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Faculty Image Stephen Yoshimura
Office: LA 347
Phone: (406) 243-4951


Current Position:

Associate Professor, Director of Graduate Studies


My research program focuses on how people communicatively manage problematic events in the context of personal relationships, specifically how people manage and enact emotions related to revenge and jealousy. Recently, I have begun researching the associations between communication in personal relationships (problematic and otherwise) and physical and emotional well-being.

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Office Hours:

Variable by semester, but always by appointment.

Field Of Study:

Communication in Personal Relationships, the "Dark Side" of interpersonal communication, communication and personal and relational well-being

Research Interests:

Communication of vengeful and jealous emotion; Associations between interpersonal communicative activity and health indicators


Nonverbal Communication (COMM 202)

Communication and Health (COMM 395)


Arizona State University (Ph.D., 2002)

San Francisco State University (M.A., 1998)

Arizona State University (B.A., 1994)

Teaching Experience:

Courses Taught

COMM 410 - Communication in Personal Relationships
COMM 202 - Nonverbal Communication
COMM 241 - Persuasion
COMM 395 - Communication and Health
COMM 460 - Research Methods
COMM 510 - Seminar in Communication in Personal Relationships
COMM 512 - Seminar in Communication and Conflict


International Assocation for Relationship Research

International Communication Association

National Communication Association

Western States Communication Association

Countries Visited:

  • Italy
  • Mexico
  • British Virgin Islands