Faculty Profile for Dr. Lindsay Marie Timmerman

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Dr. Lindsay Marie Timmerman
Associate Professor — Department of Communication Studies
Program Faculty — Department of Communication Studies
CENT 205
phone: (512) 245-2165

Biography Section

Biography and Education

I grew up in Milwaukee, and I’m a graduate of UW-Milwaukee’s communication department. I earned my BA and my MA there, and then moved to Austin where I earned my doctorate from the University of Texas. I loved living in Austin, but was also excited to return home after earning my PhD, when I was magically reunited with my family, friends, and UWM. After spending 17 years back in Milwaukee, I have once again made the cross-country trek to Texas! I started my new position at Texas State University in Fall 2017, and I'm looking forward to this new adventure.

Teaching Interests

Relational Communication, Family Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Dark Side of Communication, Communication & Emotion, Under-Studied Close Relationships

Research Interests

Close Relationships (couples, families, friendships); Difficult, Taboo, or Stigmatized Self-Disclosure; Under-Studied Relationships; Long-Distance Relationships; Dark Side (e.g., hurtful messages, hazing, jealousy)

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Kartch, F., & Timmerman, L. M. (n.d.). Flying under the radar: Finstas and nonresidential parenting. In Going behind closed doors: Case studies in family communication.
  • Kartch, F., & Timmerman, L. M. (2015). Nonresidential parenting and new media technologies: A double-edged sword. In C. J. Bruess (Ed.), Family communication in the age of digital and social media (pp. 447–468). New York: Peter Lang.
  • McCornack, S., Parcell, E., Timmerman, L. M., Baker, B. A., Cronin-Fisher, V., Dorsett, N. A., … Peck, B. (2015). Reflect and relate: An introduction to interpersonal communication. Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martins.
  • Kwiatkowski, J., Burrell, N. A., Timmerman, L. M., & Allen, M. R. (2014). Meta-Analysis of sex differences in process and outcome: Satisfaction with divorce mediation. In N. A. Burrell, M. R. Allen, B. Gayle, & R. Preiss (Eds.), Managing Interpersonal Conflict: Advances through Meta-Analysis (pp. 140–157). New York, NY, USA: Routledge.
  • Mullane, R., Burrell, N. A., Allen, M. R., & Timmerman, L. M. (2014). Victim-offender mediation: A meta-analysis. In N. A. Burrell, M. R. Allen, B. Gayle, & R. Preiss (Eds.), Managing interpersonal conflict: Advances through meta-analysis (pp. 106–124). New York: Routledge.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Distinguished Article Award, National Communication Association, Family Communication Division. November 2017
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Winning Team, CoSearch Research Competition, Texas State University. September 2017
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Accessibility Resource Center (ARC) Excellence Award (2014-2015), UW-Milwaukee Accessibility Resource Center. May 2015
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Wisconsin Humane Society Kindness Award. 2011
  • Award / Honor Recipient: UWM Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award (2007-2008), University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. October 2008

Selected Grants

  • Miller, Joshua Holman (Principal), Timmerman, Lindsay Marie (Co-Principal). Managing disclosure of stigmatized identities: Examining disclosure decisions of LGBTQ+ immigrants, Research Enhancement Program Grant, Texas State University, $16000. (Submitted: 2018, Funded: 2019). Grant.
  • Timmerman, Lindsay Marie, Peterson, Jennifer L.. Families coping with HIV: The impact of a mother’s HIV infection, Research Growth Initiative Grant, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, $139000. (Funded: 2006 - 2008). Grant.
  • Timmerman, Lindsay Marie, Maguire, K. C., Sahlstein, E. M.. A turning points analysis of stress, communication, and coping throughout the separation process, JFMilne Publications Grant, $1000. (Funded: 2004 - 2005). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Graduate Program Orientation/Mentorship Subcommittee
Graduate Program Assessment Subcommittee
Environment and Sustainability Committee
Mindfulness and Writing Group
College Review Group (Alternate)