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Associate Professor

College Hall 324
Department Communications

Mailing Address

Regis College box 1051

235 Wellesley Street
Weston, MA 02493

    About

    Dr. Malachowski has taught several undergraduate and graduate courses at Florida International University, West Virginia University, and Regis College including introduction to communication, public speaking, interpersonal communication, organizational communication, small group communication, nonverbal communication, research methods, and gender and communication.

    Dr. Malachowski is also the Carole Remick Endowed Program Director in Communication. In this role, Dr. Malachowski assists with the New England High School Journalism Collaborative, which provides high school students with an annual summer workshop on journalism. The workshop was co-founded and directed by the late Carole Remick, who once declared, “Regardless of color, creed, or nationality, this program will continue to serve as a platform for students from many communities so that all different cultures will be represented in the media.” More information on this program can be found at Carole Remick's New England High School Journalism Collaborative.

    Dr. Malachowski’s 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 Quarterly, Communication Education, Communication Teacher, and Communication Research Reports.

    Education

    Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Communication Studies, West Virginia University

    Master of Arts in Communication Studies, West Virginia University

    Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies, Boston College

    Awards Honors

    2015, Committee of Scholars, Eastern Communication Association

    2014, Top Paper Award, Nonverbal Communication Division, Eastern Communication Association

    2014, Top Five Paper Award, Nonverbal Communication Division, Eastern Communication Association

    2012, Top Four Paper Award, Communication Apprehension and Competence Division, National Communication Association

    2012, West Virginia University Judy Burgoon Doctoral Student Research Award

    2011, Top Paper Award, Communication Apprehension and Competence Division, National Communication Association

    2011, Top Three Paper Award, Instructional Communication Division, Eastern Communication Association

    2010, Top Paper Award, Interpersonal Communication Division, Eastern Communication Association

    Malachowski, C. C. (2017). Communication Competence. M. Allen (Editor), The Sage Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods.

    Vallade, J. I., and Malachowski, C. C. (2015). Instructor misbehavior and forgiveness: An examination of student communicative outcomes in the aftermath of instructor misbehavior. Communication Education. doi: 10.1080/03634523.2015.1038728

    Malachowski, C. C., Frisby, B. N. (2015). The aftermath of hurtful events: Cognitive, communicative, and relational outcomes. Communication Quarterly, 63, 1-18. doi: 10.1080/01463373.2015.1012218

    Malachowski, C. C., Martin, M. M., and Vallade, J. I. (2013). An examination of students’ adaptation, aggression, and apprehension traits with their instructional feedback orientations. Communication Education, 62, 127-147. doi: 10.1080/03634523.2012.748208

    Malachowski, C. C., and Myers, S. A. (2013). Reconstructing the ideal body image by designing realistic magazine contents. Communication Teacher, 27, 33-37. doi: 10.1080/17404622.2012.737926

    Malachowski, C. C., Chory, R. M., and Claus, C. J. (2012). Mixing pleasure with work: Employee perceptions of and responses to workplace romance. Western Journal of Communication, 76, 358-379. doi: 10.1080/10570314.2012.656215

    Claus, C. J., Chory, R. M., and Malachowski, C. C. (2012). Student antisocial compliance-gaining as a function of instructor aggressive communication and classroom justice. Communication Education, 61, 17-43. doi: 10.1080/03634523.2011.619270

    Malachowski, C. C., and Martin, M. M. (2011). Instructors’ perceptions of teaching behaviors, communication apprehension, and student nonverbal responsiveness in the classroom.

    Malachowski, C. C., and Dillow, M. R. (2011). An examination of relational uncertainty, romantic intent, and attraction on communicative and relational outcomes in cross-sex friendships. Communication Research Reports, 28, 356-368. doi: 10.1080/08824096.2011.616245

    Dillow, M. R., Malachowski, C. C., Brann, M., and Weber, K. (2011). An experimental examination of the effects of communicative infidelity motives on communication and relational outcomes in romantic relationships. Western Journal of Communication, 75, 473-499. doi: 10.1080/10570314.2011.588986