Krystyna S. Aune (Professor) has been at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa since 1991 and has recently been appointed as Dean of Graduate Education. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Aune served as Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs from 2009-2014 and as Associate Dean of the College of Arts & Humanities from 2007-2009. She was Chair of the Department of Communicology as well as Director of Graduate Studies, and she still teaches graduate courses in her home department (when her administrative schedule permits). Dr. Aune was awarded the Board of Regents Medal for Teaching Excellence in 2004. She was an inaugural member of the President’s Emerging Leaders Program.
Dr. Aune’s research examines emotion experience and expression in relationships. Her research is published in the premiere journals of the communication discipline, as well as social psychology and personal relationships journals, and in several edited books as a contributor. She serves on several Editorial Boards and has been elected to offices in the International Communication and the National Communication Association. Dr. Aune has presented over 50 competitively selected papers at these conferences. She has served as a consultant to review Communication programs for the University of Central Florida and the University of Arizona. She has been interviewed for segments on local and syndicated television and radio programs regarding relationship and family topics.
One of Dr. Aune’s main administrative initiatives is professional development. She has developed a workshop series for academic department chairs called “Leadership Matters”. This annual two-semester workshop series covers material pertinent to the duties and responsibilities of the department chair. She will be launching this year’s program to assist graduate chairs and department chairs. In addition, enriching the professional development of graduate students through a workshop series is in progress. Her overriding goal as an administrator is to facilitate student, faculty, and staff engagement, development, and success.
For Krystyna Aune’s Curriculum Vitae, please click here.
Ph.D. in Communication (University of Arizona, 1992)
M.S. in Communication (Illinois State University, 1987)
B.S. in Psychology (Illinois State University, 1985)
Aune, K. S., & Wong, N. C. H. (2012). Fun with friends, pranks with partners: How we play in our closest relationships (pp. 143─159). In T. J. Socha & M. Pitts (Eds.), The positive side of interpersonal communication. Peter Lang.
Aune, K. S., & Wong, N. C. H. (2002). Antecedents and consequences of adult play in romantic relationships. Personal Relationships, 9, 279─286.
Aune, K. S., Buller, D. B., & Aune, R. K. (1996). Display rule development in romantic relationships: emotion management and perceived appropriateness of emotions across relationship stages. Human Communication Research, 23, 115─145.
- COMG 181: Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
- COMG 251: Principles of Effective Public Speaking
- COMG 301: Introduction to Speech Communication Theories
- COMG 361: Speech in Organizations
- COMG 364: Persuasion
- COMG 370: Verbal Communication
- COMG 380: Speech in Family Settings
- COMG 381: Interpersonal Relations
- COMG 395: Research on Speech Behavior
- COMG 481: Relational Management
- COMG 681: Relational Communication
- COMG 683: Issues in Message Processing (Seminar in Relational Maintenance)
- COMG 696: Seminar in Relational Management
- COMG 781: Seminar in Relational Communication
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