Dr. Keli Steuber Fazio (Ph.D., Penn State, 2009) joined the Communication Studies faculty in 2014 with a research and teaching specialization in interpersonal and family communication. Her scholarly work examines how individuals and spouses communicate during marital and health-related stressors, most recently related to infertility, post-partum depression, and perinatal loss. Her current program of research explores communicative practices for eliciting and providing quality social support during times of stress and loss.
Professor Steuber Fazio has publications in outlets such as Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, Communication Monographs, Journal of Applied Communication Research and Family Issues and she has over 25 papers presented at regional, national, and international conferences in the field. She actively reviews manuscripts for over 10 journals in the field.
Professor Steuber Fazio has taught classes in areas such as interpersonal communication, research methods, advanced research methods, health communication, privacy issues, and conflict negotiation. Each semester, she selects a small group of students to receive advanced methodological training by serving as research assistants on ongoing scholarly projects.