Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2004
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DR. JORDAN SOLIZ, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR AND DIRECTOR OF GRADUATE STUDIES, studies communication and intergroup processes primarily in personal and family relationships, with a current emphasis on multiethnic families, interfaith families, and grandparent-grandchild relationships. Dr. Soliz also investigates family's role in shaping worldviews including general assumptions about the nature of world (e.g., justice, benevolence), attitudes and orientations toward others, civic engagement, and pro/anti social behavior. In addition to various edited volumes, his recent work has been published in Communication Monographs, Communication Quarterly, Journal of Family Communication, Journal of Marriage and Family, Journal of Language and Social Psychology. Dr. Soliz is the current chair of the Interpersonal and Small Group Division of the Central States Communication Association.


Soliz, J. (2010). Family as an intergroup domain. In H. Giles, J. Harwood, & S. Reid (Eds.), The dynamics of intergroup communication (pp. 181-194).New York: Peter Lang.

Soliz, J., Thorson, A., & Rittenour, C. E. (2009). Communicative correlates of satisfaction, family identity, and group salience in multiracial/ethnic families. Journal of Marriage and Family, 71, 819-832.

Soliz, J., & Giles, H. (2009). Language and communicationIn C.R. Berger, M.E. Roloff, & D. Roskos-Ewolsen (Eds.), The new SAGE handbook of communication science (pp. 75-92)Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Soliz, J., & Harwood, J. (2006). Shared family identity, age salience, and intergroup contact: Investigation of the grandparent-grandchild relationship.Communication Monographs, 73, 87-107.