Lindsey Susan Aloia

Lindsey Susan Aloia

Assistant Professor

J. William Fulbright College of Arts & Sciences


Phone: 479-575-3046

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Lindsey S. Aloia joined the faculty in 2015.  

My research focuses on elucidating the causes and consequences of verbal aggression in interpersonal associations.  Specifically, I study how qualities of interpersonal interactions, as well as individuals, shape the use of and reactions to verbally aggressive experiences.  My work considers consequential communication and illuminates the personal, relational, and health implications of verbal aggression. 

COM 4323: Communication and Conflict

COM 3323: Contemporary Communication Theory 

Ph.D., The Pennsylvania State University

2009 - 2013 

Department of Communication Arts and Sciences 

State College, Pennsylvania

Advisor: Dr. Denise H. Solomon 

M.A., University of Delaware

2007 - 2009  

Department of Communication 

Newark, Delaware

Advisor: Dr. Steven Mortenson

B. A., The College of New Jersey

2003 - 2007

Department of Communication Studies 

Department of Sociology

Ewing, New Jersey  

Aloia, L. S., & Solomon, D.  (forthcoming). Sex differences in the perceived appropriateness of receiving verbal aggression. Communication Research Reports.

Aloia, L. S., & Solomon, D.  (forthcoming). Emotions associated with verbal aggression expression and suppression. Western Journal of Communication.

Aloia, L. S. (under contract). Argumentative skills deficiency theory. In C. R. Berger & M. E. Roloff (Eds.), The International Encyclopedia of Interpersonal Communication. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley- Blackwell. 

Aloia, L. S., & Solomon, D. (under contract). From conflict to aggression: Physiological antecedents and outcomes. In J. A. Samp (Ed.), Communicating interpersonal conflict in close relationships: Contexts, challenges, and opportunities.  New York, NY: Routledge.

Aloia, L. S., & Solomon, D. (2015). Conflict intensity, family history, and physiological stress reactions to conflict within romantic relationships. Human Communication Research, 41(3), 367-389.

Aloia, L. S., & Solomon, D. (2015). The physiology of argumentative skill deficiency: Cognitive ability, emotional competence, communication qualities, and responses to conflict. Communication Monographs, 82(3), 315-338.   

Aloia, L. S., & Solomon, D.  (2015). Attachment, mental health, and verbal aggressiveness in personal relationships. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, and Trauma, 24(2), 169-184.    

2015 Collaborative Research Grant ($1500), University of Arkansas.  This award is conferred by the Office of the Provost based on a university-wide competitive review of grant proposals.     

2015 Sandra Petronio Dissertation Excellence Award, The National Communication Association.  This award is conferred by the Family Communication Division of NCA to 2 recipients per year selected from nominations evaluated on theoretical and methodological rigor. 

2015 Lambda Pi Eta Rookie Advisor of the Year, The National Communication Association.  This award is conferred by the Lambda Pi Eta Division of NCA to the advisor that has best manifested the goals of Lambda Pi Eta.