Walid A. Afifi (BA, 1990, University of Iowa & PhD, 1996, University of Arizona) is Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Iowa. He is an author of over 60 articles, chapters, and books, and has served as chair of the Interpersonal Division for both the National Communication Association and the International Communication Association. His program of research revolves around uncertainty and information-management decisions and has led to the development and refinement of the Theory of Motivated Information Management. He is committed to respecting and involving the communities from which we all learn. His program of life revolves around, and the (usually) calming influence on his personal experiences of uncertainty are, his wife, their two children, and three dogs (Charles Jackson, Mashi & Maddi). He can be reached at Walidfirstname.lastname@example.org
Bethany L. Blair, PhD, is Assistant Professor in Family and Child Sciences at Florida State University. She received her doctoral degree in Human Development and Family Studies from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, where she was granted a Fulbright award to study Finnish adolescents’ use of social technology with friends and family. Her program of research examines social and emotional precursors to the development of healthy peer relationships, the ways in which children’s social technology use reflects their social and emotional ← 491 | 492 → development, and parental influences on children’s peer relationships and social technology use. She can be reached at email@example.com.
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