Jennifer A. Samp Ph.D.
Jennifer A. Samp, Ph.D., is Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Georgia. Her research considers how and why individuals do not always respond the same way when managing relational problems and conflicts with close friends, romantic partners and family members. Some of her work has examined how perceptions of power, commitment, intimacy, and moral injury impact decisions about how and when to communicate (or not). Dr. Samp is a Fellow of the UGA Owens Institute for Behavioral Research, a Faculty Affiliate of the UGA Center for Risk Communication, and a Faculty Affiliate of the Emory University Center for Injury Control. Her research has been supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health, National Endowment for Humanities, and the Arthur W. Page Center. She is currently Chair of the Interpersonal Communication Division of the International Communication Association (ICA) and Editor of the Southern Communication Journal.