Faculty Profile for Dr. Lindsay Marie Timmerman

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Dr. Lindsay Marie Timmerman
Associate Professor — Department of Communication Studies
CENT 323
phone: (512) 245-1807

Biography Section

Biography and Education

I grew up in Milwaukee, and I’m a graduate of UW-Milwaukee’s communication department. I earned my BA and my MA there, and then moved to Austin where I earned my doctorate from the University of Texas. I loved living in Austin, but was also excited to return home after earning my PhD, when I was magically reunited with my family, friends, and UWM. After spending 17 years back in Milwaukee, I have once again made the cross-country trek to Texas! I started my new position at Texas State University in Fall 2017, and I'm enjoying this new adventure.

Teaching Interests

Relational Communication, Family Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Dark Side of Communication, Communication & Emotion, Under-Studied Close Relationships

Research Interests

Close Relationships (couples, families, friendships); Difficult, Taboo, or Stigmatized Self-Disclosure; Under-Studied Relationships; Long-Distance Relationships; Dark Side (e.g., hurtful messages, hazing, jealousy)

Selected Scholarly/Creative Work

  • Cronin-Fisher, V., & Timmerman, L. M. (2023). Redefining “healthy mom, healthy baby”: Making sense of traumatic birth stories through relational dialectics theory. Western Journal of Communication, 87(1), 1–21. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.1080/10570314.2022.2118548
  • Sahlstein Parcell, E., & Timmerman, L. M. (2023). To ask or not to ask: Uncertainty and information management within a military family during and after a deployment. In S. S. LeBlanc & S. O’Shay (Eds.), Casing the family: Theoretical and applied approaches to understanding family communication (pp. 149–157). Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.
  • Timmerman, L. M., Cronin Fisher, V., & Jagiello, K. (2022). Stigmatized disclosure in close relationships. In G. Luurs (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Communication Strategies for Taboo Topics (pp. 1–25). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-7998-9125-3.ch001
  • Kartch, F., & Timmerman, L. M. (2019). Flying under the radar: Finstas and nonresidential parenting. In S. S. LeBlanc (Ed.), Casing the family: Theoretical and applied approaches to understanding family communication (pp. 65–74). Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.
  • Kartch, F., & Timmerman, L. M. (2015). Nonresidential parenting and new media technologies: A double-edged sword. In C. J. Bruess (Ed.), Family communication in the age of digital and social media (pp. 447–468). New York: Peter Lang.

Selected Awards

  • Award / Honor Recipient: Distinguished Article Award, National Communication Association, Family Communication Division. November 2017
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Winning Team, CoSearch Research Competition, Texas State University. September 2017
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Accessibility Resource Center (ARC) Excellence Award (2014-2015), UW-Milwaukee Accessibility Resource Center. May 2015
  • Award / Honor Recipient: Wisconsin Humane Society Kindness Award. 2011
  • Award / Honor Recipient: UWM Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award (2007-2008), University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. October 2008

Selected Grants

  • Miller, Joshua Holman (Principal), Timmerman, Lindsay Marie (Co-Principal). Managing disclosure of stigmatized identities: Examining disclosure decisions of LGBTQ+ immigrants, Research Enhancement Program Grant, Texas State University, $16000. (Submitted: 2018, Funded: 2019). Grant.
  • Timmerman, Lindsay Marie, Peterson, Jennifer L.. Families coping with HIV: The impact of a mother’s HIV infection, Research Growth Initiative Grant, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, $139000. (Funded: 2006 - 2008). Grant.
  • Timmerman, Lindsay Marie, Maguire, K. C., Sahlstein, E. M.. A turning points analysis of stress, communication, and coping throughout the separation process, JFMilne Publications Grant, $1000. (Funded: 2004 - 2005). Grant.

Selected Service Activities

Undergraduate Online Learning Working Group
Advisory Board, Graduate College Master’s Career Pathways Project
Editorial Review Board Member
LGBTQ+ Family
Faculty Co-Advisor
Outstanding Graduate Student Committee