Clare Gross

Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Clare Gross

Clare GrossAssistant Professor

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
M.A., B.A., Cleveland State University

Contact:

(440) 826-2278, cgross@bw.edu

Clare Gross is assistant professor in the department of communication arts & sciences, where she teaches a variety of courses in interpersonal, organizational, non-verbal and conflict communication, and research methods. She is the faculty advisor to the communication honors society, Lambda Pi Eta.

Gross earned her doctorate in communication studies from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her dissertation examined the role of bystanders in situations of cyberbullying, and factors that influence supportive or negative responses of bystanders towards bullying victims. Gross also completed a master’s degree in applied communication and theory methodology and bachelor's degree in English from Cleveland State University. Her research focuses on relational communication and conflict and the role of communication technologies in these contexts. She has examined mediation, and dark side issues in close relationships, including bullying, verbal aggression and deception. Addressing social justice is a theme central to her teaching and research, and she has worked with incarcerated mothers and examined issues of gender, racism, and violence.