- PhD University of Michigan 1979
- MA University of Michigan 1977
- BA SUNY at Stony Brook 1973
Privacy, disclosure, confidentiality, health communication, family communication, interpersonal relationships, on-line social media, Communication Privacy Management Theory
ethics, disclosure, confidentiality, and privacy management, health communication, family communication.
Keynote Speaker, "Big Data: Challenges in Life Sciences Conf., 2014; Keynote Speaker, Amsterdam Privacy Conference; Keynote Speaker, International Association for Relationship Research, 2008; Keynote Speaker for the Southern States Communication Association, 2011, IARR Recognition Award, 2010President of International Association for Relationship Research (2006-07); Elizabeth Andersch Award for Outstanding Scholarship, Ohio University, 2007; Keynote speaker Honor, Summit on Communication on Trust, University of Denver, CO (2006); Congressional Briefing on Privacy (2005); International Association for Relationship Research Book Award (2004); National Communication Association, Gerald R. Miller Book Award (2003); National Communication Association, Bernard J. Brommel Lifetime Award for Excellence in Family Communication Scholarship and Service (2003); Bernard Brock Award for Scholarly Research (2003); Keynote speaker, Privacy and Disclosure, Penn State University (2003).
Director of the IUPUI Translation of Research into Practice Campus-Wide Initiative; Special Issue Editor, Journal of Family Communication; Associate Editor, Journal of Family Communication, Western Journal of Communication, Advisory Board, Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, Personal Relationships Journal, Communication Studies, Journal of Applied Communication Research; Extensive professional and academic service including: