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I am a professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Illinois. I joined the department in 2002 after earning my Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.

Research Interests

interpersonal communication
health communication

Professional Information

I study how people communicate within close relationships. More specifically, I examine how people's communication both shapes and reflects the ways they think about their relationships. I have focused on times of transition because individuals are more aware of their relationships when those relationships are in flux.

My most recent work focuses on (a) how military families communicate after being reunited following deployment, and (b) how romantic couples communicate following a depression diagnosis. Both lines of research provide important insights into how to help people have more satisfying relationships.

Education

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin at Madison, 2001
B.A., St. Norbert College, De Pere, Wisconsin, 1996
M.A., University of Wisconsin at Madison, 1998

Honors & Awards

Charles H. Woolbert Research Award, National Communication Association (Fall 2018)
Alumni Award, Distinguished Achievement in Social Sciences, St. Norbert College (Fall 2016)
Golden Anniversary Monograph Award, National Communication Association (Fall 2012)
Franklin H. Knower Article Award, Interpersonal Communication Division, National Communication Association (Fall 2011)
John Garrison Award for the Analysis of Interpersonal Communication in Applied Settings, Interpersonal Communication Division, International Communication Association (Spring 2011)
University Scholar Award, University of Illinois (Fall 2015)
Centennial Scholar Award, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Illinois (Fall 2013)
Early Career Award, Interpersonal Communication Division, National Communication Association (Fall 2008)
Article Award, International Association for Relationship Research (Summer 2012)
Dean's Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Illinois (2008-09)
Gerald R. Miller Award for Early Career Achievement, International Association for Relationship Research (Summer 2008)
Distinguished Article Award, Communication and Social Cognition Division, National Communication Association (Fall 2007)
Dissertation Award, Interpersonal Communication Division, International Communication Association (Spring 2002)

Teaching

CMN 230: Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
CMN 231: Communication and Conflict
CMN 437: Communication in Personal Relationships
CMN 529: Communication and Relationship Development
CMN 529: Measurement in Communication Research
CMN 529: Uncertainty in Relationships

Office Address

3001 Lincoln Hall, MC-456
702 S Wright Street
Urbana IL 61801

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Research Output

Evaluating the effectiveness of REBOOT Combat Recovery: A faith-based combat trauma resiliency program

Knobloch, L., Owens, J. L., Matheson, L. N. & Dodson, M. B., Jul 4 2019, In : Military Psychology. 31, 4, p. 306-314 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • A grounded theory of online coping by parents of military service members

    Basinger, E. D. & Knobloch, L., Jun 1 2018, In : Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. 35, 5, p. 702-721 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Communication in Online Forums About the Experience and Management of Relational Uncertainty in Military Life

    Knobloch, L. K., Basinger, E. D., Abendschein, B., Wehrman, E. C., Monk, J. K. & McAninch, K. G., Jan 2 2018, In : Journal of Family Communication. 18, 1, p. 13-31 19 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Communication of military couples during deployment predicting generalized anxiety upon reunion

    Knobloch, L. K., Knobloch-Fedders, L. M. & Yorgason, J. B., Feb 1 2018, In : Journal of Family Psychology. 32, 1, p. 12-21 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle