Kelsey’s research explores how people form impressions about other people when communicating online. Her primary research focus is on how perceptions of manipulability influence impressions of credibility and trust when evaluating online content. Other research interests include family communication, relationships with technology, and relationship formation and maintenance. She is a member of the Family Communication & Relationships Lab and the SPARTIE lab.
Kelsey has taught recitations such as Human Communication (COM 110) and courses such as Group and Leadership Communication (COM 340). She has completed both the Certification in College Teaching (MSU Graduate School) and the Diversity Equity and Inclusion Graduate Certificate (College of Social Science) to better understand the needs of students in her classroom and to ensure inclusivity and accessibility for all students.