B.A. State University College of New York at Buffalo
M.A. West Virginia University
Ph.D. Bowling Green State University, Communication
Interpersonal and personal relationships
Later-life dating and marriages
Communication and aging
Communication and conflict
Dr. Dickson’s work can be found in several journals including:
Journal of Family Communication
Western Journal of Communication
Southern Communication Journal
Journal of Social and Personal
Journal of Applied Communication Research Relationships
Qualitative Research Reports
Communication Research Reports
Small Group Behavior
She has also co-authored books and book chapters including:
Dickson, F. C., & Webb, L. M. (Eds.). (2012). Communication for Families in Crisis: Theories, Methods, Strategies. New York: Peter Lang Publishing.
Desrayaud, N, Dickson, F, Webb, L.M. (in press). The Theory of Bullying Conflict Cultures: Developing a New Explanation for Workplace Bullies. In Beck, C. & R. West (Eds). The Handbook of Communication and Bullying. Routledge Press.
Dickson, F. C. & Hughes, P. C. (2014). The socially and sexually active later-life family member. In J. Nussbaum (Ed.), The Handbook of Life Span Communication (pp. 373-386). New York: Peter Lang Publishing.
Dickson, F. C. & Hughes, P. C. (2014). Aging Families and Family Communication. In L. Turner & R. West (Eds.), The Sage Handbook of Family Communication (pp. 263-276). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Hughes, P. C., & Dickson, F. C. (2006). Relational dynamics in interfaith marriages. In L. Turner & R. West (Eds.), The Family Communication Sourcebook (pp. 373-388). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Dickson, F. C., Christian, A., & Remmo, C. J. (2004). An exploration of marital and family issues among later-life adults. In A. Vangelisti (Ed.), Handbook of Family Communication (pp. 153-174). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
National Communication Association
Southern States Communication Association
Western Communication Association
Professor at the University of Denver (1996- 2009)
Chair and Professor at Chapman University (2009-2014)
Previous Chair of the Family Communication Division, National Communication Association
Previous Chair of the Interpersonal Division, Southern States Communication Association