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Kendra Knight

Kendra Knight holds an MA and PhD from the Hugh Downs School of Human Communication at Arizona State University (Tempe). She earned her BA in Speech Communication at Baker University. She joined the DePaul faculty in 2014.

Major Research Interests

  • Dyadic patterns of domestic labor conflict
  • Communication, goals, and sense-making in non-committed sexual relationships
  • Human communication as a dynamic system

Selected Course Offerings

  • RELC 211 Interpersonal Communication
  • CMNS 582 Quantitative Research Methods
  • RELC 500 Relational Communication Theory
  • RELC 511 Special Topics: Work/Life Communication

Selected Publications

  • Knight, K. (2014). Communicative dilemmas in emerging adults’ friends with benefits relationships: Challenges to relational talk. Emerging Adulthood, 2(4). doi: 10.1177/2167696814549598
  • Knight, K. & Wiedmaier, B. (2015). Emerging adults’ casual sexual involvements and the ideal worker norm. In A. Martinez & L. Miller (Eds.), Challenging Social Norms & Gender Marginalization in a Transitional Era. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
  • Mongeau, P.A., Knight, K., Williams, J., Eden, J., & Shaw, C. (2013). Identifying and explicating variation among friends with benefits relationships. Journal of Sex Research,50 (1). doi:10.1080/00224499.2011.623797

Awards and Recognition

  • Gerald R. Miller Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award, 2013, National Communication Association
  • Early Career Scholars Program, 2013-2015, Work Family Researchers Network

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