Kelly Rossetto, Ph.D.
full time faculty - communication department
Kelly Rossetto has a Ph.D. from the University of Texas at Austin, an M.A. from the University of Montana, and a B.A. from the University of California, Davis. She joined the Boston College Communication department in 2009, and has since been teaching courses in Research Methods, Family Communication, and Communication, Stress, and Coping.
Dr. Rossetto's research interests involve interpersonal and family communication, with a focus on stress, coping, and support. Her most recent work centers on relational coping and resilience during military deployment. “Relational Coping during Deployment: Managing Communication and Connection in Relationships” was recently published in Personal Relationships. Dr. Rossetto is also currently studying supportive communication in other contexts, including parent-child relationships and through social networking sites (e.g., Facebook). While communication surrounding stressful events is her primary area of inquiry, Dr. Rossetto is also interested in the potential therapeutic value of qualitative research interviews and participation. She will be publishing her viewpoints on this topic in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. You can also find Dr. Rossetto’s work published in Western Journal of Communication, Communication Quarterly, AIDSCare, and Cancer Nursing.