Esther Liu, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor of Communication
On Faculty since 2016

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Education

Ph.D., Northwestern University, Communication Studies

M.A., Northwestern University, Communication Studies

B.A., Northwestern University, Communication Studies and Psychology


Memberships in Professional Societies

  • National Communication Association

Refereed Articles

Liu, E., & Roloff, M. E. (2016). Regret for complaint withholding. Communication Quarterly, 64, 72-92.

Liu, E., & Roloff, M. E. (2015). Stress in serial arguments: Implications of seeking mutual resolution, listening, and partner hostility. Argumentation and Advocacy, 52, 61-74.

Roloff, M. E., & Liu, E. (2015). Conflict avoidance. In C. R. Berger, & M. E. Roloff (Eds.), The International Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Communication, pp. 1-9, Blackwell-Wiley.

Liu, E., & Roloff, M. E. (2015). To avoid or not to avoid: When emotions overflow. Communication Research Reports, 32, 332-339.

Roloff, M. E., & Liu, E. (2015). Maladaptive sequences. In C.R. Berger, & M. E. Roloff (Eds.), The International Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Communication, pp. 1-21, Blackwell-Wiley.

Liu, E., & Roloff, M. E. (2015). Exhausting silence: Emotional costs of withholding complaints. Negotiation and Conflict Management Research, 8, 25-40.

Galvin, K. M., & Liu, E. (2014). Disturbing arguments: Treatment decision making when a female adolescent confronts fertility-threatening cancer. In C. Palczewski (Ed.), The Functions of Argument and Social context: Selected Works from the 18th NCA/AFA Alta Conference on Argumentation (pp. 136-142). New York: Taylor and Francis.

Braithwaite, D. O., Galvin, K. M., Chiles, B., & Liu, E. (2013). Family communication. In Patricia Moy (Ed.), Oxford Bibliographies in Communication. New York: Oxford University Press.

Galvin, K. M., & Liu, E. (2013). DNA of a family: Testing social bonds and genetic ties. The American Journal of Bioethics, 13(5), 52-53.

Conference Papers

Liu, E., & Roloff, M. E. Listening well: Stressor or stress-reliever? National Communication Association, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2015.

Liu, E., & Roloff, M. E. When ignoring you is exhausting: Costs of withholding complaints. National Communication Association, Chicago, IL, 2014.

Liu, E., & Roloff, M. E. Holding your peace or just withholding? International Communication Association, Seattle, WA, 2014.

Liu, E., & Roloff, M. E. Avoidance in conflicts: An investigation of individual health. Sooner Communication Conference, Norman, OK. (Top Paper Award).

Liu, E., & Roloff, M. E. To avoid or not to avoid, National Communication Association, D. C., 2013.

Roloff, M. E., & Liu, E. The perceived functionality of withholding complaints about intimates, Association for Psychological Science Convention, D.C, 2013.

Galvin, K., & Liu, E. Disturbing arguments: Treatment decision making when a female adolescent confronts fertility-threatening cancer, Alta Argumentation Conference, Alta, UT, 2013.

Liu, E. Listening to the silenced: Voices of people with disabilities, National Communication Association, New Orleans, LA, 2011.

Liu, E. Family identity construction through discussions of disabilities, Central States Communication Association, Madison, WI, 2011.

Liu, E., Deutsch, A., & DeMark, H. Racial and ethnic differences in outcomes of inpatient stroke rehabilitation in the United States, American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine, Montreal, Canada, 2010.

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