Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-MadisonM.A., Pennsylvania State UniversityB.A., Purdue University
Professor, Brian Lamb School of Communication, Purdue UniversityFaculty Associate, Center for Aging and the Life Course, Purdue UniversityDirector, Publications Board, National Communication Association
Primary interests in interpersonal communication, nonverbal communication, and communication theory with an emphasis on cognitive approaches to these domains of study. Concerned with explicating those factors that underlie and give rise to mental and overt responses in communication contexts. Current research focuses on message production, social skill, and the effects of aging on communication behavior.