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Rosalie S. Aldrich

John and Corinne Graf Professor, Department of Communication Studies
Tom Raper Hall 240
(765) 973-8410


  • Ph.D., Communication, University of Kentucky, 2009
  • M.A., Communication, Michigan State University, 2006
  • B.B.A., Marketing & Management, Grand Valley State University, 2003

Current Research Interests

Health communication, suicide prevention and intervention, willingness to intervene with a suicidal individual, message design, teaching and learning online and in-person

Selected Publications

  • Trammell, B., & Aldrich, R. S. (in press) Student expectations in undergraduate coursework and variables that impact those expectations. Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning.
  • Aldrich, R. S. (2015). Using the theory of planned behavior to predict college students’ intention to intervene with a suicidal peer. Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, 36(5), 332-337. doi: 10.1027/0227-5910/a000330
  • Aldrich, R. S. (2015). Improving students’ understanding of, and ability to identify independent and dependent variables. Communication Teacher, 29(2), 1-5. doi: 10.1080/17404622.2014.1003311.
  • Aldrich, R. S., Harrington, N. G., & Cerel, J. (2014). The willingness to intervene against suicide questionnaire. Death Studies, 38, 100-108. doi:10.1080/07481187.2012.738763
  • Cerel, J., Maple, M., Aldrich, R., & van deVenne, J. (2013). Exposure to suicide and identification as survivor: Results from a random-digit dial survey. Crisis: The Journal of Crisis and Suicide Prevention, 34, 413-419. doi:10.1027/0227-5910/a000220
  • Noar, S. M., Harrington, N. G., Van Stee, S. K., & Aldrich, R. S. (2011). Tailored health communication to change lifestyle behaviors. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 5, 112-122.


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