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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Dellinger, Jonathan Bryce, Cohesive Conflict: Task Cohesion as a Moderator of Conflict and Group Outcomes

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Jagiello, Kristy, "It Can Never Be Just One Thing": Constructing a Grounded Theory of Coming Out

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Kelpinski, Lindsay Faith, We Can Go the Distance: Communicating Through Conflicts in Long-distance Friendships

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Klecka, Hanna Christine, Conformity Among College Students: The Effect of Gender on Sexually Violent Beliefs

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Ko, Youngjee, How Do Social Comparison and Self-efficacy Influence Diabetic Patients’ Motivation Toward a Nutrition Regimen?

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Mueller, Emily Anne, Comparing Self-disclosures and Disclosures of Co-Owned Private Relationship Information (COPRI) in the Workplace: Comfort, Frequencies, and Motivations for Disclosing

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Adolphson, Jeremy Vincent, "We'll Get Through This Together": Fan Cultures and Mediated Social Support on AMC's Talking Dead

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Awah-Manga, Jennifer Akwi, Old World, New Experiences: an Investigation of the Cognitive Complexity of Older Adults in an Online Dating Environment

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Cherney, Maura R., Continuing to Advance Warranting Theory: Weight, Time, and Testing the Warranting Value Scale

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Dantzler, Mary Chris, What Should Be Said or Silenced: Opinions of Necessary and Inappropriate End-of-life Communication Between the Living and the Dying

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Fisher, Valerie, Understanding the Discourses of Traumatic Birth and the Transition to Motherhood Using Relational Dialectics Theory

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Miller, Joshua Holman, Rhetorics of Opacity, Social Change, and Communal Cultivation: Case Studies of GLBTQ Christian Advocacy During the 1960s and Early 1970s

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Quinn, Samantha F., Computer-mediation Communication and Changing Expectations of Romantic Couples

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Rasmussen Lenox, Terra, The Great War and Motherhood: Possibilities for Agency Within Motherhood Rhetoric 1915-1920

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Willes, Karina L., Lesbian Patients Using Online Video Profiles to Find Doctors: How Cues Inform the Decision-making Process

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Ahn, Seokhoon, What Motivates International Students to Acculturate? Exploring Acculturative Beliefs Using the Theory of Planned Behavior as Framework

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Baker, Benjamin Michael Alex, Exploring the Discourses of Marriage, Family, and Fatherhood in Married Gay Parents' Relational Talk

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Benedict, Bailey Carolanne, An Exploration of Coworker Dismissal: Uncertainty, Message Characteristics, and Information Seeking

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Bunton, Thomas E., Agility Within Higher Education It Organizations: a Loosely Coupled Systems Perspective

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Choi, Chang shik, Uncertainty Appraisal in First Career Employment Information Seeking

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Draeger Jr, Richard A., Non-Native Foreign Language Instructors’ Teaching Expectations Concerning Intercultural Communication Competence: Communicative Practices in the Classroom.

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Fetherston, Michelle Andrea, College Students and Career Information Seeking: Applying the Comprehensive Model of Information Seeking to Career Preparation

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Harness, Lindsey Marie, Enacting a Path from Despair to Happiness: A Critical Analysis of the It Gets Betters Project

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Motel, Laura Lynn, Cross Cultural Meta-analysis of Personality and Leadership Effectiveness and Evaluation of Changes Over Time

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Rasmussen, Hilary Ann, Amplifying Lgbtqia+ Presence Through Queer Legal Worldmaking: the Role of Affect in Renegotiating Value Hierarchies in Political Argument

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Samens, Jessica Marie, How Individuals Disclose Health Information: a Study Examining the Choices Made When Sharing Health Information

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Stoll, Arrington, Bidding on a “biddie”: Social Exchange and Online Dating

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Blight, Michael G., Relationships to Video Game Streamers: Examining Gratifications, Parasocial Relationships, Fandom, and Community Affiliation Online

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Gross, Clare M., The Dangerous Side of Social Media: Manipulating Bystander Aggression and Support to Cyberbullying Victims Through an Application of Side

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Lambertz-Berndt, Megan Mary, Communicating Identity in the Workplace and Affinity Groups Spaces

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Nicolini, Kristine, Navigating the Noise: an Examination of the Relationship Between Introversion, Family Communication Patterns, Family Satisfaction, and Social Self-efficacy

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Salek, Thomas Archie, The Rhetorical Ties That Bind (or Divide): President Barack Obama's Attitude of Tolerance in an Age of Ultra-partisanship

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Vining, James William, Theology, Logic, and Rhetoric: the Rhetorical Practices of Theology in Political Action Speeches of Contemporary American Clergy

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Werner, Jansen Blake, Two Strivings: Uplift and Identity in African American Rhetorical Culture, 1900-1943

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Zmyslinski-Seelig, Anne Nicole, “To Each Their Own”: Comparing Satisfaction, Money Management, and Financial Communication Across Couple Types

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Beerman, Ruth J., Containing Fatness: Bodies, Motherhood, and Civic Identity in Contemporary U.S. Culture

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Davidson, Rachel Diana, Rhetorical Lessons in Advocacy and Shared Responsibility: Family Metaphors and Definitions of Crisis and Care in Unpaid Family Caregiving Advocacy Rhetoric

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Hawkins, Jennifer Lynne Morey, Understanding the Nature and Impact of Early Pregnancy Loss Through Women's Stories

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Heindel, Kristopher, Relationship-Based Care: a Test of the Quality Caring Model's Association with Nurses' Perceptions of Work and Patient Relationships

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Joosten, Tanya, Thinking Systemically: a Study of Course Communication and Social Processes in Face-to-Face and Online Courses

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Olson, Michele Kathryn, Motivational Interviewing in Primary Care and General Health Care Settings: a Meta-Analysis

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Priddis, DeAnne, Family Connections: The Impact of Self-disclosure, Solidarity, and Stereotyping on Relational Satisfaction in Grandparent-adult Grandchild Dyads

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Rafferty, Katherine Ann, "Everything Remains Uncertain": Theorizing Parents' Communication About Uncertainty, Hope, and Hopelessness While Managing Complex Pediatric Chronic Conditions

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Cole, Andrew William, College Student Lay Health Information Mediary Behavior: an Examination of eHealth Literacy and Unrequested Health Advice

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Cramer, Emily M., Health Information Behavior and Paternal Involvement of Low-Income Expectant and Recent Fathers

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DeCloedt Pinçon, Deborah, A Qualitative Exploration of the Japanese Public's Response to the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster

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Dellinger, Jonathan Bryce, Promotive and Preventive Health Practice and Self-construal

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Dilbeck, Keith Edward, Vicarious and Source Credibility: A Cross Cultural Explanation

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Drent, Adam, The Newest Vital Sign's Impact on Provider Communication

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Mascarenhas, Mridula, A Rhetorical Analysis of Catholic Feminism: Understanding Prophetic and Deliberative Responses to the Institutional Catholic Church

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Miyawaki, Kaori, Constructing Loyalty, Citizenship, and Identity: a Rhetorical History of the Japanese American Incarceration

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Mullane, Rebecca Rae, Student's Perception of Teacher Immediacy Behaviors on Student Success and Retention

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Omachinski, Kim, The Transition to College: an Acculturation Comparison of Domestic and International Students

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Omori, Kikuko, Cultural Differences in Self-Presentation on Social Networking Sites: A Cross-cultural Comparison Between American and Japanese College Students

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Smith, Kimberly, Balancing Work and Life in a Virtual World: the Impact of Boundary Management, Virtuality, and Climate on Organizational Identification

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Gattoni, Alice Leigh, Breaking the Silence: The Role of Online Community in the Transition to Motherhood

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Herrman, Anna, Encouraging Healthy Body-Image: Are Parents Sending Effective Messages to Children?

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Jackl, Jennifer Anne, Parent-Child Communication About Marriage and the Displacement of Marital Myths

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Kartch, Falon F., Nonresidential Parenting: Parental Roles and Parent/child Relationships

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Kulovitz, Kimberly L., Cyberbullying in 'Left 4 Dead 2': a Study in Collaborative Play

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Lau, Aimee, Facebook as a Facilitator of Organizational Identification in Colleges and Universities: Exploring Relationships Among Educational Institutions, Student Tenure, and Interaction with Multiple Organizational Targets

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Stache, Lara C., The Rhetorical Construction of Female Empowerment: The Avenging-Woman Narrative in Popular Television and Film

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Stoll, Arrington, Be Honest with Me: An Exploration of Lies in Relationships

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Ahn, Seokhoon, Exploring Alcohol Expectancies in Korea and America Using the Holism Theory

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Grimes, Denis, An Anaylsis of Patient-Physician Discourse: Comparing Physician Diagnostic Scripts to Patient Social Script Expectations