutionary paradigm for understanding affectionate communication. Western States Communication Association, Coeur d'Alene, ID (Feb 2001).
  • Floyd, Kory, Morman, M, Erbert, L. Affection received from fathers as a predictor of men's affection with their own sons: Tests of the modeling and compensation hypotheses. National Communication Association, Seattle, WA (Nov 2000).
  • Ray, G, Floyd, Kory. Nonverbal expressions of liking and disliking in initial interaction: Encoding and decoding perspectives. National Communication Association, Seattle, WA (Nov 2000).
  • Floyd, Kory, Morman, M. Affection received from fathers as a predictor of men's affection with their own sons: Further tests of the modeling and compensation hypotheses. 10th International Conference on Personal Relationships, Brisbane, Australia (Jul 2000).
  • Ray, G, Floyd, Kory. Nonverbal expressions of liking in dyadic interaction. Eastern States Communication Association, Pittsburgh, PA (Apr 2000).
  • Floyd, Kory, Ray, G. Patterns of adaptation to nonverbal expressions of liking and disliking in initial interactions. Western States Communication Association, Sacramento, CA (Feb 2000).
  • Floyd, Kory. Health correlates of affectionate behavior. Baylor University,Department of Communication
  • Floyd, Kory. Conversation management. Kappa Alpha fraternity at University of Arizona
  • Floyd, Kory. Health implications of affectionate communication. Health Psychology Alliance, Arizona State University, Department of Psychology
  • Floyd, Kory. Conversation management. Kappa Alpha fraternity regional convention at University of Arizona
  • Floyd, Kory. Credibility and deception. Maricopa County Bar Association
  • Floyd, Kory. The Truth about Lying on the nonverbal indicators of deception. Adult/Community Education program at Chandler-Gilbert Community College
Service
  • St. Joseph Hospital, Communication specialist, Internal Medicine (2010 - Present)
  • ASU Office of the Provost, Faculty Fellow (2010 - Present)
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, External reviewer, promotion to Full Professor (2010 - Present)
  • University of Missouri, Colloquium Speaker (2010 - Present)
  • Johnson County Community College, Colloquium Speaker (2010 - Present)
  • St. Paul College, Colloquium Speaker (2010 - Present)
  • Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, Emergency/Pandemic Officer (2009 - Present)
  • University of New Mexico, External reviewer, promotion to associate professor with tenure (2009 - Present)
  • University of New Mexico, External reviewer, promotion to associate professor with tenure (2009 - Present)
  • Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, Associate Director (2009 - Present)
  • Hugh Downs School of Human Communication, Associate Director (2009 - Present)
  • University of Missouri St. Louis, External reviewer, promotion to associate professor with tenure (2009 - Present)
  • University of Missouri St. Louis, External reviewer, promotion to associate professor with tenure (2009 - Present)
  • Fetzer Institute grant competition on compassionate love, Grant reviewer (2009 - Present)
  • Fetzer Institute grant competition on compassionate love, Grant reviewer (2009 - Present)
  • Austrian Science Fund Fimberg program for female scientists, Grant reviewer (2009 - Present)
  • Austrian Science Fund Fimberg program for female scientists, Grant reviewer (2009 - Present)
  • Georgia Communication Association, Keynote speaker (2009 - Present)
  • Georgia Communication Association, Annual conference keynote speaker (2009 - Present)
  • Georgia Communication Association, Keynote speaker (2009 - Present)
  • Texas Christian University, External reviewer, promotion to associate professor with tenure (2008 - Present)
  • Texas Christian University, External reviewer, promotion to associate professor with tenure (2008 - Present)
  • Texas Christian University, External reviewer, promotion to associate professor with tenure (2008 - Present)
  • University of Nebraska, External reviewer, promotion to associate professor with tenure (2008 - Present)
  • University of Nebraska, External reviewer, promotion to associate professor with tenure (2008 - Present)
  • University of Nebraska, External reviewer, promotion to associate professor with tenure (2008 - Present)
  • National Communication Association, Chair, Bernard J. Brommel Award Committee (2008 - Present)
  • National Communication Association, Chair, Bernard J. Brommel Award Committee (2008 - Present)
  • University of Arizona, Colloquium Speaker (2008 - Present)
  • University of Arizona, Colloquium Speaker (2008 - Present)
  • University of Arizona, Colloquium Speaker (2008 - Present)
  • University of Oklahoma, External reviewer, tenure (2008 - Present)
  • University of Oklahoma, External reviewer, tenure (2008 - Present)
  • University of Oklahoma, External reviewer, tenure (2008 - Present)
  • University of Washington, Colloquium Speaker (2008 - Present)
  • University of Washington, Colloquium Speaker (2008 - Present)
  • University of Washington, Colloquium Speaker (2008 - Present)
  • Communication Education, Editorial Board (2008 - Present)
  • Communication Education, Editorial Board (2008 - Present)
  • Communication Education, Editorial Board (2008 - Present)
  • Communication Monographs, Editorial Board (2008 - Present)
  • Communication Sciences Laboratory, Director (2008 - Present)
  • Communication Sciences Laboratory, Director (2008 - Present)
  • Communication Sciences Laboratory, Director (2008 - Present)
  • Communication Studies, Editorial Board (2008 - Present)
  • Communication Studies, Editorial Board (2008 - Present)
  • Communication Studies, Editorial Board (2008 - Present)
  • Communication Studies, Editorial Board (2008 - Present)
  • Human Communication Research, Editorial Board (2008 - Present)
  • Human Communication Research, Editorial Board (2008 - Present)
  • Human Communication Research, Editorial Board (2008 - Present)
  • Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, Editorial Board (2008 - Present)
  • Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, Editorial Board (2008 - Present)
  • Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, Editorial Board (2008 - Present)
  • Journal of Social Psychology, Consulting Editor (2008 - Present)
  • Journal of Social Psychology, Consulting Editor (2008 - Present)
  • Journal of Social Psychology, Consulting Editor (2008 - Present)
  • Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, Editorial Board (2008 - Present)
  • Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, Editorial Board (2008 - Present)
  • Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, Editorial Board (2008 - Present)
  • Western Journal of Communication, Editorial Board (2008 - Present)
  • Western Journal of Communication, Editorial Board (2008 - Present)
  • Western Journal of Communication, Editorial Board (2008 - Present)
  • Texas Tech University, External Reviewer, Promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure (2007 - Present)
  • Texas Tech University, External Reviewer, Promotion to Associate Professor with Tenure (2007 - Present)
  • University of Nebraska, Visiting professor (2007 - Present)
  • University of Nebraska, Visiting professor (2007 - Present)
  • Michigan State University, Visiting professor (2007 - Present)
  • Michigan State University, Visiting professor (2007 - Present)
  • Nominating Committee, National Communication Association, Committee Member (2006 - Present)
  • University of Minnesota Duluth, External Reviewer, Septennial Review (2006 - Present)
  • University of Minnesota Duluth, External Reviewer, Septennial Review (2006 - Present)
  • University of Denver, External Reviewer, Promotion to Full Professor (2006 - Present)
  • University of Denver, External Reviewer, Promotion to Full Professor (2006 - Present)
  • Human Communication Research, Editorial Board (2006 - Present)
  • Bernard J. Brommel Award Committee, National Communication Association, Committee Member (2005 - Present)
  • Journal of Family Communication, Editor-Elect (2004 - Present)
  • Communication Monographs, Editorial Board (2004 - Present)
  • Communication Studies, Editorial Board (2004 - Present)
  • Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, Editorial Board (2004 - Present)
  • Association of M A Students in Communication, Faculty advisor (2002 - Present)
  • Graduate M A Program, Director (2002 - Present)
  • M A Committee, Chair (2002 - Present)
  • Communication Sciences Laboratory, Director (2002 - Present)
  • Commencement Committee, Member (2001 - Present)
  • Western Journal of Communication, Editorial Board (2001 - Present)
  • Roxbury Publishing Co, Book Reviewer (2000 - Present)
  • Sage Publishing C, Book Reviewer (2000 - Present)
  • Bernard J. Brommel Award Committee, National Communication Association, Member (2006 - 2008)
  • Banner Baywood Hospital, Emergency room volunteer (2005 - 2008)
  • Journal of Family Communication, Editor (2008 - 2008)
  • Association of M A Students in Communication, Faculty advisor (2008 - 2008)
  • Graduate M A Program, Director (2008 - 2008)
  • Department of Communication, University of Minnesota at Duluth, External program reviewer (2006 - 2006)
  • promotion to full professor, Denver University, External reviewer (2006 - 2006)
  • Hiring committee/senior professor in health communication, Chair (2005 - 2006)
  • Nomination Committee, National Communication Association, Member (2005 - 2006)
  • Familyl Communication Division, National Communication Association, Chair (2005 - 2006)
  • Journal of Marriage and Family, Editorial Board (2005 - 2006)
  • Hiring committee, assistant professor in health communication, Chair (2005 - 2006)
  • Septennial Review Committee, member (2004 - 2005)
  • Family Communication Division, National Communication Association, Vice Chair (2004 - 2005)
  • University of Arizona Police Department, Graded written exams for promotion to sergeant (2005 - 2005)
  • Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, Associate Editor (2004 - 2004)
  • Hiring committee/director of school of human communication, Member (2003 - 2004)
  • McGraw-Hill Publishing Co, Consulting Editor (2003 - 2004)
  • Personnel committee, Co-Chair (2002 - 2004)
  • Communication Reports, Associate Editor (2001 - 2004)
  • Communication Internship Program, Director (2000 - 2004)
  • Women's Studies in Communication, Editorial Board (2000 - 2004)
  • Communication Theory, Reviewer (2004)
  • Family Communication Division, National Communication Association, Respondent (2004)
  • Hiring committee/senior professor of interpersonal communication, Member (2004)
  • Institutional Review Board, Member (2004)
  • Interpersonal Communication Division, National Communication Association, Respondent (2004)
  • Intrapersonal/Social Cognition Division, National Communication Association, Respondent (2004)
  • Journal of Marriage and the Family, Reviewer (2004)
  • Journal of Social Psychology, Reviewer (2004)
  • Journal of Women's Health and Gender-Based Medicine, Reviewer (2004)
  • Kappa alpha fraternity regional convention, Workshop presenter (2004)
  • Maricopa County Bar Association, Workshop presenter (2004)
  • Southern Communication Journal, Reviewer (2004)
  • Family Communication Division, National Communication Association, Vice Chair Elect (2003 - 2004)
  • International Association for Relationship Research, Co-Editor of Newsletter (2003 - 2004)
  • Human Subjects Institutional Review Board, Arizona State University, Member (2001 - 2003)
  • International Network on Personal Relationships, Newsletter Editor (2000 - 2003)
  • Undergraduate committee, Member (2001 - 2002)
  • National Communication Association, Legislative Council (1999 - 2002)
  • Mentorship Committee, International Network on Personal Relationships, Member (1999 - 2001)