I am an assistant professor at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa in the Department of Communicology. My research examines how people communicate in difficult, ambiguous, or problematic situations. In this, I focus on how people process messages, and the consequences of such processing for social dynamics, social evaluations, and people’s subjective well-being. My published work includes both empirical articles and book chapters on communication accommodation theory, communication and aging, and communication in multilingual medical contexts. This site provides an overview of my research and teaching, as well as resources for those interested in learning more about these topics.
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