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. Dr. Rossetto's research interests involve interpersonal and family communication, with a focus on coping and support. She asks questions about how people communicate with others during stressful events (e.g., deployment, illness, death, relationship dissolution). Her doctoral dissertation was titled, "'You Can Freak Out or Deal with It': Military Wives' Perspectives on Communication and Family Resilience, Coping, and Support During Deployment." She is also interested in research methods, specifically qualitative interviewing techniques and the potential therapeutic value of research participation. You can find Dr. Rossetto’s work published in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, AIDS Care, and Cancer Nursing.
Dr. Rossetto is currently teaching courses in research methods and family communication.