Israeli Ministry of Science, Technology, and Space, Individual Research Grant (2016); Israel Science Foundation, Individual Research Grant (2010); BCS Social Psychology, National Science Foundation (2009); Louisiana Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research, National Science Foundation and Louisiana Board of Regents (2009); Pfizer Compassionate Love Funded Research Awards (2008).
I have previously served on the Editorial Boards for: Communication Monographs, Human Communication Research, Journal of Applied Communication Research, Journal of Communication, Journal of Language and Social Psychology, Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, Personal Relationships. Additionally, I served as a Guest Associate Editor for Journal of Language and Social Psychology, Western Journal of Speech Communication
Referee: Argumentation and Advocacy, Communication Monographs, Communication Education, Communication Reports, Communication Research, Communication Quarterly, Communication Studies, Communication Yearbook, Family Communication, Gender & Society, Health Communication, Human Communication Research, Journal of Applied Communication Research, Journal of Communication, Journal of Computer Mediated Communication, Journal of Family Psychology, Journal of Health Communication, Journal of Language and Social Psychology, Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, Management Communication Quarterly, Patient Education and Counselling, Personal Relationships, Personality and Individual Differences, Psychological Reports, Qualitative Communication Research, Research on Language and Social Interaction, Sex Roles, Western Journal of Communication
National Communication Association:
Doctoral Education Committee (2004-2006)
Chair, Nominating Committee, Interpersonal Communication Division (2000-01)
Outstanding Book and Article of the Year Award Selection Committee, Interpersonal Communication Division, (1994, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2007, 2017)
Reviewer, Rhetoric and Communication Theory Division (1996-97)
International Communication Association:
Reviewer, Health Communication Division (1998-99, 1999-00. 2000-01)
Division Secretary, Interpersonal and Small Group Communication Division, (1994-96)
Reviewer, Interpersonal and Small Group Communication Division, (1992-95)
Local Arrangements Committee, Annual meeting in Washington, DC (1992-93).
International Network on Personal Relationships:
Dissertation Award Committee, (1992, 1993).