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://CommunicationPhD.com
Degrees Held:

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

Follow Me on Twitter: @JRCommDoc

Connect with Me on LinkedIn

Interests:

My expertise includes:

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

I have been teaching 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:

2017 Apereo Teaching and Learning Awards (ATLAS)

  • International award for my COM 102 - Introduction to Communication online class at Marist College.

2016 Marist Teaching with iLearn Innovation Award

  • Academic Technology and eLearning award for my Power Presenting Workshop iLearn site designed for all Marist 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

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

           Bayer Pharmaceuticals, West Haven, Connecticut

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

           Bayer Pharmaceuticals, West Haven, Connecticut

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

           Bayer Pharmaceuticals, West Haven, Connecticut

Catherine Cummings Graduate Award for Communication Pedagogy

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

Pi Sigma Alpha Award - Highest CGPA of Political Science Graduates

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

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

          West Virginia Legislature, Charleston, West Virginia

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, Montreál, Quebec, Canada.

 

Research Interests:

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

Conferences & Workshops:

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:

Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)

National Communication Association (NCA)

International Communication Association (ICA)

Presentations:

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.