Kaitlin Phillips

College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Languages, Philosophy and Communication Studies

Kaitlin E. Phillips (Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln) is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies in the Languages, Philosophy, andCommunication Studies Department at Utah State University, where she also serves as Co-Director of the CMST Graduate Program. She researches the interplay between family and personal identity focusing on how people create family identity and solidarity, and the perceptions of difference in relational quality across family members. Her work has been featured in journals such as Journal of Communication, Communication Monographs,Journal of Family Communication, Western Journal of Communication, and Southern Communication Journal. She has won top paper awards at theCentral States Communication Association conference and the National Communication Association conference. She also received the University ofNebraska’s Presidential Fellowship. She has served as the Secretary of the CSCA Interpersonal and Small Group Communication Interest Group, andChair of the CSCA Interpersonal and Family Communication Interest Group, and currently serves as the secretary of the Family Communication Division at the National Communication Association.