Emily M. Cramer
Ph.D. Student, 3rd year
M.A., DePaul University, Department of Communication, 2008
B.A., Marquette University, Department of Communication & Department of Liberal Arts, 2002
Focus of Graduate Studies:
Doctoral student in health communication with a current emphasis hospice, palliative care, end-of-life communication, breaking bad news, spirituality, risk behavior, patient advocacy, use of technology.
During my 2012-2013 fellowship year, I will be focusing on how the use of technology might impact/influence health locus of control beliefs among families and across cultures. I am also interested in what message types might be most effective for patients considering hospice care.
My coursework is preparing me to teach all levels of courses related to interpersonal relationships, health communication, and small group communication. I have taught Interpersonal Communication (UWM-COMMUN 101) as well as Small Group Communication (DePaul University-COM 212). In the 2012-2013 academic year, I work with students as a tutor in the university’s Writing Center.
- Recipient, Distinguished Graduate Student Fellowship, 2012-2013 Academic Year, John Paul Jones Scholarship, 2012
- Manuscript Reviewer, Communication Quarterly, Spring 2013
- Paper Reviewer, Communication Theory Interest Group, Central States Communication Association, Fall 2012
- President, Communication Graduate Student Council, Department of Communication, UW–Milwaukee, 2012
- Hospice Volunteer, Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter, 2011 to present
Cramer, E.M. & Tenzek, K.E. (2012). The chaplain profession from the employer perspective: An analysis of hospice chaplain job advertisements. Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy, 18, 133-150.
Cramer, E.M., Tenzek, K.T., Allen, M. (in press). Translating spiritual care in the chaplain profession. Manuscript accepted to Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling.
Cramer, E.M., & Ruiz, A. (2013, April). Topic avoidance in close friendships: An exploratory study. Top Student Paper accepted to the Central States Communication Association, Interpersonal & Small Group Division, Kansas City, MO.
Cramer, E.M., & Tenzek, K.E. (2013, April). Spirituality, social support, and the communicative role of the chaplain in veteran populations. Paper accepted to the Central States Communication Association, Health Communication Division, Kansas City, MO
Song, H., Cramer, E.M., McRoy, S., & May, A. (2013, April). Information needs, seeking behaviors, and support among low-income expectant women. Top Paper accepted to the Central States Communication Association 2013 Convention, Health Communication Division, Kansas City, MO