Bianca Wolf

Associate Professor, Communication Studies

BA, Arizona State University - Tempe, 1998
MA, Arizona State University - Glendale, 2004
MPH, University of Iowa, 2009
PhD, University of Iowa, 2009

Courses Taught:

SSI1/SSI2 116: Communicating Forgiveness and Revenge
COMM 156: Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
COMM 252: Health Communication Campaigns
COMM 331: Qualitative Research Methods
COMM 350: Family Communication
COMM 351: The Dark Side of Interpersonal Communication
COMM 450: Health and Relationships


Faculty Publications (Past 5 years):

Kelley, D. L., Wolf, B.M., & Broberg, S.E. (forthcoming). Forgiveness communication and health. In Oxford research encyclopedia of communication. New York: Oxford University Press.

Fisher, C., & Wolf, B. (2015). Morality and family communication when coping with cancer. In V. Waldron & D. Kelley (Eds.) Good relationships: Moral communication across the lifespan. New York: Peter Lang.

Young, L.B., O’Toole, C., & Wolf, B. (2015). Communication skills for dental health care providers. Hanover Park, IL: Quintessence Publishing.

Wolf, B. (2015). Do families communally cope with breast cancer or is it just talk? Qualitative Health Research, Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1049732314549605

Braithwaite, D.O., Wackernagel Bach, B., Baxter L.A., DiVerniero, R., Hammonds, J., Nunziata, A., Willer, E., & Wolf, B. (2010). Constructing Family: A Typology of Voluntary Kin. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 27(3): 388-407.

Bylund, C.L., Baxter, L.A., Imes, R.S., & Wolf, B. (2010). Parental rule socialization for preventative health and adolescent rule compliance. Family Relations, 59: 1-13.

Baxter, L. A., & Wolf, B. (2009). Turning points in relationships. In H. T. Reis & S. K. Sprecher (Eds.), Encyclopedia of human relationships (3rd ed.) (Vols 1-3). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Conference Participation (Past 5 years):

Wolf, B., & Fisher, C.L. (2015). Contradictions of morality in mother-daughter breast cancer coping: A dialectical perspective of the “right” way to cope. Presented at the World Congress of Psycho-Oncology in Washington, D.C.

Fisher, C. L., & Wolf, B. (2014). Addressing morality in mother-daughter breast cancer coping approaches: Developing healthy communication practices for women diagnosed across the life span. Presented at the International Cancer Education Conference in Clearwater Beach, FL.

Wolf, B. (2012). Complicating communal coping through an examination of family member talk of breast cancer experiences. Presented at the International Communication Association Convention in Phoenix, AZ.

Wolf, B. (2012). Expert Panel - Abusing the sick role and framing Susan G. Komen as insincere: Dark implications of social support for women with breast cancer. Presented in the Health Communication Division at the National Communication Association Convention in Orlando, FL.

Fisher, C. L., Wolf, B., Pipe, T. B., & Piemonte, N. (2012). Managing difficult topics for mothers and daughters coping with breast cancer: Communication strategies to enhance young-adult daughters' comfort. Presented at the European Association for Communication in Healthcare International Conference in St. Andrews, Scotland.

Fisher, C. L., Pipe, T. B., Wolf, B., Canzona, M., & Piemonte, N. (2012). Enhancing mother-daughter coping and breast cancer prevention behavior: Challenging topics for young-adult daughters. Presented at the European Association for Communication in Healthcare International Conference in St. Andrews, Scotland.        

Wolf, B. (2011). Family member assessments of significant turning points and their impact on well-being occurring throughout a breast cancer experience. Presented at the American Psychosocial Oncology Society Conference in Anaheim, CA.

Wolf, B. (2010). Expert Panel - Family member experiences with breast cancer / Family communication and health and disability-related stressors: Diverse approaches and cross-disciplinary efforts. Presented in the Family Communication Division at the National Communication Association Convention in San Francisco, CA.

Wolf, B. (2010). Expert Panel - Disclosing insider/outsider cancer experience during data collection / Bridges and walls: Negotiating insider/outsider identity while researching particular communities. Presented in the Health Communication Division at the National Communication Association Convention in San Francisco, CA.