Welcome to the School of Communication.

Dr. Aimee Ott

Associate Professor
  • CURRENT COURSES
  • COM 297.Sec 001 Communication Research MethodsDownload Syllabus
  • COM 474.Sec 001 Seminar In Interpersonal CommunicationDownload Syllabus
  • COM 390.Sec 002 Topics in Contemporary CommunicationDownload Syllabus
  • TEACHING INTERESTS
  • Interpersonal communication Family communication Dark side of interpersonal communication Communication research methods
  • RESEARCH INTERESTS
  • The communicative management of information and identity. I have studied this in a variety of contexts (e.g. post-divorce relationships; parent-child relationships; women’s decision-making about health; relational aggression), from a variety of theories (e.g. Communication Privacy Management Theory; Facework Theory; Relational Dialectics Theory), and conceptually via turning points, technology, social support, and communication rules.
  • Ph D Interpersonal and Family Communication/Instructional Communication - 2007
  • University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • Dissertation/Thesis topic: Communication Privacy Management of Coparents Concerning Post-Divorce Dating
  • MA Interpersonal Communication - 2002
  • California State University
  • Fullerton
  • Dissertation/Thesis topic: Sharing and Satisfaction: Orientation to Self- Disclosure as Predictor of Marital Satisfaction
  • BS Speech Communication - 2000
  • Northern Arizona University
  • SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
  • Houston, D., Gjesfjeld, C., Miller-Ott, C., Gholson, T., Schaeffer, L., & Brown, M. (2016). Higher Education as the Lifeline to Social Mobility for Former Foster Youth: A Comprehensive Needs and Assets Assessment. Normal, IL: Center for Child Welfare and Adoption Studies.
  • PRESENTATIONS
  • Gjesfjeld, C., Houston, D., Miller-Ott, A., & Gholson, T. (2016). Former Foster Youth in College: A Needs and Assets Assessment. American Educational Research Association (AERA), Unit: Division J - Postsecondary Education; Section: Division J - Section 2b: College Student Success and Outcomes.
  • FUNDED GRANTS
  • Humanities Center Faculty Fellow
  • “Seeking Love after Divorce” for “Love and Desire” Humanities Seminar
  • 2013
  • Excellence in Teaching Award
  • National Society of Leadership and Success, University of Hartford
  • 2012