Haley Kranstuber Horstman, Ph.D., is an associate professor of interpersonal and family communication at the University of Missouri. She researches communicated narrative sense-making in the context of family adversity and diversity. She grounds much of her work in narrative theorizing and methodology. Currently, she is mostly working in the context of romantic partners communicating to cope with miscarriage as well as narrative resilience in spite of difficult personal (e.g., childhood trauma) and national (e.g., apartheid in South Africa) tragedies.
Her work has been published in top-ranked peer-reviewed journals and has been awarded more than fifteen Top Paper awards at international, national, and regional conferences. Her awards include the New Scholar Award from the Interpersonal Communication Division of the National Communication Association and the Advisor of the Year Award from the MU Association of Communication Graduate Students. She has been awarded and consulted on several university- and nationally-funded grants, including those funded by the NIH. She earned her Ph.D. in interpersonal communication at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.