Faculty

Jess AlbertsJess Alberts, President's Professor, focuses on conflict in personal and professional relationships. She is particularly interested in marital disagreements, how couples divide up domestic chores, and how they conduct their daily interactions.

Interpersonal Communication

Studying Interpersonal Communication

Interpersonal communication involves the study of verbal and nonverbal messages in dyadic interaction. We explore the various ways that communication functions in both social and personal relationships along a range of topics, including affection, competition, conflict, dating, emotion, health, and maintenance in relational contexts such as marriage, friendship, initial interaction and family relationships.

Our Strengths

Faculty

Benjamin BroomeBenjamin Broome, professor, is an intercultural communication scholar whose work centers on the theory and practice of sustainable dialogue and its role in peacebuilding.

Intercultural Communication

Studying Intercultural Communication and Cultural Studies

About

The Transformation Project focuses on communicatively transforming lives and relationships at all levels of human interaction. We are a consortium of faculty, students, and community members who seek to discover and promote creative change processes that encourage healthy communication patterns, collaborative group behavior, and equitable forms of social organization. Our work centers on harnessing the energy and urgency inherent in problematic situations and directing it toward empowering individuals, nurturing relationships, enriching organizations, and cultivating community.

Faculty

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Jess AlbertsDr. Jess Alberts, President's professor, focuses on conflict in personal and professional relationships.

The Transformation Project

The Transformation Project focuses on communicatively transforming lives and relationships at all levels of human interaction. We are a consortium of faculty, students, and community members who seek to discover and promote creative change processes that encourage healthy communication patterns, collaborative group behavior, and equitable forms of social organization. Our work centers on harnessing the energy and urgency inherent in problematic situations and directing it toward empowering individuals, nurturing relationships, enriching organizations, and cultivating community.

Faculty

Daniel BrouwerDaniel Brouwer, associate professor, investigates how individuals and groups draw attention to their political issues and make arguments about those issues through public communication.  He looks at, for example, how the concerned citizen offers an impassione

Graduate Curriculum

Graduate Curriculum recommended track:

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