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Keli Fazio, Ph.D.


Associate Professor

Dr. Fazio left TCNJ in Fall of 2022. To keep up professionally, connect with Dr. Fazio on LinkedIn.



B.A. (2003) The College of New Jersey

M.A. (2005) The University of Delaware

Ph.D. (2009) Penn State University


During her time at TCNJ, Dr. Keli Fazio was an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies, serving as department chair 2021 – 2022, as well as being a faculty affiliate in the Department of Public Health. Teaching courses on interpersonal and lifespan communication, conflict management, and leadership, Dr. Fazio also spearheaded bringing a minor in Leadership to the Communication Studies department. With over 30 publications, Dr. Fazio’s work is presented regularly at national and international conferences. With research focusing on communication and social support related to contexts such as infertility, postpartum depression, women’s leadership, and immigration, Dr. Fazio offered workshops on professional communication, conflict management, leadership skills, and public speaking.

Community engagement is a pivotal part of Dr. Fazio’s passions and is regularly integrated into her teaching and research and served as a Lead Growth Consultant for Hold the Door for Others (, a nonprofit devoted to post-traumatic growth and resilience by helping individuals grow through adversity and hardship.

Dr. Fazio is trained by the Gottman Institute as a facilitator for the national workshop, Bringing Baby Home, which helps couples prepare and adjust to the transition to parenthood, and has completed Level 1 Training in the Gottman Methodology.