Elizabeth Dorrance Hall to join faculty in Communication Department

Posted on: December 14, 2016

Aelizabeth-dorrance-hallssistant Professor Elizabeth Dorrance Hall will join the Department of Communication in Fall 2017. Elizabeth holds a Ph.D. in Interpersonal and Family Communication from Purdue University, where she studied under Steve Wilson.

Elizabeth's research focuses on communication processes in close relationships, especially in the context of family. She applies and extends interpersonal and family communication theories (e.g., family communication patterns theory (FCP), confirmation theory) to explore how family communication is associated with young adults' academic, relational, and psychological well-being.

Her current projects focus on changes in perceptions of family member marginalization (the "black sheep" in families) over time.

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