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Vincent Waldron

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Faculty, WEST Campus, Mailcode 3051
Lincoln Professor of Social & Behavioral Sciences
Faculty, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 3251
Professor
Academic Professional, DTPHX Campus, Mailcode 3251
Professor
Faculty, WEST Campus, Mailcode 3051
Professor
Faculty, WEST Campus, Mailcode 3051
Biography

After receiving his Ph.D. from Ohio State University, Vince Waldron began his academic career at the University of Kentucky before coming to ASU in 1993. He studies challenging forms of communication in personal and work relationships.

Dr. Waldron has authored or co-authored four books, including one on the communication of forgiveness in romantic and family relationships. He also studies the ways employees communicate during emotional, stressful, or "risky" work situations, and recently co-authored a book examining a series of these situations, such as responding to negative feedback or persuading a resistant supervisor to accept new ideas.

Vince Waldron is co-director of the Family Communication Consortium (http://famcom.asu.edu/), an interdisciplinary group of ASU faculty and students committed to improving family communication through research, teaching, and community partnerships. 

 Dr. Waldron possesses a strong interest in the educational needs of older learners, including nontraditional college students. He connects with them as faculty coordinator for the Osher Reentry Scholarship Program, and was the founding Director of ASU's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. He also serves as mentor to graduate students in the M.A. in Communication Studies (MACS) Program, which prepares students for careers as scholars and advocates in the public and private sectors. He is a former chair of the Interpersonal Communication Division of the National Communication Association (NCA) and serves on the editorial board of several major journals, such as the   Journal of Applied Communication Research .

Research Interests

Graduate Faculty in Communication research areas: communication and work relationships, forgiveness processes, communication and aging

Publications
  • Waldron, V. & Kloeber, D. Communicating Forgiveness in Work Relationships. Problematic Relationships in the workplace (2112).
  • Waldron, V. Apologies/Forgiveness and conflict. International Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Communication (2014).
  • Waldron (author) (G. Sales (editor). Forgiveness. (2014).
  • V. Waldron. Negotiated Morality Theory. Encyclopedia of Health Communication (2013).
  • Kassing, J. K. & Waldron, V. Incivility, destructive workplace behavior, and bullying. Handbook of organizational communication (2013).
  • Waldron, Vincent. Communicating Emotion at Work. (2011).
  • Waldron, V. & Kassing, J. Managing risk in communication encounters: Strategies for the workplace. (2010).
  • Waldron, V. & Kelley, D.K. Marriage at Midlife: Counseling Strategies and Analytical Tools. (2009).
  • Waldron, V. Emotional tyranny at work: Surpressing the moral emotions. The destructive side of organizational communication (2009).
  • Waldron, V. Apologies. Encyclopedia of human relationships (2008).
  • Waldron, V., Kelley, D. Communicating Forgiveness. (2008).
  • Douglas Kelley, Vincent Waldron. An investigation of forgiveness-seeking communication and relational outcomes. Communication Quarterly (2005).
  • Vincent Waldron, D Kelley. Forgiveness as a response to relational transgression. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships (2005).
  • Vincent Waldron, Richard Gitelson, D Kelley. Gender differences in social adaptation to a retirement community: Longitudinal changes and the role of mediated communication. Journal of Applied Gerontology (2005).
  • Vincent Waldron, Richard Gitelson, D Kelley, J Regalado. Losing and building supportive relationships in later life: A four-year study of migrants to a planned retirement community. Journal of Housing for the Elderly (2005).
  • . . Sex differences and similarities in communication (2004).
  • Waldron, Vincent R (Author) . Relationship maintenance in organizational settings. Maintaining relationships through communication: Relational, contextual, and cultural variations (2003).
  • Vincent Waldron, M Lavitt, M McConnaughy. Welfare to work: An analysis of the communication competencies taught in a job training program serving an urban poverty area. Communication Education (2001).
  • J Burgoon, C Berger, Vincent Waldron. Mindlessness in interpersonal interaction. Social Issues (2000).
  • Vincent Waldron, M Lavitt. Welfare to Work: An analysis of communication competencies and client outcomes in a job training program. Southern Communication Journal (2000).
  • Vincent Waldron, M Lavitt, D Kelley. The nature and prevention of harm in technology-mediated self-help settings. Journal of Technology in Human Services (2000).
  • . . Human Services Online: A New Arena for Service Delivery (2000).
  • Waldron, Vincent R (Author) . Relational experiences and emotion at work. Emotion in Organizations (2000).
  • Waldron, V., Kloeber, D., Goman, C., Piemonte, N, and Danaher, J. "How Parents Communicate Right and Wrong: A Study of Moral Messages Recalled by Emerging Adults". Journal of Family Communication (0).
  • Waldron, Kelley, D., & Harvey, J. Forgiving communication and relational consequences. Studies in Applied Interpersonal Communication (0).
Research Activity
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 312Comm, Conflict & Negotiation
COM 493Honors Thesis
COM 494Special Topics
CMN 590Reading and Conference
CMN 593Applied Project
CMN 598Special Topics
CMN 599Thesis
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 492Honors Directed Study
COM 493Honors Thesis
COM 494Special Topics
COM 498Pro-Seminar
CMN 505Methods/Appl Commun Research
CMN 593Applied Project
CMN 598Special Topics
CMN 599Thesis
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 494Special Topics
CMN 584Internship
CMN 598Special Topics
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 312Comm, Conflict & Negotiation
COM 494Special Topics
COM 499Individualized Instruction
CMN 590Reading and Conference
CMN 593Applied Project
CMN 598Special Topics
CMN 599Thesis
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 451Comm and Work Relationships
COM 492Honors Directed Study
COM 494Special Topics
CMN 505Methods/Appl Commun Research
CMN 580Practicum
CMN 584Internship
CMN 590Reading and Conference
CMN 592Research
CMN 593Applied Project
CMN 598Special Topics
CMN 599Thesis
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 451Comm and Work Relationships
CMN 584Internship
CMN 590Reading and Conference
CMN 598Special Topics
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 312Comm, Conflict & Negotiation
COM 417Communication and Aging
COM 493Honors Thesis
COM 499Individualized Instruction
CMN 580Practicum
CMN 590Reading and Conference
CMN 592Research
CMN 593Applied Project
CMN 598Special Topics
CMN 599Thesis
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 451Comm and Work Relationships
COM 492Honors Directed Study
CMN 505Methods/Appl Commun Research
CMN 580Practicum
CMN 590Reading and Conference
CMN 593Applied Project
CMN 598Special Topics
CMN 599Thesis
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 417Communication and Aging
CMN 584Internship
CMN 595Continuing Registration
CMN 598Special Topics
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 312Comm, Conflict & Negotiation
CMN 502Theory/Pract/Commun/Persuasion
CMN 595Continuing Registration
CMN 599Thesis
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 417Communication and Aging
CMN 505Methods/Appl Commun Research
CMN 580Practicum
CMN 593Applied Project
CMN 595Continuing Registration
CMN 598Special Topics
CMN 599Thesis
Summer 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 417Communication and Aging
CMN 590Reading and Conference
CMN 598Special Topics
Spring 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 494Special Topics
CMN 584Internship
CMN 593Applied Project
CMN 598Special Topics
Fall 2012
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 382Classroom Apprenticeship
COM 417Communication and Aging
CMN 580Practicum
CMN 584Internship
CMN 590Reading and Conference
CMN 593Applied Project
CMN 595Continuing Registration
CMN 598Special Topics
CMN 599Thesis
Summer 2012
Course NumberCourse Title
COM 417Communication and Aging
CMN 580Practicum
CMN 595Continuing Registration
CMN 598Special Topics
Presentations
  • Waldron, Vynalek, Kloeber, Cayentano, Froke, Lu. Resilience at Midlife: Change, Adaptation, and Optimization in Long Marriages. Nat. Com. Assoc annual conference (Nov 2014).
  • Waldron, V. Faculty Development Seminar: I presented a weeklong course on forgiveness and reconciliation at this summer institute for faculty from around the world --sponsored by the National Communication Association. "Hope Conference": Faculty Development Seminar (Jul 2014).
  • Vincent R. Waldron,. Response to Top Four Papers in Interpersonal Communication. National Communication Association (Dec 2013).
  • Waldron, V., Kloeber, D., & Kelley, D. (2013, November). Waldron, V., Kloeber, D., & Kelley, D. (2013, November). "Ask-an-expert": A large-market public television program on forgiveness in families. National Communication Association, Washington, D.C (Nov 2013).
  • Waldron, V. Translational Scholarship in Family Communication. Nationla Comm Association (Nov 2013).
  • V. Waldron & D. Kloeber. Forgiving Communication at Work. National Communication Association (Nov 2012).
  • Waldron, V., Goman, C., Kloeber,D, Piemonte, N. & Danaher, J. "How Parents Communicate Right and Wrong: A Study of Moral Messages Recalled by Emerging Adults". National Communication Association (Nov 2012).
  • Waldron, V. Research methods for the study of forgiveness. lecture at Univ of San Francisco (Nov 2011).
  • Waldron. Leadership Development Workshop and Open House. National Comm. Assoc. conf (Nov 2011).
  • Waldron, V. Communicating forgiveness in personal relationships. University of Indianapolis, invited speaker (Oct 2011).
  • Waldron V. Communicating Forgivevness in Work Relationships. Invited Speaker series --Bellarmine university (Oct 2011).
  • Waldron, V. four posters with various graduate students and undergraduates (various titles). Family Communication Consortium Conference (Apr 2011).
  • Waldron, Piemonte, Goman, Kloeber, & Gacia. Memorable moral messages communicated by parents to emerging adults. National Communication Association (Nov 2010).
  • Waldron. Panel on Forgiveness and Reconciliation. NCA conference (Nov 2010).
  • Waldron. Review of submissions and awards presentation -- Interpersonal Division. NCA conference (Nov 2010).
  • Waldron. Mark Knapp Awards Panel. NCA conference (Nov 2010).
  • Sun, F., Waldron, V.., Gitelson, G. & Ho, C. The impact of loss of loved ones on life satisfaction among residents in a southwest retirement community: The mediating roles of social support. Gerontological Society of America, Atlanta (Oct 2009).
  • Waldron, V. Negotiating moralities in personal relationships: Historical contributions and unanswered questions. Annual Conference of the National Communication Association, Chicago (Oct 2009).
  • Waldron, V. Preconference: Negotiating Relational Moralities. Annual Conference National Communication Association (Oct 2009).
  • Gitleson, R., Ho, C., Freelove-Charton, J., & Waldron, V. (2009, October). Obessity’s impact on exercise and leisure behavior of older adults. National Recreation Assoc. Congress and Exposition, Salt Lake City, UT (Oct 2009).
  • Freelove-Charton, J., Gitleson, R., Ho, C., Freelove-Charton, & Waldron, V. Obesity, physical activity, and life satisfaction among residents of an age-restricted retirement community. International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics World Congress, Paris (Jul 2009).
  • Waldron, V. Undermining the Moral Emotions: Emotional Tyranny in Work Relationships. Annual Conference of the National Communication Association (Nov 2008).
  • Waldron, V. , Sanderson, J. The Role of Subjective Threat in Upward Influence Situations. Annual Conference of the National Communication Association (Nov 2008).
  • Waldron, V. , Kelley, D. K. Forgiveness as a Communicative Process: Theoretical Controversies and Teaching Applications. Annual Conference of the National Communication Association (Nov 2008).
  • Waldron, V. Boomers and Beyond. Annual Conference of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institutes (Apr 2008).
  • Gitelson, R, Waldron, Vincent, Kelley, D, Shirreffs, J. Impact of relocation to retirement community on leisure behavior. Gerontological Society of America (Nov 2005).
  • Waldron, Vincent. Outstanding scholarship in the Applied Communication Division: Comments from the chair elect. National Communication Association (Nov 2005).
  • Waldron, Vincent. Remarks from the Chair: Assessment of interpersonal communication interest group performance, 2004-2005. Western States Communication Association (Feb 2005).
  • Waldron, Vincent. Reflective citizenship and engaged followership: Exploring intersections between civic and work life. National Communication Association
  • Waldron, Vincent, Lavitt, M. Welfare-to-work: Linking communication competencies and client outcomes in job training programs. National Communication Association
  • Waldron, Vincent, Lavitt, M, McConnaughy, M. Welfare-to-work II: Analysis of communication competencies in a job training program. National Communication Association
  • Kelley, D, Waldron, Vincent. The role of forgiveness in long-term marriage. National Communication Association
  • Waldron, Vincent. Relationship maintenance at work. Western States Communication Association
  • Waldron, Vincent, Armstrong, G. Evaluating outcomes associated with a new learning communities program: Effects on academic performance, retention, and student expectations. Association of American Colleges and Universities (conference on Learning Communites)
  • Waldron, Vincent, Gitelson, R, Kelley, D, Regalado, J, Harvey, J. Two tickets to paradise? Exploring the effects of sunbelt retirement on social support resources. National Communication Association Convention
  • Waldron, Vincent, Kelley, D. Forgiveness as a response to relationship transgression: A study of long-term marriages. National Communication Association Convention
  • Waldron, Vincent, Gitelson, R, Regalado, J, Harvey, J. Changing social support networks in a retirement community. Western States Communication Association Convention
  • Kelley, D, Waldron, Vincent. The dark side of marriage: Managing affairs and other betrayals of trust. National Communication Association
  • Waldron, Vincent. The role of forgiving communication in accounting for the outcomes of challenging relational events. National Communication Association
  • Waldron, Vincent, Kelley, D, Gitelson, R, Harvey, J. Relocation to a retirement community: Examining the effects of social support networks and marital satisfaction on feelings of regret. National Communication Association
  • Waldron, Vincent, Lavitt, M, Kelley, D. Communicating harm in mediated self-help settings. National Communication Association
  • Gitelson, R, Waldron, Vincent. The Sun City Grand longitudinal study. Joint Conference of the National Council on Aging and the American Society on Aging
  • Waldron, Vincent. Narratives of change in long term marriage. Western States Communication Association
  • Waldron, Vincent. Preliminary results of a learning communities program involving cross-functional instructional teams. Regional Conference on Learning Communities
  • Waldron, Vincent, Gitelson, R, Shirreffs, J, Kelley, D, Regalado, J. Examining the effects of relocation to a retirement community on social support, leisure activities, marital satisfaction, health and lifestyle choices. Governor's Conference on Aging
Service
  • northlight gallery, facilitator (2014 - Present)
  • multiple journals:, manuscript reviewer (2014 - Present)
  • conflict management management degree exploration committee, co-chair (2013 - Present)
  • P & T committee for New College, chair (2013 - Present)
  • P & T committee for New College, member (2013 - Present)
  • SBS, New College, ASU, organized high profile visit/lecture by Arlie Hochschild (2013 - Present)
  • AT Still Medical College Policy Fellows Program, trainer (2013 - Present)
  • Arizona Republic, Expert Source (2013 - Present)
  • teaching excellence committee, organizer, member (2013 - Present)
  • transfer evaluation committee, member, COM representative (2013 - Present)
  • transfer evaluation committee, member (2013 - Present)
  • AT Still Medical College Policy Fellows Program, trainer (2012 - Present)
  • various churches,community groups, chamber of commerce, speaker (2012 - Present)
  • West Valley Unitarian Church, speaker (2011 - Present)
  • KAET, organizer, phone counselor (2011 - Present)
  • Arizona Conflict Summit, Speaker (2011 - Present)
  • AT Still Medical College Policy Fellows Program, trainer (2011 - Present)
  • Brophy High School, Speaker. organizer (2011 - Present)
  • Mark Knapp Awards Panel --NCA, organizer (2010 - Present)
  • "Point Person" committee, point person (2010 - Present)
  • curriculum committee, chair (2010 - Present)
  • peer reivew committee, chair (2010 - Present)
  • annula Review audit committee, member (2010 - Present)
  • Consortium for Family Communication Conference, conference organizer (2010 - Present)
  • Unitarian church of Phoenix, speaker/organizer (2010 - Present)
  • lifelon glearning lectyres, speaker (2010 - Present)
  • multiple journals, manuscript reviewer (2010 - Present)
  • multiple journals, manuscript reviewer (2010 - Present)
  • multiple journals, manuscript reviewer (2010 - Present)
  • multiple journals, manuscript reviewer (2010 - Present)
  • undergraduate issues in Com studies, informal (unpaid!) coordinator (2010 - Present)
  • National Communication Association, preconference seminar organizer (2009 - Present)
  • business communication degree task force, chair (2009 - Present)
  • Family Communication Consortium, Faculty coordinator (2009 - Present)
  • Family Communication Consortium, Faculty coordinator (2009 - Present)
  • Family Communication consortium, organizer (2009 - Present)
  • Family Communication consortium, organizer (2009 - Present)
  • Standards committtee, member (2009 - Present)
  • communication doctoral faculty, member (2009 - Present)
  • Faculty Senate committee on grievance process revision, member (2008 - Present)
  • Family Communication Consortium, director of community intitiatives (2008 - Present)
  • aging society of america, grant application reviewer (2008 - Present)
  • Osher reentry scholarship program, faculty advisor/director/report writer (2007 - Present)
  • Osher reentry scholarship program, faculty advisor/director/report writer (2007 - Present)
  • Osher reentry scholarship program, faculty advisor/director/report writer (2007 - Present)
  • Osher reentry scholarship program, faculty advisor/director/report writer (2007 - Present)
  • Osher reentry scholarship program, faculty advisor/director/report writer (2007 - Present)
  • Osher reentry scholarship program, faculty advisor/director/report writer (2007 - Present)
  • Osher reentry scholarship program, faculty advisor/director/report writer (2007 - Present)
  • graduate committee, chair (2007 - Present)
  • Lifelong Learning Review, Editorial Board (2007 - Present)
  • Lifelong Learning Review, Editorial Board (2007 - Present)
  • Lifelong Learning Review, Editorial Board (2007 - Present)
  • Lifelong Learning Review, Editorial Board (2007 - Present)
  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Instructor, curriculum designer (2005 - Present)
  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Instructor, curriculum designer (2005 - Present)
  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Faculty research Director (2005 - Present)
  • president's faculty advisory council, member (2003 - Present)
  • Communication Assessment Laboratory, Faculty advisor (2003 - Present)
  • Communication Reports, Editorial Board Member (2003 - Present)
  • President's Advisory Council, Member (2003 - Present)
  • Communication Studies, Editorial Board Member (2002 - Present)
  • Graduate Committee, Member/Director (2001 - Present)
  • Lifelong Learning Programs, Faculty Director (1999 - Present)
  • National communication association, Selection Committee Member; Diamond Anniversary Book Award (2014 - 2017)
  • Nat. Com.Assoc., legilative assembly member (elected) (2014 - 2016)
  • search committee for possible spousal hire, Chair (2014 - 2014)
  • osher lifelong learning institute, instructor (2014 - 2014)
  • graduate admissions committee, chair (2014 - 2014)
  • Associate Director, SBS, Associate (2014 - 2014)
  • search committee for associate dean, member (2013 - 2014)
  • osher lifelong learning institute, teacher (2014 - 2014)
  • Recruitment /orientation events, speaker (2013 - 2013)
  • National Communication Association, member, nominating committee (2012 - 2013)
  • Associate Director, Associate (2011 - 2013)
  • Sociology Search Committee, chiar (2012 - 2013)
  • composition program, writing mentor (2012 - 2013)
  • Communication Research Reports, Editorial Board Member (2004 - 2013)
  • Recruitment /orientation events, speaker (2012 - 2012)
  • Legislative council representative --Nat. Com. Association, chair (2011 - 2012)
  • Leadership development committee --Nat. Com. Association, member, past chair (2008 - 2012)
  • National Communication Association, Interpersonal Communication Division, chair (2008 - 2012)
  • peer review committee, chair (2012 - 2012)
  • Journal of Applied Communication Research, Editorial Board Member (2005 - 2012)
  • Communication Research Reports, Editorial Board Member (2004 - 2012)
  • Communication Reports, Editorial Board Member (2003 - 2012)
  • NCA, panel chair (2011 - 2011)
  • Department of Naval Research, project reviewer (2011 - 2011)
  • Leadership development committee --Nat. Com. Association, chair (2008 - 2011)
  • Leadership development committee --Nat. Com. Association, chiar (2008 - 2011)
  • National Communication Association, Interpersonal Communication Division, chair (2008 - 2011)
  • area Agency on Aging, Age Works Supervisor (2010 - 2011)
  • academic standards committee, member (2009 - 2011)
  • family communication consortium, director (2009 - 2011)
  • committee on academic freedom and tenure, member (2008 - 2011)
  • Communication Reports, Editorial Board Member (2003 - 2011)
  • development director search committee, member (2010 - 2010)
  • National Communication Association, Interpersonal Communication Division, chair (2008 - 2010)
  • committee on academic freedom and tenure, member (2008 - 2010)
  • curriculum committee, chair (2008 - 2010)
  • search committee political science, chiar (2009 - 2010)
  • committee on academic freedom and tenure, member (2008 - 2010)
  • masters of communication studies, director (2007 - 2010)
  • masters of communication studies, director/admissions committee chiar (2007 - 2010)
  • Aging Society of America, lifelong learning leadership council, Board Member (2007 - 2010)
  • Journal of Applied Communication Research, Editorial Board Member (2005 - 2010)
  • Communication Research Reports, Editorial Board Member (2004 - 2010)
  • National Communication Association, Interpersonal Communication Division, chair-elect (2008 - 2009)
  • award selection committee -national communication association, chair (2008 - 2009)
  • peer reivew committee, chair (2009 - 2009)
  • Marsden fund, grant reviewer (2009 - 2009)
  • national communication association, paper reviewer-- IP Communication Division (2009 - 2009)
  • Management Communication Quarterly, reviewer (two manuscripts) (2008 - 2008)
  • National Communication Association, preconference seminar organizer (2008 - 2008)
  • National Communication Association, national nominating committee member (2008 - 2008)
  • curriculum committee, chair (2007 - 2008)
  • Aging and Lifespan Development Program, search committee member (2008 - 2008)
  • faculty search committee, chair (2007 - 2008)
  • Bernard Osher Foundation, conference planning committtee member; workshop organizer (2008 - 2008)
  • national communication association, paper reviewer-- Applied Communication Division (2008 - 2008)
  • Applied Comm. Division, National Communication Association, Chair-elect (2005 - 2006)
  • Interpersonal Communication Division, Chair-elect (2004 - 2006)
  • Western States Communication Journal, Editorial Board Member (2005 - 2005)
  • ASU West Lifelong Learning Programs, Project Director (1999 - 2005)
  • Campus Promotion and Tenure Committee, Chair (2003 - 2004)
  • Committee on Learner Centered Education, Arizona Board of Regents (2001 - 2004)
  • Committee on the Evolution of ASU West, Faculty Representative (2002 - 2003)
  • Division of Collaborative Programs, Interim Dean (2001 - 2002)
  • Search Committee, Dean of Arts and Sciences, Member (2001 - 2002)
  • Faculty Senate, President (2000 - 2001)
  • Lower Division Implementation Committee, Faculty Representative (2000 - 2001)
  • Poster Session, National Communication Association Annual Conference, Seattle, Conference Planner (2000 - 2001)
  • Search committee, Vice Provost for Research & Faculty Development, Member (2000 - 2000)
  • Gerontology Program, Acting Director (2000 - 2000)
  • nominating committee-- NCA, member (2012 - 11-2013)