Leslie Baxter, Ph.D.

231 Fairview Ave. 
Iowa City, IA

Phone: 319-321-2312 
Email: leslie-baxter@uiowa.edu 

Leslie Baxter is Professor Emerita of Communication Studies, F. Wendell Miller Distinguished Professor-Emerita, and Emerita Collegiate Fellow at the University of Iowa. She has received numerous professional awards, including being named a Distinguished Scholar by the National Communication Association, which is the highest honor granted by that organization. She has authored over 160 books and articles which can be identified through her CV available at https://clas.uiowa.edu/commstudies/people/leslie-baxter. Her work focuses on family and interpersonal communication. She is a primary creator of relational dialectics theory, a Bakhtinian-infused theory of the competing discourses through which we construct our relationships.