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 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. 


Soliz, J., Cronan, S., Bergquist, G. L., Nuru, A., & Rittenour, C. E. (in press). Benefits and challenges of a multiethnic-racial identity: Insight from adults with mixed heritage. Identity: An International Journal of Theory and Research.

Colaner, C. W., & Soliz, J. (2017). A communication-based approach to adoptive identity: Theoretical and empirical support. Communication Research, 44, 611-637.

Kienzle, J., Soliz, J., & Wertley (2016). Religious pluralistic language in a computer-mediated context: Effects of intergroup salience and religious orientation. Communication Research Reports, 33, 281-287.

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., & 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.  



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


  • COMM 201: Social Scientific Research Methods in Communication Studies
  • COMM 368: Communication and Aging
  • COMM 465: Communication and Social Identity