Kimberly Kuiper, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
Program: Communication Studies
Kuiper, K. (2021). Communication theory of identity: Frame five. Annals of the Interpersonal Communication Association
Stafford, L., Kuiper, K. (2021). Communal strength and exchange orientation’s associations with relational characteristics and forgiveness. Journal of Family Issues.
Stafford, L., Kuiper, K. (2021). Social exchange theories. D. Braithwaite & P. Schrodt (Eds.), Engaging theories in interpersonal communication (3rd ed.). Routledge.
Faulkner, S., Stafford, L., Kuiper, K. (in press). Family communication as art. Chapter under contract for J. Manning & K. Denker (Eds.), Family communication as… Wiley. (Peer Reviewed).
Kuiper, K. (Revisions under review). Bridging the gaps: Advancing the communication theory of identity. Communication Studies.
Kuiper, K. (2021). Operationalizing identity bridges: Responses to identity gaps. National Communication Association 107th Annual Conference, Seattle, WA.
Kuiper, K. (2020, November 19-22). NCA teachers on teaching series: Honoring Professor Sandra L. Faulkner [Presenter]. National Communication Association 106th Annual Conference. Virtual.
Kuiper, K. (2020, March 6). Femifesta [Paper presentation]. Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Research Symposium, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH.
Kuiper, K. (2019, November 14-17). Perceived value as an indicator of relational maintenance behaviors [Paper presentation]. National Communication Association 105th Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD.
Kuiper, K. (2019, April 14-19). Thicker lenses: New aspects of CTI’s identity gaps. Central States Communication Association Annual Convention, Chicago, IL.
Hanasono, L., Burns, A. J., Kanemoto, E., Gilkeson, S., Kissling, R., Kuiper, K., Shetterly, J., Wen, X. (2019, November 14-17). Minding the gaps: Explaining differences in anti-hate bystander intervention [Paper presentation]. National Communication Association 105th Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD.
Hanasono, L., Vierrether, T., Kuiper, K., Jackson, N. (2019, November 14-17). Saving face: Applying a dual-process theory of message production to explain anti-hate bystander intervention in interpersonal contexts [Paper presentation]. National Communication Association 105th Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD.
Kuiper, K. (2019, November 14-17). Communication theory of identity’s fifth frame [Paper presentation]. National Communication Association 105thAnnual Conference, Baltimore, MD.
Kuiper, K. (2018, November 7-11). Identity bridges [Paper presentation]. National Communication Association 104th Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.
AWARDS, RECOGNITION & CERTIFICATIONS
McMaster Fellow Rome 2022 for the McMaster School for Advancing Humanity
Reacting to the Past - attended the 2022 Winter Conference: Bold Design; Brave Students
Influential Faculty Member 2022 - chosen by the Defiance College Women’s Softball Team for making a positive impact and role model for the players
Influential Faculty Member 2021 - chosen by the Defiance College Women’s Soccer Team for making a positive impact and role model for the players
Top Student Paper - Interpersonal Communication Division 2021
Operationalizing identity bridges: Responses to identity gaps. 107th Annual Conference of the National Communication Association, Seattle, WA.
Bowling Green State University
First Place - BGSU Three Minute Thesis Competition 2021 Competition among Master’s and PhD graduate students to effectively explain their research to a non-specialist audience.
Excellence in Online Teaching Learning Community 2020 - 2021 Discusses approaches to online teaching, promoting student success with online and remote learning
First Place - Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Graduate Art Contest 2020
Visual Femifesta: Reconceptualizing my understanding of feminism
The Safe Zone Program Certification 2019
Certified by BGSU to effectively educate and promote exclusivity, building a network of allies as well as increases awareness of the LGBTQ+ community
School of Media & Communication Excellence Award 2019
Recognized by the Dr. J. Michael Sproule and Dr. Betty Ann Sproule School of Media & Communication Fund for scholarly contributions, leadership, and community-building within the School of Media and Communication
School of Media & Communication Excellence in Teaching Award 2019
Recognized by the School of Media and Communication for exemplifying the following standards of teaching excellence: knowledge and commitment to the subject, creativity, concern with students’ personal development, active reflexivity, innovation, contribution to student interaction and growth, accessibility to students, professionalism in teaching, and responsiveness to student feedback.
Active Learning Classroom Certification 2019
Through the Center for Faculty Excellence, completed certification in transforming classrooms into student-centered learning experiences
Teaching and Learning Certificate 2019
Through the Center for Faculty Excellence, explores current, innovative, and practical teaching strategies
Affordable Learning Community 2019
Through the Center for Faculty Excellence, orchestrated opportunities to make course material more affordable to students through library materials and licensed materials
Babb, R., Bills, C., Bowen, B., Burns, A., Findley, E., Hendricks, A., Hicks, A., Kuiper, K., Line, J., Poland, B., Prude, A., Shetterly, J. R., White, J., & Ziegler, L. (2019, April 18). Confronting the Blurred Lines of Sexual Consent [Workshop led]. Violence Prevention Center Teach In. Bowling Green, OH.
Jeffries, C., Head, N., Kuiper, K., Nagarajan, N., Olafson, H., Sharma, R., Swanson, A., Webb, J. (2019, April 18). An Open Dialogue on Rape Culture on College Campuses. [Workshop led]. Violence Prevention Center Teach In. Bowling Green, OH.
Central States Communication Association (CSCA)
Eastern Communication Association (ECA)
International Communication Association (ICA)
National Communication Association (NCA)
Ph.D. in Media and Communication at School of Media & Communication at BGSU (2021)
M.S. in Communication at School of Communication at Grand Valley State University (2017)
B.S. in Photography at School of Communication, Grand Valley State University (2007)