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Rachel McLaren becomes associate professor in the Dept. of Communication Studies at the University of Iowa

Rachel McLaren, PhD 2008, was recently granted tenure and promotion to the rank of associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Iowa! Rachel’s research seeks to clarify the interplay of communication, cognition, and emotion in response to significant experiences, such as hurtful interactions, within personal relationships. She also examines how relationship and situational characteristics influence people’s ability to process relational messages. In the classroom, Rachel teaches courses on communication and conflict and the dark side of interpersonal communication.  While at Penn State, Rachel completed her MA under the direction of Professor Dennis Gouran, and her PhD was supervised by Professor Denise Solomon.

Congratulations, Rachel! We are Penn State proud!!