Assistant Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Office: 226 Grehan
Email: kelly.mcaninch [at] uky.edu
Personal Website: http://comm.uky.edu/mcaninch
Ph.D. 2015, University of Illinois
Kelly McAninch (Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) is an assistant professor 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.
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Refereed Journal Article
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, 16, 285-302. doi:10.1080/15267431.2016.1182534
Knobloch, L.K., McAninch, K.G., Abendschein, B., Ebata, A.T., & McGlaughlin, P.C. (2016). Relational turbulence among military couples after reunion following deployment. Personal Relationships, 23, 742-758. doi:10.1111/pere.12148
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, 64, 232-250. 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
Caughlin, J. P., & McAninch, K. G. (2015). 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. (2015). 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., Wehrman, E., & Abendschein, B. (2107, November). The prevalence of help seeking and help provision in online military discussion forums: Identifying sequences of advice giving. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Dallas, TX.
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 studentsÃ¤Ã³Â» long distance coping with a family memberÃ¤Ã³Â»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 cohabitersÃ¤Ã³Â» 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 confidantsÃ¤Ã³Â» 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).Ã¤Ã³Ã¬It makes it more romantic and it just feels betterÃ¤Ã³ : 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.