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Kelsey Earle

Kelsey Earle earned her PhD in Communication from Michigan State University. Her main research interest focuses on how interpersonal relationships are formed and maintained using technology. She spends most of her free time with her husband and their pets hiking, playing video games, and baking.


Samantha Shebib

Samantha J. Shebib is an Assistant Professor at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She studies communication in a variety of contexts with a dark side perspective, shedding light on the paradoxical, dialectical, hidden, and forbidden facets of human relating. She draws attention to the fact that negative and dysfunctional outcomes can occur in relationships even when positive and functional ones are expected. At the same time, there are often positive silver linings in seemingly dark relational contexts.


Loretta Beaty

Loretta was a lab member from Spring 2016 - Spring 2017. Loretta worked on parent-child communication and advice research. 


Dilnora Azimova

Dilnora Azimova is a graduate of the Health and Risk Communication MA program at MSU. She received her B.A. in Mass Communications from the University of Maine in 2000. Over the course of her 18-year professional career Dilnora taught journalism courses at the International Journalism Department of Uzbek State World Languages University. Dilnora received a Fulbright scholarship to complete her Masters degree at Michigan State University. She is interested in a culture-specific intergenerational communication about health topics.

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Aubrey Beck

Aubrey was a lab member from 2015-2016. Aubrey worked on family estrangement research. 

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Daniel Mikkelsen

Daniel was a lab member from 2016-2017. He worked on marginalized family member research and contributed to data collection and analysis. 

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Jackie Silverstone

Jackie has a MA in Communication from Michigan State University.


Molly Carlisle

Molly has a MA in Communication from Michigan State University.

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Marissa Immel

Marissa has a BA in Communication from Michigan State University.

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