Dr. Kellie Brisini
Ph.D.: Pennsylvania State University, Communication Arts and Sciences (May, 2018)
M.A.: Louisiana State University, Communication Studies (August, 2009)
B.F.A.: University of Southern Mississippi, Dance Education, General Honors Curriculum (May, 2007)
Office: 128 Coates Hall
Kellie Brisini (Ph.D., Penn State) is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Studies. Her work, broadly speaking, centers on interpersonal communication; in particular, she seeks to understand how communication in marriages and similarly committed relationships helps partners and parents navigate difficult transitions, such as health crises. To this end, Kellie’s research examines communication and cognition within the contexts of social support, conflict, and family problems. Dr. Brisini's recent work examines relationship-focused communication between parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and between married partners working from home during the Covid-19 pandemic.