Jennifer Cummings

Jennifer Cummings

Associate Professor (Lecturer)

Department of Management

Career Line, Faculty

Jennifer Cummings is a Assistant Professor (Lecturer) in the Management Department at the David Eccles School of Business, and Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Utah.

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Education

Ph. D. 2011, Department of Communication, University of Utah. Project: Relational Communication in Mother-Adolescent Daughter Relationships

Conflict Resolution Certification 2004, Communication, University of Utah

M. S. 2001, Department of Communication, University of Utah

Honors & Awards

Top Four Paper Award. Western States Communication Association, Health Communication Interest Group, 02/2014

Top Five Papers Award. National Communication Association, Health Communication Interest Group, 11/2013

Top Paper Award . Western States Communication Association, Interpersonal Communication Interest Group, 02/2013

Top Paper Award, Interpersonal Communication Interest Group, Albuquerque, NM. Western States Communication Association, 02/2012

Graduate Teaching Award, Instructional and Development Division . International Communication Association, 11/2008

Ramona W. Cannon Award for Graduate Student Teaching Excellence in the Humanities. University of Utah College of Humanities, 05/2008

Top Debut Paper Award. Western States Communication Association, Interpersonal Communication Interest Group, 02/2006

Affiliations

Association for Business Communication (ABC), Member, 10/2014 – present

National Communication Association (NCA), Member, 11/2009 – present

Western States Communication Association (WSCA), Member, 02/2009 – present

Teaching

Fall 2016

COMM 3910-023 Independent Study

MGT 3810-010 Bus & Prof Comm (Student Feedback)

Location: SFEBB 5160A (Spencer Fox Eccles Busn Bldg)

MGT 3810-012 Bus & Prof Comm (Student Feedback)

Location: SFEBB 5160A (Spencer Fox Eccles Busn Bldg)

MGT 3815-002 Bus. Schol. Prof. Comm (Student Feedback)

Location: SFEBB 5160B (Spencer Fox Eccles Busn Bldg)

MGT 6155-030 Comm & Interpers Effect (Student Feedback)

MGT 6155-031 Comm & Interpers Effect (Student Feedback)

Summer 2016

MGT 6052-001 Business Communication (Student Feedback)

Location: CRCC 205 (C. Roland Christensen Ctr.)

MGT 6052-002 Business Communication (Student Feedback)

Location: CRCC 205 (C. Roland Christensen Ctr.)

MGT 6052-003 Business Communication (Student Feedback)

Location: CRCC 205 (C. Roland Christensen Ctr.)

Spring 2016

MGT 3810-005 Bus & Prof Comm (Student Feedback)

Location: SFEBB 5160B (Spencer Fox Eccles Busn Bldg)

MGT 3810-006 Bus & Prof Comm (Student Feedback)

Location: SFEBB 5160B (Spencer Fox Eccles Busn Bldg)

MGT 4860-001 Managing Orgzatnl Confl (Student Feedback)

Location: SFEBB 1170 (Spencer Fox Eccles Busn Bldg)

MGT 6054-001 Mgmt Communication

Location: SFEBB 5180 (Spencer Fox Eccles Busn Bldg)

MGT 6155-013 Comm & Interpers Effect (Student Feedback)

Courses I Teach

1270 – Analysis of Argument.

Study of argumentation–reasoning, issues, audience analysis–in decision-making contexts. Analysis and critical evaluation of persuasive and argumentative messages.

 

3000 – Communication and Work-Family Balance.

Investigates the intersection of work and family as it affects identity, quality of life, and quality of relationships.

 

3040 – Communication & Relationships.

Survey of communication research and theory across a variety of interpersonal relationships.

 

3110 – Interpersonal Communication .

Investigation of theory and contemporary research across the interpersonal communication discipline.

 

3120 – Family Communication.

Theoretical and case study examination of communication patterns and processes in healthy and distressed families.
Teaching Projects
Curriculum Development Consultant . Project Lead: Jennifer Cummings. Collaborators: Leslie Robbins, M.A. Unfunded 04/2014 – 05/2014.

Professional Organizations

Association for Business Communication. 10/01/2014present. Position : Member.

Western States Communication Association. 02/01/2010present. Position : Member.

Service

Professional Service

Western Journal of Communication. Paper Reviewer. 06/2014 – present

Western States Communication Association, Interpersonal Communication Interest Group. Paper Reviewer. 01/2013 – present

Rocky Mountain Communication Review. Paper Reviewer. 08/2005 – 06/2009

Internal Service

Guest Lecturer, Freshman Interest Group, Department of Communication. 09/2009 – 09/2009. Department service.

Workshop Presenter, Graduate Teaching Assistant Orientation and Training. Department of Communication, University of Utah, August 2005, 2006. 08/2005 – 08/2006. Department service.

T.A. Training Consultant. Mathematics Department Teaching Assistant Training Workshop in coordination with the Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence (CTLE). Department of Mathematics, University of Utah, August 2000, 2001. 08/2000 – 06/2001. University service.

Skills Session Facilitator: “Classroom Management.” Campus Wide TA Orientation and Workshop. Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence (CTLE), University of Utah, August 2000, 2001. 08/2000 – 08/2001. University service.

Skills Session Facilitator: “Dynamic Lecturing.” Campus Wide TA Orientation and Workshop. Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence (CTLE), University of Utah, August, 2000, 2001. 08/2000 – 08/2001. University service.

Facilitator, Experiences in Graduate Education: Implications for TA Training. Third Annual Spring Meeting: Symposium on TA Training. Center for Teaching & Learning Excellence, University of Utah, April 2001. 06/2001 – 06/2001. University service.

Online Curriculum Development Committee. Create, synthesize, and structure 3810/3815 curriculum for hybrid and online adaptation. Videorecord lecture material. Write assignments, exams, and devise other assessment tools, 10/15/2015 – present. Department service.

Business Scholars Curriculum Development Committee. Redesign curriculum for Business Scholars Communication course (3815), including new text, assessments, and pedagogical approach, 04/01/2015 – 12/18/2015. Department service.

Accounting Communication Curriculum Development Committee. Develop and structure communication curriculum for application to accounting discipline. Create assignments and coordinate interpersonal, writing, and public speaking modules. , 01/01/2015 – present. College service.

Colloquium Panel Presenter, Department of Communication, University of Utah: Navigating the R1/Alternative Academic Career. 12/10/2014 – 12/10/2014. University service.

Outreach

Presenter, The Summit: Young Single Adult Conference, “Understanding Gender in Relationships,” August, 2009. “Getting (and Giving) What You Most Want in Relationships,” August, 2010. Salt Lake City, Utah. 08/2009 – 08/2010

Co-coordinator, Thanksgiving Delivery Outreach Project, in cooperation with Utah Food Bank, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2006-2010, 2012. 08/2006 – 11/2012

Women’s Endowment Board Member & Department Chair, Festival of Trees, Primary Children’s Medical Center, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2003-2013. 01/2003 – 12/2013

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