Katie LaPlant Turkiewicz

Ph.D. Student, 4th Year

Office: Johnston Hall, Room 335
Phone: 414-229-4261
e-mail: laplant@uwm.edu
Curriculum Vitae: PDF


M.A., Communication, UW - Milwaukee
B.A., Corporate Communication and Public Affairs, Southern Methodist University

Focus of Graduate Studies & Research Interests:

Doctoral student in interpersonal and health communication with an emphasis on technology, conflict, and interpersonal relationships.

I am quite opportunistic in my research agenda and have enjoyed several different recent projects including a study of online romantic cyber-vetting behaviors, college students' perceptions of sexual risk behaviors, stepmother/stepdaughter relational maintenance behaviors, and a meta-analysis of intimacy in same-sex friendships. Currently, I am working on expanding my romantic cyber-vetting project, a critique of theoretical approaches to interpersonal forgiveness, and a study of cyberchondria behaviors.

Teaching Experience:

Commun 101: Interpersonal Communication
Commun 103: Introduction to Public Speaking
Commun 105: Business and Professional Communication
Commun 313: Human Communication and Technology (online)

Professional Experience:

Learning Coordinator – Systems Education and Documentation, Johnsonville Sausage LLC, Sheboygan Falls, WI
Marketing Assistant, WestLB Asset Management (USA) LLC, Chicago, IL
Public Affairs Account Executive, Jasculca/Terman & Associates, Chicago, IL

Recent Publications:

Turkiewicz, K. L., Kim, J., Tenzek, K. E., & Herrman, A. R. (2010). Behind the scenes: Life as an editorial assistant. Communication Monographs, 77, 452-459.

Turkiewicz, K. L., & Allen, M. (in press). Mediating environmental issues. In N. Burrell, M. Allen, R. Preiss, & B. Gayle (Eds.), Managing Interpersonal Conflict: Advances Through Meta-Analysis. Mahweh, NJ: Taylor and Francis.

Venetis, M. K., Robinson, J. D., Turkiewicz, K. L., & Allen, M. (2009). An evidence base for patient-centered cancer care: A meta-analysis of studies of observed communication between cancer specialists and their patients. Patient Education and Counseling, 77, 379-383.

Turkiewicz, K. L. (2009). [Review of the book Made to break: Technology and obsolescence in America]. Rhetoric and Public Affairs, 12, 482-484.

Casey, M. K., Timmerman, L., Allen, M., Krahn, S., & Turkiewicz, K. L. (2009). Response and self-efficacy of condom use: A meta-analysis of this important element of AIDS education and prevention. Southern Communication Journal, 74, 57-78.