Jennifer Cummings

Associate Professor (Lecturer)

Department of Management

Career Line, Faculty

Jennifer Cummings is an Associate Professor (Lecturer) in the Management Department at the David Eccles School of Business, and Visiting Associate 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