Meet the Faculty
Assistant Professor of Communication
- Ph.D. Communication, Arizona State University, 2014
- M.A. Communication, San Diego State University, 2010
- B.A. Communication, Spanish, Westmont College, 2006
- Communication Research Methods
- Communication Theory
- Interpersonal Communication
- Relational Communication
- Family Communication
- Health Communication
- Honoree, Top Dissertation Award, Communication and Aging Division of the National Communication Association
- Recipient, Pepperdine Cross-Disciplinary/Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research Grant
- Member, International Association for Relational Research
- Member & Chapter Advisor, Lambda Pi Eta
- Member, National Communication Association
- Member, Western States Communication Association
- social media communication among new mothers
- how families use communication to practice resilience during significant health traumas
- transforming communication in the family caregiving context
- Amaro, L. M. (2015). Convincing family caregivers to participate in research: "Does that count as caregiving?". Journal of Applied Communication, 43, 1-4. doi: 10.1080/00909882.2015.1019547
- Amaro, L. M. (in press). Dyadic effects of gratitude on burden, conflict, and contribution in the family caregiver and sibling relationship. Journal of Applied Communication..
- Amaro, L. M., & Miller, K. I. (2016). Discussion, contribution, and perceived (in)gratitude in the family caregiver and sibling relationship. Personal Relationships, 23, 98-110. doi: 10.1111/pere.12113
- Miller, K., & Amaro, L. M. (2015). Caregiving and siblings: Three stories. Electronic Journal of Communication, 25.
- Amaro, L. M. (2012). Diagnosing Dr. House: Codependency, agency, and Third Wave contradiction. Western Journal of Communication, 76, 520-535.
- Amaro, L. M. (2012). Human communication in society (3rd ed.): Instructor's manual. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.