Grants/Awards/Recognition

Top Paper, Family Communication Division, National Communication Association Annual Conference (2019)

Top Paper Panel, Interpersonal Communication Division, Central States Communication Association Annual Conference (2017)

Article of the Year from Journal of Family Communication (2013)

Finalist for the Del Shankel Teaching Excellence Award, University of Kansas (2013-2014)

General Research Fund (GRF), University of Kansas, awarded (2013)

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program, Research Award, Institute of Psychology, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany (2012-2013)

Top Paper Panel, Interpersonal Communication Division, Central States Communication Association Annual Conference (2012)

Top 10 Most Downloaded Articles from Journal of Family Communication (2011)

New Faculty General Research Fund (NFGRF), University of Kansas, awarded (2010)

Top Cited Article from Journal of Family Communication (2010)

Dissertation Award, Interpersonal Communication Division, International Communication Association (2009)

Outstanding Instructor by the Students in Communication Studies, University of Kansas (2009)

Dissertation Award, Department of Communication, University of Arizona (2007)

Excellence in Research Award, Department of Communication, University of Arizona (2007)

Top Paper Panel, Interpersonal Communication Division, International Communication Association Annual Conference (2007)