Dr. Timothy Worley

Dr. Timothy Worley



B.A., Samford University, 2007

M.A., University of Georgia, 2009

Ph.D., University of Georgia, 2013


Research and Teaching Areas

Interpersonal Communication

Conflict Management

Communication Research Methods


Professional Affiliations

National Communication Association

Southern States Communication Association


Recent Research

Worley, T. R., Vanderbilt, R., & Liu, E. (in press).“Are you doing what I think you’re doing?”: Momentary goal projection and goal contagion in romantic conflict. Communication Research.

 Worley, T. R., & Mucci-Ferris, M. (2021). Parent–student relational turbulence, support processes, and mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1177/02654075211041658

 Worley, T., R., Liu, E., & Vanderbilt, R. (2021). Initial goals, goal trajectories, and changes in perceived resolvability during serial arguments. Personal Relationships, 28, 61-79. https://doi.org/10.1111/pere.12351  

 Worley, T. R., Dillard, J. P., & Samp, J. A. (2020). Dynamic goal processes: An agenda for interpersonal communication research. Annals of the International Communication Association, 44, 350-367. https://doi.org/10.1080/23808985.2020.1843365

 Worley, T. R., & Shelton, M. R. (2020). Work-family conflict, relational turbulence, conflict tactics and marital satisfaction. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 48, 248-269. https://doi.org/10.1080/00909882.2020.1735647