Valerie B. Coles Cone, PhD, has taught a variety of classes at UGA including Interpersonal Communication, Interpersonal Communication Theory, Empirical Research Methods, Interviewing, Intercultural Communication, and Public Speaking.
Valerie’s research interests focus on difficult conversations and relationships in both interpersonal and health contexts. She is particularly interested in the relationship between emotion, conflict, and aggressive and assertive communication.
She also worked with the Franklin College of Arts and Sciences Ambassador Program.
Valerie Coles (with Rubin and Barnett) has a piece accepted in Health Communication, titled, "Linguistic Stereotyping in Older Adults' Perceptions of Health Care Aides."