Welcome! Thanks for your interest in my research. My main interest is in romantic relationship development through the use of mobile technologies, as well as perceptions and use of those technologies (mostly mobile phones and apps). I’m also interested in social networking site use, emotional support provision online, and issues related to how race and gender influence interpersonal communication both online and offline.

I am a mixed methods researcher; I use quantitative and qualitative methods to answer my research questions. This includes surveys, experimental designs (laboratory and online), open-ended questionnaires, and in-depth, in-person interviews.

I am currently an assistant professor of communication and media studies at South Dakota State University. I received my Ph.D. in communication from Ohio State University. I previously worked as a strategist for an advertising agency in Cleveland, Ohio.