Nick Brody

Assistant Professor, Communication Studies

  • BS, The University of Texas at Austin, 2005
  • MA, Arizona State University, 2009
  • PhD, The University of Texas at Austin, 2013

Dr. Brody joined the University of Puget Sound faculty in Fall, 2013 as an assistant professor in communication studies. He is interested in the interplay of mediated communication and personal relationships, and teaches classes in online communication, communication theory, quantitative research methods, and relational communication. His recent research has examined bystander behavior in cyberbullying episodes, relational maintenance via text messaging, social networking site use during breakups, language use in breakup accounts, communication in on-again/off-again relationships, and the cognitive similarities between social and physical pain. This research appears in Communication Monographs, Communication Research, the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, the Journal of Language and Social Psychology, Personal Relationships, Communication Research Reports, and Computers in Human Behavior. 


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