Valerie Cronin-Fisher

  Assistant Professor
  708-235-7384 ext. 7384
  Office Location: E2567
  Office Hours: T: 4 – 6 p.m., W: 2 – 4 p.m., & by appt.
  College: CAS

My teaching focus within communication is interpersonal and family relationships, communication theory, health in interpersonal contexts, mediation and conflict, and listening. My primary goal as an instructor is to empower students with communication skills that will help them navigate life with greater understanding and competence within their close relationships and workplace.

My research interests include romantic conflict, relational dissolution, self disclosure within friendships, jealousy, uncertainty, and motherhood and birth communication. The goal of my research is to produce practical applications for individuals who are experiencing turmoil or uncertainty in close relationships.