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White, Cindy Hagemeier Associate Professor


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research overview

  • Dr. White's area of specialization is interpersonal communication with interests in personal relationships, nonverbal behavior, and communication learning. Her research examines how patterns of interaction shape relational processes and how relational transitions impact family communication. She has examined college student-parent communication about money and purchasing. Her work also examines how people learn about communication behavior and what types of difficulties they encounter in enacting communication process; she has explored these processes in bystander situations involving risky college drinking behavior.


  • interpersonal communication, relational communication, nonverbal communication, health communication


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courses taught

  • COMM 3510 Family Communication (Spring 2019)
  • COMM 4000 Advanced Topics in Communication (Spring 2019)
  • COMM 4950 Senior Thesis: Honors (Spring 2019)
  • COMM 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2019)
  • COMM 4100 Seminar in Honors Thesis Writing and Research (Fall 2018)
  • COMM 4840 Undergraduate Independent Study (Fall 2018)
  • COMM 4000 Advanced Topics in Communication (Spring 2018)
  • COMM 4950 Senior Thesis: Honors (Spring 2018)
  • COMM 6200 Seminar: Selected Topics (Spring 2018)
  • COMM 8990 Doctoral Dissertation (Spring 2018)


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