Catherine M. Gillotti, Ph.D.
Professor of Communication
Catherine Gillotti is a professor of Communication and the Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies for the College of Humanities, Education and Social Sciences (CHESS).
Gillotti’s primary area of research and teaching interest are in the fields of health and interpersonal communication. She has spent most of my career studying how healthcare providers deliver bad news to patients.
She also teaches interpersonal communication with an emphasis on the dysfunction in relationships known as the dark side of interpersonal communication.
I became a communication professor because the more I studied the topic, the more I realized that communication is the foundation of every aspect of our lives - work, friendship, family, and love. I am originally from Dayton, Ohio where my parents owned a jazz and blues nightclub for over 45 years called Gilly's!
Berry, K., Gillotti, C.M., & Adams, T.E. (2020).
Living Sexuality: Stories of LGBTQ Relationships, Identities, and Desires. Brill/Sense Publishing.
In past years, Gillotti served as the graduate program director, the basic course director, and the dual-credit liaison for the department of Communication and Creative Arts. She has been a faculty member at PNW since 1996 and regards teaching not as a job, but as a vocation.