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Katie Neary Dunleavy
Assistant Professor

Contact Information
Office: Com Center 227A
Phone: 215-951-3520

Katie is an Assistant Professor in the Communication Department at La Salle University, and she teaches a variety of courses in the Communication Management track. Her main research interest is in instructional communication, and she is able to apply that knowledge to various committees she is on at the university (e.g. department assessment committee, university faculty development committee, etc.). Katie is also active in both the National Communication Association (NCA) and the Eastern Communication Association (ECA).

Areas of Expertise

  • Instructional Communication
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Family Communication


  • Ph.D., Communication Studies, West Virginia University
  • M.A., Communication Theory and Research, West Virginia University
  • B.A., Communication Studies, West Virginia Wesleyan College


  • Applied Communication Theory
  • Interpersonal Communication and Leadership
  • Group and Team Communication



  • Dunleavy, K. N., Wanzer, M. B., Krezmien, E., Ruppel, K. (2011). Daughters’ perceptions of communication with their fathers: The role of skill similarity and co-orientation in relationship satisfaction. Communication Studies, 62, 581-596. DOI: 10.1080/10510974.2011.599893.
  • Dunleavy, K. N., & Martin, M. M. (2010). Instructors’ and students’ perspectives of student nagging: Frequency, appropriateness, and effectiveness. Communication Research Reports, 27, 310-319.
  • Dunleavy, K. N., Chory, R. M., & Goodboy, A. K. (2010). Responses to deception in the workplace: Perceptions of credibility, power, and trustworthiness. Communication Studies, 61, 239-255.


  • Dunleavy , K. N., & Dougherty, K. (April, 2011). “’When is it over?’: Marital partners’ perceptions of effective repair. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Communication Association, Arlington, VA.
  • Dunleavy, K. N., & Freeman, A. (November, 2009). Graduate teaching assistants’ facetime: The how, when, and effects of facetime. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Chicago.
  • Dunleavy, K. N., Weber, K. D., & Martin, M. M. (April, 2009). Application of the Theory of Planned Behavior to the college classroom. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Communication Association, Philadelphia.

Pamela Lannutti, Ph.D.

Pamela Lannutti, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Director

Professional and Business Communication
Department of Communication
1900 West Olney Avenue - South Campus
Philadelphia, PA 19141 USA
Phone: 215.951.1935
Fax: 215.951.5043

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