Dr. Paul Schrodt is the Philip J. and Cheryl C. Burguières Professor of Communication Studies at Texas Christian University. His primary research interests include studying the communicative cognitions and behaviors that facilitate family relationships, with a particular interest in the message strategies and behaviors that facilitate stepfamily functioning. Specifically, he has investigated communication behaviors that (a) facilitate healthy and satisfying stepparent-stepchild relationships, (b) help mitigate feelings of triangulation and conflict in family relationships, (c) improve coparenting relationships in stepfamilies, and (d) enhance the mental health and well-being of individual family members. Dr. Schrodt is a lifetime member of the National Communication Association (NCA) and the Central States Communication Association (CSCA), as well as a member of the International Association for Relationship Research (IARR). He is a former Chair of the Family Communication Division of NCA, a former member of the Publications Board of NCA, and he currently serves as Immediate Past Chair of the Interpersonal Communication Division of NCA. He also is currently serving as Editor-Elect of Communication Monographs. In addition to several Top Paper awards, Dr. Schrodt was awarded the 2012 Bernard J. Brommel Award for Outstanding Scholarship in Family Communication from NCA, the 2011 Early Career Award in Interpersonal Communication from NCA, the inaugural, 2005 Sandra Petronio Dissertation Award from the Family Communication Division of NCA, the 2006 Outstanding New Teacher Award from CSCA, and he is a co-recipient of the 2004 Franklin H. Knower Article Award and the 2017 Gerald R. Miller Outstanding Book Award from the Interpersonal Communication Division of the NCA. Along with coauthoring Exploring Communication Theory: Making Sense of Us, the 10th edition of Family Communication: Cohesion and Change, and co-editing the second edition of Engaging Theories in Interpersonal Communication: Multiple Perspectives, Dr. Schrodt has published more than 100 book chapters and journal articles in several leading outlets, including Communication Monographs, Human Communication Research, Personal Relationships, the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, and Communication Education.