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Kelly McAninch

Lecturer, Director of Undergraduate Studies


Office: 226 Grehan

Phone: 859-323-4334

Email: kelly.mcaninch [at] uky.edu

Personal Website: http://comm.uky.edu/mcaninch

Education
Ph.D. 2015, University of Illinois

Specialties
Interpersonal Communication

Bio
Kelly McAninch (Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) is a lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Communication. She teaches several interpersonal communication and close relationships courses and serves as the course director for COM 252. Her program of research seeks to illuminate how individuals manage conversations about difficult topics, particularly discussions between romantic partners about relationship issues.

Curriculum Vitae


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Courses Taught

A course designed to give the student platform experience in the fundamentals of effective speaking.
This writing intensive course examines basic verbal and nonverbal concepts affecting the communication process between individuals in various interpersonal contexts. Course also requires participation in written and oral activities designed to develop and improve interpersonal skills. Topics may include: perspective-taking, relationship and conversation management, effective listening, conflict management, communication climate, communication anxiety, and cultural/gender differences in interpersonal communicatiion.
Examines current theory and research on the nature and development of interpersonal communication ability. Topics include: understanding strategic communicative relational communication elements, and cultural and institutional influences on the development of interpersonal communication.
Focuses on describing and explaining communication processes that occur within the context of close relationships. Three general topic areas include: (1) developing and escalating relationships, (2) satisfying relationships, and (3) coping with relational challenges.
Provides an overview of research and theory related to the “dark side” of interpersonal communication and relationships. This course will cover topics such as secrets, bullying, cyberstalking, verbal abuse, and revenge between romantic partners, family members, friends,and sometimes strangers.

Refereed Journal Article

Knobloch, L.K., McAninch, K.G., Abendschein, B., Ebata, A.T., & McGlaughlin, P.C. (in press). Relational turbulence among military couples after reunion following deployment. Personal Relationships.

Middleton, A. V., McAninch, K. G, Pusateri, K. B., & Delaney, A. L. (2016). "You just gotta watch what you say in those situations": A normative model of confidant communication surrounding sexual assault disclosure. Communication Quarterly. Advance online publication. doi:10.1080/01463373.2015.1103290

Basinger, E., Wehrman, E., Delaney, A., & McAninch, K. G. (2015). A grounded theory of students' long-distance coping with a family member's cancer. Qualitative Health Research, 25, 1085-1098. doi:10.1177/1049732315576710

Basinger, E.D., Wehrman, E.C., & McAninch, K.G. (2016). Grief communication and privacy rules: Examining the communication of individuals bereaved by the death of a family member. Journal of Family Communication. Advance online publication. doi:10.1080/15267431.2016.1182534

Handbook chapters:

Caughlin, J. P., & McAninch, K. G. (in press). Relational communication ideals and standards. In C. R. Berger & M. E. Roloff (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Communication. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. [4,000 words]

Knobloch, L. K., & McAninch, K. G. (in press). Relational uncertainty. In C. R. Berger & M. E. Roloff (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Communication. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons. [4,000 words]

Knobloch, L. K., & McAninch, K. G. (2014). Uncertainty management. In P. Cobley & P. Schultz (Series Ed.), Handbook of Communication Sciences: Interpersonal Communication (pp. 297-319). Berlin, Germany: Mouton De Gruyter.

Refereed conference papers:

McAninch, K.G. (2016, November). Dyadic effects in relationship talk: Associations with relational uncertainty, threat, indirect communication, and topic and behavioral avoidance. Paper accepted at annual meeting of National Communication Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Basinger, E., Wehrman, E., Delaney, A., & McAninch, K. G. (2014, November). College studentsäó» long distance coping with a family memberäó»s cancer diagnosis and treatment. Paper accepted at annual meeting of National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

McAninch, K.G. (2014, November). The process of relationship talk. Paper accepted at annual meeting of National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

McAninch, K. G., Delaney, A., & Reyna, X. (2013, October). Actor-partner effects in the association between relational uncertainty and difficulty in discussing family planning. Paper presented at mini-conference of International Association for Relationship Research, Louisville, KY.

McAninch, K., Middleton, A., Pusateri, K., Delaney, A., & Beley, J. (2012, July). Privacy rules between sexual assault survivors and confidants. Paper presented at the annual meeting of International Association for Relationship Research, Chicago, IL.

McAninch, K. G., & Pusateri, K. (2012, November). Young, first-time cohabitersäó» discursive struggles and meanings for cohabitation. Paper presented at the annual meeting of National Communication Association, Orlando, FL.

Middleton, A.V., McAninch, K., Pusateri, K. B., Delaney, A. L., & Beley, J. (2012, May). A normative approach to confidantsäó» experiences in the context of sexual assault disclosure. Paper presented at the annual meeting of International Communication Association, Phoenix, AZ.

Delaney, A., McAninch, K., & Sharabi, L. (2011, November).äóìIt makes it more romantic and it just feels betteräó : Motivations and relational outcomes in the suggestion to stop using condoms. Paper presented at the annual meeting of National Communication Association, New Orleans, LA.

McAninch, K. G. (2010, April). Discursive struggles and cohabitation: What cohabitation means to young, non-cohabiting relational partners. Paper presented at the meeting of Central States Communication Association, Cincinnati, OH.