Falon Kartch

Falon F. Kartch

Ph.D. Student, 3rd year

e-mail: ffkartch@uwm.edu
Curriculum Vitae: PDF

Degrees:

M.A., Department of Communication, Northern Illinois University, 2009
B.A., Department of Communication and Department of Political Science, Northern Illinois University, 2007

Focus of Graduate Studies:

Doctoral student in interpersonal communication with an emphasis on marital/family communication.

Research Interests:

My research focuses on the experiences of nontraditional family types, including stepfamilies, nonresidential mothering, and LGBT families. I am interested in how familial bonds are formed and maintained over time. I am also interested in how various populations define what it means to be “family.”

Teaching Experiences:

COMMUN 401: Communicating in Marital/Family Relationships (Fall 2010 – Present)
PEACEST 201: Introduction to Conflict Resolution/Peace Studies (Fall 2009 – Present)
COMS 303: Introduction to Interpersonal Communication (Spring 2009)
COMS 100: Public Speaking (Fall 2007 – Fall 2008)

Relevant Activities:

Vice-President, Graduate Advisory Committee (Fall 2011)
Vice-President, Graduate Advisory Committee (Fall 2010)

Recent Publications:

Burrell, N., Kartch, F., Allen, M., & Hill, C. (in press). A meta-analysis of demand/withdraw interaction patterns. In N. Burrell, M. Allen, R. Preiss, and B. Gayle (Eds.), Research on Conflict: Advances Through Meta-Analysis. Mahwah, NJ: Taylor and Francis.

Allen, M., Dilbeck, K., England, N., Herrman, A., Kartch, F., Kim, J., Kulovitz, K., Lau, A., Maier, M., May, A., McNallie, J., Omori, K., & Shoji, K. (in press). Test of a causal model for sexual harassment using data from a meta-analysis. In N. Burrell, M. Allen, R. Preiss, and B. Gayle (Eds.), Research on Conflict: Advances Through Meta-Analysis. Mahwah, NJ: Taylor and Francis.

Henningsen, D. D., Kartch, F., Orr, N., & Brown, A. (2010). The perceptions of verbal and nonverbal flirting cues in cross-sex interactions. Human Communication, 12, 371-381.

Conference Presentations:

Kartch, F. (2011, October 14). "Maybe I forgive you and maybe I don’t": Relational transgressions and forgiveness as portrayed in The Vampire Diaries. Paper presented at the 2011 Midwest Popular Culture Association Conference, Milwaukee, WI.

Kartch, F. (2011, November). Turning points in development of “family” in stepfamilies,. Paper submitted to the 2011 National Communication Association Convention, New Orleans.

Kartch, F. (2011, November). An ethnographic examination of gossip in a small organization: Coalitions and conflict escalation. Paper submitted to the 2011 National Communication Association Convention, New Orleans.

Maier, M., Turkiewicz, K., Kartch, F., Dindia, K., & Allen, M. (2011, November). Sex differences in same-sex friendships: A meta-analysis. Paper presented to the 2011 National Communication Association Convention, New Orleans.

Herrman, A., Omachinski, K., Kartch, F., & Burrell, N. (2011, November). The displacement of blame in conflict: The use of internal and external attributions in The Real Housewives of New York City. Paper submitted to the 2011 National Communication Association Convention, New Orleans.

Ahn, S., Dilbeck, K., Glocka, J., Grimes, D., Herrman, A., Kartch, F., Maier, M., Maloney, J., Omori, K., Stache, L., Tenzek, K., Zoromski, A., Burrell, N. (2011, November). Managing conflict while owning a small business: Saving face and figure in a health club. Paper submitted to the 2011 National Communication Association Convention, New Orleans.

Kartch, F. (2010, November). Twilight takes a bite out of feminism. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Convention, San Francisco.

Kartch, F. (2009, November 12). ‘Live from New York… It’s parody and the female political candidate. Presented at the National Communication Association Conference, Chicago, IL.

Kartch, F. (2009, February 28). Conflict escalation: Coalitions and gossip. Presented at the 11th Annual Chicago Ethnography Conference, Evanston, IL.