Jordan Soliz

Jordan Soliz
Director of Graduate Studies & Associate Professor, Intergroup & Family Communication Communication Studies

Ph.D., University of Kansas
Curriculum Vitae

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-racial families and interfaith families. He also investigates processes and outcomes of intergroup contact and potential communication processes that minimize outgroup attitudes (e.g., ageism) and/or buffer effects of discrimination. In addition to various edited volumes, his recent work has been published in Communication Monographs, Communication Quarterly, Communication Research, Journal of Family Communication, Journal of Marriage and Family, and Journal of Language and Social Psychology. Dr. Soliz is currently editor of the Journal of Family Communication and the vice-chair of the Intergroup Communication Interest Group of the International Communication Association.  He is a core faculty member of the Minority Health Disparities Initiative at the university.

Nuru, A., & Soliz, J. (2015). Parental socialization of ethnic identity: Perspectives from multiethnic individuals. Qualitative Research Reports in Communication, 1, 1-8.

Colaner, C.W., Soliz, J., & Nelson, L. R. (2014). Communicatively managing religious identity difference in parent-child relationships: The role of accommodative and nonaccommodative communication. Journal of Family Communication, 14, 310-327.

Soliz, J., & Colaner, C. W. (2014). Family solidarity and religious identity: Communication in interfaith families. In L. Turner & R. West (Eds.). The Sage handbook of family communication (pp. 401-416) Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Soliz, J., & Giles, H. (2014). Relational and identity processes in communication: A contextual and meta-analytical review of Communication Accommodation Theory. In E. Cohen (Ed.), Communication Yearbook, 38 (pp. 108-143). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.  

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.


  • COMM 930: Social Identity and Intergroup Communication
  • COMM 970B: Seminar in Family Communication