Melissa Rizzo Weller
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- A. A. Ohio University 1994
- B.S., Ohio University 2012
- M.A., Ohio University 2013, 2015
- Ph.D., Ohio University 2019
- COMM 20011: Family Communication
- COMM 22100
Awards and Professional Memberships
- National Communication Association
- Eastern Communication Association
Rizzo Weller, M. (2018). Relay for life as a storytelling occasion: Building community
the midst of suffering. Health Communication, 33, 510-12. doi: 10.1080/10410236.2016.1278505
Rizzo Weller, M. (2018). Breaking up the BAND: Group communication and social media.
In J. Mazer (Ed.),Communication and social media: Case studies across personal and professional relationships (pp. 64-71). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
Rizzo Weller, M. (under review). “I guess they’re all real moms then”: Constructing motherhood through language in the adoption community. Submitted to Adoption Quarterly.
Rizzo Weller, M. & Hosek, A. (under review). “My privacy was never promised nor ever desired”: Birth others’ privacy expectations about adoption information. Submitted to the Journal of Family Communication.
Interpersonal, family, and group communication; identity and membership in groups and families; supportive communication and social support; mediated communication