Name: Dr. Jennifer L Robinette
Title: Assistant Professor of Communication & Public Relations
Office Location: Lowell Thomas 226
Extension: (845) 575-3000 ext. 2653
Email: Jennifer.Robinette@Marist.edu
Personal Web Page: http://Jennifer-Robinette.Youcanbook.me
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  • 2011 - Ph.D. in Communication & Information Studies from the University of Kentucky in Lexington
  • 1996 - M.A. in Communication Studies from Marshall University in Huntington, WV
  • 1993 - B.A. in Political Science with a Communication minor from Marshall University in Huntington, WV

Certifications:

CITI Training Certifications

  • Marist College - October 2016 - Social & Behavioral Research and Responsible Conduct of Research
  • Concord University - October 2014 - Conflicts of Interest and Responsible Conduct of Research for Human Subjects Review Board Members

Quality Matters in Higher Education Online Learning Certifications

  • Peer Reviewer - July 2013
  • Applying the QM Rubric - March 2013

Bio:

My career includes a broad range of experiences in the academic and business worlds, including working as a market research analyst, a lobbyist, a political campaign manager, a pharmaceutical sales representative, and a medical equipment sales executive.

Currently, I serve as:

  • Speaking Across the Curriculum Coordinator
  • First Year Seminar Power Presenting Workshop Director

Complete CV

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Interests:

My expertise includes:

  • Applied Research & Analytics
  • Persuasion
  • Public Speaking
  • Spokesperson Training
  • Crisis Communication
  • Interactivity

I have been teaching college courses since 1994 and online classes since 2010.  I am Quality Matters (QM) trained and a QM peer reviewer.

Courses I currently teach and have taught include:

  • applied research & analytics, communication research methods
  • crisis communication, deceptive communication special topics class
  • integrated strategic communication
  • PR fundamentals, PR writing, PR cases
  • persuasion, public speaking
  • leadership, business & professional communication
  • small group communication, interpersonal communication
  • introduction to communication
  • senior capping class for PR, advertising, journalism, and sports communication majors

Awards & Honors:

2018 - Innovative Use of Technology Award

  • Marist College Tech IDEAs award for COM 401-Capping class iLearn site.

2017 - Apereo Teaching and Learning Awards (ATLAS)

  • International award for COM 102 - Introduction to Communication online class.

2016 - Teaching with iLearn Innovation Award

  • Marist College Academic Technology and eLearning award for my Power Presenting Workshop iLearn site designed for all First Year Seminar students.

2015 - West Virginia PRSA Crystal Awards for . . .

  • Best Integrated Communications Campaign
  • Best Research
  • Best Website

          Public Relations Society of America, Charleston, West Virginia

2001 - Cipro MVP:  Market Share=40% v. Nat’l Average of less than 30%

           Bayer Pharmaceuticals, West Haven, Connecticut

2001 - 3rd in Nation for Territories outselling Tequin by 1.0:0.6 Script Ratio

           Bayer Pharmaceuticals, West Haven, Connecticut

2001 - 1st in Charlotte Sales Area/Top 25 Nationally for Avelox Sales Growth

           Bayer Pharmaceuticals, West Haven, Connecticut

1996 - Catherine Cummings Graduate Award for Communication Pedagogy

           Department of Communication Studies, Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia

1993 - Pi Sigma Alpha Award - Highest CGPA of Political Science Graduates

          Department of Political Science, Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia

1993 - Judith A. Herndon Fellowship - WV State Senate & the WV Supreme Court of Appeals

          West Virginia Legislature, Charleston, West Virginia

1992 - Best Undergraduate Paper of the Year

           West Virginia Political Science Association, Morgantown, West Virginia

Publications:

Robinette, J.  (2015-2018).  Power Presenting Resource Manual.  Poughkeepsie, NY:  Marist College.

Robinette, J.  (2011).  Understanding interactive experiences: Perceived interactivity and presence with and without other avatars in the online Virtual World Second Life.  University of Kentucky Doctoral Dissertations. Paper 145. http://uknowledge.uky.edu/gradschool_diss/145/

Chung, D., & Robinette, J.  (2008).  Fast forward into the future:  Trends in the interactivity of online news publications. 58th Annual International Communication Association Conference Proceedings, Montreál, Quebec, Canada. http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p233413_index.html

 

Research Interests:

My research interests include deceptive communication, social media and teaching analytics, survey response rates and non-response bias, interactivity and online learning, communication history archival research, public speaking across the curriculum, and science communication (founding member of interdisciplinary MSCI - Marist Science Communication Initiative).

Conferences & Workshops:

AEJMC Magazine Media Division, 5th Mapping the Magazine Conference. (2018). Chicago, IL.

Research Symposium Curriculum and Instruction: Teaching Legacy and Social Media Session, Broadcast Education Association Conference. (2018). Las Vegas, NV.

Joint Journalism and Communication History Conference. (2018). New York, NY.

Power Pitching Workshops. (2018). Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY.

First Year Seminar "Power Presenting" Public Presentation Workshops. (2015-2018). Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY.

International Open Apereo Conference. (2017). Philadelphia, PA.

58th Annual International Communication Association Conference. (2008). Montreál, Canada.

Affiliations:

Assoc. for Education in Journalism/Mass Comm (AEJMC)

Broadcast Education Association (BEA)

Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)

National Communication Association (NCA)

International Communication Association (ICA)

Presentations:

Robinette, J. (2018, July). The future of online magazine readership research: Surveys v. analytics. AEJMC Magazine Media Division. Chicago, IL: 5th Mapping the Magazine Conference.

Robinette, J. (2018, April 8). Cultivating analytics proficiency in communication undergraduates: A sequence of social media active learning experiences in an applied research class. Research Symposium Curriculum and Instruction: Teaching Legacy and Social Media Session. Las Vegas, NV: Broadcast Education Association Conference.

Robinette, J. (2018, March 10). Journalist Lorena Hickock’s letters to Eleanor Roosevelt documenting destitution in Depression-era West Virginia: The ethnographic research behind America’s first New Deal Community. New York, NY: Joint Journalism and Communication History Conference.

Robinette, J.  (2018, Feb. 12). Power pitching: Developing persuasive entrepreneurial pitches. Marist IDEA Center for Innovation, Development and Entrepreneurial Advancement, School of Management. Poughkeepsie, NY: 2018 Mid-Hudson Regional Business Plan Competition. https://youtu.be/gXENryFpwyg

Robinette, J.  (2017, July 19).  ATLAS Award Winner: Bringing communication theory to life through iLearn interactive experiences. Presented at the Apereo Teaching and Learning Big Blue Button Meeting.

Robinette, J.  (2017, June 6).  Bringing communication theory to life through iLearn interactive experiences. Presented at the International Open Apereo Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

First Year Seminar Faculty Retreat presentations about the Power Presenting Workshops and developing public presentation skills in students - January 2016 and 2017.

Keynote Speaker on public presentation skills for the Poughkeepsie Chamber Foundation’s Youth Leadership Conference for 100 high school students and their mentors in Poughkeepsie, NY - October 2016.

Keynote Speaker on public presentation skills for the Girls’ Leadership Worldwide Conference at the Eleanor Roosevelt Center at Val-Kill, NY - July 2016.

Academic Technology Faculty Showcase on “Crafting Digital Learning Quests” in iLearn - a Workshop taught for faculty at the request of Marist Academic Technology, Poughkeepsie, NY - March 2016.

Guest Lecturer on Lobbying for Dr. Nadine Hoffmann’s Fundamentals of PR class at Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY - February 2016.

WV Foster & Adoptive Care Promotional Campaign Grant Work presented at Homefinder Quarterly Meetings in Athens, WV - December 2014, March 2015, and June 2015.

WV Campus-Community LINK Grant Project presented at a statewide Collegiate Presidents’ Advisory Committee Meeting in Charleston, WV - December 2011.

Dissertation Research presented at the first Concord University Faculty Colloquium in Athens, WV - September 2011.

Concord University’s Summer Academy of Excellence presentation on communication skills for high school students in Athens, WV - June 2011.

Our Mountain State Grant Work presented at the WV Campus-Community LINK Statewide Conference in Fairmont, WV - May 2011.

Robinette, J.  (2008, May 23).  Fast forward into the future:  Trends in the interactivity of online news publicationsPaper presented at the 58th Annual International Communication Association Conference, Montreál, Canada.

Miscellaneous:

PANELS

Focusing on B.S. in broadcast news: Can we stop the spread of viral deception? (2018, April 8). Broadcast Education Association Conference News Division Power Panel on Media Literacy & Fake News. Las Vegas, NV: Moderator: Robinette, J. Panelists: Scepanski, P., Marist College; Swindell, C., Marshall University; Rogers, R., Butler University. Respondent: Stoker, K., UNLV.

FYS Workshop Directors’ Panel. (2018, January 11). First Year Seminar 2018 Faculty Retreat, Poughkeepsie, NY: Marist College. Panelists: Robinette, J., Hines, D., Clarke, E., and Ruiz-Grech, I.

 

REVIEWS

International Communication Association 2018 Conference Theme Sessions Paper Submissions, December, 2017.

Wahl, S. Persuasion in Your Life. Allyn & Bacon 1st edition Textbook, November, 2010.

 

COMMITTEE WORK

2017-2018 - Chair, Master’s Thesis Committee for Laura Dunlow, Graduate Program, Marist School of Communication and the Arts.

2016-2017 - Faculty Search Committees, Communication Department, Marist School of Communication and the Arts.

2016-Present - Communication Research Courses Revision Committee, Communication Department, Marist School of Communication and the Arts.

2015-Present - Founding Committee Member - Marist Science Communication Initiative (MSCI).

2015 - Diwali Diversity Celebration Committee, Marist School of Communication and the Arts.

 

SERVICE

2018 - Marist Honors Thesis Supervisor - Senior communication and business management major Steven Rizzo.

2017-2018 - Piloted Predictive Learning Analytics Tool - One of three faculty members chosen to work with the Marist Data Science and Analytics team on a MUSE predictive learning analytics pilot before rolling it out to 22 faculty members then all faculty.

2017 - Piloted Online Course Evaluation Tool - Worked with the Office of Institutional Research to pilot Marist’s online course evaluation tool before rolling it out to 100 faculty members then all faculty.

2017 - Marist Teaching with iLearn Innovation Awards Judge - Judged faculty entries as previous year’s winner.

2016-2017 - Faculty Advisor - Marist Public Relations Student Society of America.

2016-Present - Faculty Sponsor - Marist Her Campus and Spoon University student clubs.

2015-Present - Public Speaking Across the Curriculum Coordinator - Consult with the Marist Common Core Committee; review proposals for public presentation intensive course designations in every major.

2015-Present - Power Presenting Workshop Director - Developed the Workshops and all resource materials for Marist First Year Seminar students. Workshops are now also utilized by science for seniors in their capping course and the Academic Learning Center for their transfer student seminars.

  • Built Power-Presenting.com, and handle scheduling for all Workshops.
  • Built an iLearn Workshop site for all Marist students and an iLearn Power Presenting Faculty Lounge as a resource for all Marist faculty members who want to incorporate presentation skills into their classes.
  • Worked with Library and Media Center colleagues to establish a Power Presenting Pathfinder and a Power Presenting Practice Suite in the Library where students can video themselves delivering speeches with visual aids.

2015-2016 - Assistant Faculty Advisor - Marist Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA).

2015 - Marist Honors by Contract Project Supervisor - Senior communication and Spanish major Mackenzie Cloutier.