Valerie Cronin-Fisher

  Assistant Professor
  708-235-7384ext. 7384
  Office Location: E2567
  Office Hours: Tue. 9 - 11 a.m. (Online), Thu. 3 - 6 p.m., or by appt.
  College: CAS

Human Communication - Minor
Communication Media and Performance - Master of Arts
Communication Media and Performance
Communication - Master of Arts
Communication - Bachelor of Arts
Division of Arts and Letters



Interpersonal Communication
Conflict Management
Research Methods
Communication Theory



Ph.D., Communication, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (May 2018)
M.A., Communication, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (May 2014)
B.A., Communication Studies, Elmhurst College (May 2012)


"My teaching interests consist of interpersonal and family communication, research methods, communication theory, and conflict management. 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 times of transition and things that make us uncomfortable in close relationships. Specifically, I have done research in the areas of: romantic conflict, relational dissolution, self disclosure within friendships, jealousy in friendships, uncertainty in friendships and romantic relationships, political difference within couples, 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. I encourage graduate and undergraduate students to contact me if they are interested in participating in my existing projects or to start new ones."

- Valerie Cronin-Fisher

Curriculum Vitae