Wayne State University

Elena Francesca Corriero



My research focuses on communication in the context of close relationships. In particular, I am interested in understanding how interpersonal coordination contributes to the responsiveness process, facilitating affiliation and communication, within the increasingly salient computer-mediated communication environments. I am currently investigating the relationship between responsiveness and presence in video-mediated environments as a function of eye-movement coordination.

Academic Interests

Interpersonal Communication; CMC; Dyadic Coordination; Responsiveness; Close Relationships; Online Dating

Area of Expertise

Nonverbal communication

Video-mediated communication

Responsiveness in close relationships

Eye Behaviors & Eye tracking

Daydic coordination

Cross Recurrence Quantification Analysis (CRQA)

Awards & Honors

 Thomas C.Rumble Fellow (2013/2014)

Degrees and Certifications

 Nonlinear Methods for Psychological Science - ATI Seminar - University of Cincinnati (summer 2014)

Primary Research Interest

Interpersonal communication


Eye movements

Interpersonal coordination 

Online dating


Nonlinear techniques (CRQA)

Recent Publications

Corriero, E. F., Tong, S. T., & Sopory, P. (in press). Behaviors, Perceptions, Responsiveness, and Presence: The Dyadic Model of Mediated Communication. Proceedings of the 48th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (CD-ROM), January 5-8, 2015, Computer Society Press, 2015 (10 pages).


 Vice-President, Graduate Student Association, Department of Communication