Dr. Kristine Knutson


Coming to UWEC was like coming home for me. I grew up in Saint Paul, Minnesota, but had most recently been living in Lawrence, Kansas,while working on my M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Kansas. When I am not working, I enjoy hanging out with nephews and watching KU basketball and the Minnesota Vikings and Twins. In terms of my research, I consider myself both an interpersonal (family) and organizational communication scholar as my research is focused on the influences of work on family and vice versa. Specifically, my current research aims to understand how gender as well as an individual's communication style affects relational decisions about the appropriate divisions of paid, household, and childcare labor.