Colleen Malachowski

Assistant Professor and Undergraduate and Graduate Program Director for Communications

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PhD, MA, West Virginia University

BA, Boston College, Communication Studies


Dr. Malachowski completed her undergraduate education at Boston College, where she majored in communication studies. She then earned her MA and PhD from West Virginia University in communication theory and research. She has taught several courses at Florida International University and West Virginia University including interpersonal, organizational, nonverbal, and gender communication. Her research explores the role of communication in romantic relationships and examines various techniques (i.e., visualization and implementation intentions) that may alleviate anxiety associated with discussing taboo topics in interpersonal relationships. She has published in several communication journals including the Western Journal of Communication, Communication Education, Communication Teacher, and Communication Research Reports, and is on the Associate Editorial Board for Communication Studies. She is an active member of the Eastern Communication Association and the National Communication Association, and is currently the vice chair elect for the National Communication Association’s communication apprehension and competence division.

Communication Department

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