Referred Journal Articles – National and International:


Aramburu Alegria, C. & Ballard-Reisch, D. (2013). Gender expression as a reflection of identity reformation in couple partners following disclosure of Male-to-Female transsexualism. International Journal of Transgenderism.14(2), 49-65. doi: 10.1080/15532739.2013.791653


Weigel, D.J. & Ballard-Reisch, D.S. (2012). Constructing commitment in intimate relationships: Mapping interdependence in the everyday expressions of commitment. Communication Research. 20(10), 1-22.
doi: 10.1177/0093650212440445


Radebaugh, T., Bahner, C., Ballard-Reisch, D.S., Epp, M., Hale, L., Hanley, R.,
Kendrick, K., Riley, S., Rogers, M.E., & Rogers, N. (2011). Falling Less in Kansas: Development of a Fall Risk Reduction Toolkit. Journal of Aging Research. Volume 2011, Article ID 532079, 7 pages doi:10.4061/2011/532079


Ballard-Reisch, D.S. (2011). Feminist reflections on food aid: The case of Numana in Haiti. Women & Language.  34(1), 53-62.


Ballard-Reisch, D.S. (2010). Muted groups in health communication policy and practice: The case of older adults in rural and frontier areas. Women & Language.  33(2), 87-93.


Ballard-Reisch, D.S., Samoilenko, S.A., Zagidullin, M., Galitskaya, M.I. & Nagumanova, S.F. (2009). The Intersection of Public Health and Cross-Cultural Communication: Illustrations from the Tatarstan Women’s Health Initiative. Russian Journal of Communication, 11, (1/2), 66-80.


Devereux, P., Weigel, D., Ballard-Reisch, D., Leigh, G., & Cahoon, K. (2009). Immediate and longer-term connections between support and stress in pregnant/parenting and non-pregnant/non-parenting adolescents. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal, 26, 431–446.


Ballard-Reisch, D.S. & Weigel, D.J. (2009). 10 Communication strategies to keep marriages strong Communication Currents Vol. 4(3) Online publication of the National Communication Association Available at:


Weigel, D.J. & Ballard-Reisch, D.S. (2008) Relational Maintenance, Satisfaction, and Commitment in Marriages:  An Actor-Partner Analysis. Journal of Family Communication, 9 (3), 212-229.

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Book Chapters:


Ballard-Reisch, D.S. (2013). Appreciative inquiry as a model for strength-based decision-making in couples and families. In S. Marrow & D. Leoutsakas (Eds.), More Than Blood: Today's Reality and Tomorrow's Vision of Family Dubuque, Iowa: Kendall Hunt.


Ballard-Reisch, D.S., McNary, R., O’Neal, P., Archiopoli, A., Rozzell, B., Granville, M. & Ballard-Reisch, A. (2013). Numana feeds Haiti: A case study of a grassroots, community-based social movement to “Save the Starving”. In Dutta, M.  & Kreps, G. (Eds.). Reducing Health Disparities:  Communication Intervention. Hampton Press.


Ballard-Reisch, D.S., Ballard-Reisch, A.C. & Silveria-Sater, J. (2012). On the Transition from Childhood to Womanhood: Constructing Coming of Age Rituals in Contemporary U.S. American Culture. In A. Deakins, H. Sterk, R. Bryant-Lockreidge (Eds.). Communication Between Mothers and Daughters. American University Press


Aramburu-Alegria, C. & Ballard-Reisch, D.S. (2011)."And Then He Was a She: Relationship Maintenance Activities in Post-Disclosure MTF-NF Couples with Comparison to Other Relational Crisis" In F. Dickson and L. Webb (Eds.). Communication for families in crisis: Theories, research, strategies (pp. 77-102). Peter Lang Publishing.


Ballard-Reisch, D.S., (2010). Rozzell, B.L., Heldman, L, & Kamerer, D. Microchannels and CMC: Short paths to developing, maintaining, and dissolving relationships In K. Wright and L. Webb (Eds.), CMC in Personal Relationships (pp. 56-78). Peter Lang Publishing.


Ballard-Reisch, D.S. & Ballard-Reisch, A.C. (2009). “What are we supposed to do Mom?”: A lesson in gender from a bird in the fireplace.  In E.L. Kirby & M.C. McBride (Eds.). Gender Actualized: Cases in Communicatively Constructing Relationships  (pp. 203-219). Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt Publishing Co.


Ballard-Reisch, D.S., Clements-Nolle, K., Jenkins, T., Sacks, T., Pruitt, K. & Leathers, K. (2008). Applying the Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication (CERC) Integrative Model to Bioterrorism Preparedness:  A Nevada Case Study.  In M. Seeger and T. Sellnow (Eds.). Crisis Communication and Public Health. (pp. 203-219). Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press


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