Kelsey Earle

Kelsey Earle

Ph.D. Candidate

  • Communication


Kelsey earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Minnesota-Duluth and her Master of Science from North Dakota State University. 

Research and Teaching

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.

Recent Publications

Dorrance-Hall, E., Earle, K., Silverstone, J., Immel, M., Carlisle, M., Campbell, N. (2022). Changes in family communication during the COVID-19 pandemic: The role of family communication patterns and relational distance. Communication Research Reports. Advance online publication.   

Ratan, R., Earle, K., Rosenthal, S., Hua Chen, V. H., Gambino, A, Goggin, G., Stevens, H., Li, B., & Lee, K. M. (2021). The (Digital) Medium of Mobility is the Message: Examining the Influence of E-Scooter Mobile App Perceptions on E-Scooter Use Intent. Computers in Human Behavior Reports, 3.

Lane, B., Mejia, R., Earle, K., & Mott, A. (2020). Keeping it Casual or Lifelong Connection? The Effect of Digital Affordances on Attraction in an Online Dating Profile. Iowa Journal of Communication, 52(1) 

Contact Information

404 Wilson Road, Room 553