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Keli Fazio, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department Chair

Office: Kendall 209
Tel. 609-771-2125
Office Hours

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

M.A. (2005) The University of Delaware

Ph.D. (2009) Penn State University


Dr. Keli Fazio is Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies, as well as a faculty affiliate in the Department of Public Health. She teaches courses on interpersonal and lifespan communication, conflict management, and leadership. With over 30 publications, Dr. Fazio’s work is presented regularly at national and international conferences. Her recent research focuses on communication and social support related to contexts such as infertility, postpartum depression, women’s leadership, and immigration. She offers 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. Currently, she serves 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.

To keep up professionally, connect with Dr. Fazio on LinkedIn.