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Dr. Megan R. Dillow

Associate Professor

Curriculum Vitae
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Areas of Study:

Interpersonal Communication
Health Communication

Research Interests:

Romantic relationships and relational communication 
Relational transgressions such as opposite-sex and same-sex infidelity
Uncertainty and information management
Social influence 
Health communication campaigns

Using experimental, survey, and observational methods, Dr. Dillow conducts theoretically-driven research investigating communication between people in interpersonal relationships. Her primary research interests are focused on the “dark side” of close relationships, such as communicative responses to major relational transgressions. She most often studies the relational and communicative outcomes of sexual infidelity, including same-sex infidelity. Dr. Dillow’s secondary research interests include health communication within and outside of interpersonal contexts, including the psychological and physiological health consequences of negative relational experiences and health communication campaigns. 


B.A., The University of Virginia's College at Wise 
M.A., The University of Georgia 
Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University