Office number: Riverview G12A
Phone number: (320) 308-1259
Degrees held and granting institutions
B.S., Interpersonal Communication, Eastern Michigan University
M.A., Interpersonal and Organizational Communication, University of Cincinnati
Ph.D., Communication Theory, University of Oklahoma
Primary and/or current research interests
Dr. Anderson’s research focuses on computer-mediated interpersonal communication; specifically, the relationships among uncertainty, person-perceptions, and impression management and how these factors influence the development and maintenance of online social and personal relationships. In addition, Dr. Anderson is interested in the study of family communication patterns among young adult children and their parents. Dr. Anderson’s research has appeared in Communication Research Reports, Communication Studies, and Cyber-Psychology and Behavior.
Dr. Anderson has studied Czech, earned certification in Teaching English as a Second Language, and taught advanced English at the University of West Bohemia’s International Summer Language School in Plzen, Czech Republic.
Dr. Anderson is currently working on integrating participation in virtual worlds, such as Second Life, into her classes.