Name: Dr. Jen Eden
Title: Assistant Professor of Communication
Office Location: Lowell Thomas 222
Extension: (845) 575-3000 ext. 2299
Email: Jen.Eden@Marist.edu
Personal Web Page: http://Jeneden.me
Degrees Held:

Ph.D., Arizona State University, Hugh Downs School of Human Communciation

M.A., Northern Illinois University, Department of Communication

Interests:

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

 

Dark and Bright Side of Communication: Provides topical examination of the intrapersonal and interpersonal phenomena that can serve to build or destroy close relationships. In particular, phenomena that can be examined from both dark and bright perspectives are discussed. Topics include conflict, hurt, uncertainty, happiness, gratitude, and social support, e.g.

 

Communication Research Methods: Covers quantitative, qualitative, rhetorical and performance approaches, with an emphasis on quantitative methods. Teaches students how to conduct and critique empirical research, assess appropriate research methods, and design a communication study using social scientific research methods. 

 

Introduction to Communication Theory: Introduces students to scientific and rhetorical theories through investigation of topics such as interpersonal communication, organizational communication, media, group communication, influence, and cultural communication. Also introduces students to the communication field, teaching students how to read and critique a research article, as well as introducing students to study behaviors that will set them up for success in the communication major.

 

Communication Theory: Investigates scientific and rhetorical theories. Examines communication paradigms and metatheoretical perspectives. Requires students to demonstrate competent understanding of theories encompassing seven communication traditions.

 

Advanced Interpersonal Communication Theory: Engages students in the latest theories and research in the topic of interpersonal communication. Requires that students engage a particular research topic, consuming research with a critical eye while thinking about relationships creatively and analytically.

 

Relational Communication: Provides intermediate level examination of communication concepts and processes that occur within the context of close relationships. Focuses on interdisciplinary examination of escalating relationship, maintaining satisfactory relationships, and dealing with relationship challenges.

 

Persuasion and Social Influence: Provides an overview of the role of persuasion and social influence in communication processes. Examines the attitude-behavior relationship through classic and contemporary social influence theories. Assisted at both the undergraduate course and graduate seminar level. 

 

Nonverbal Communication: Introduces the concepts, theories and principles of nonverbal communication with an emphasis on the role that nonverbal messages lay in the communication process. Course content includes a mix of articles as well as chapters. 

 

 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication: Introduces fundamental concepts related to interpersonal communication and examines them across a variety of interactions such as those with friends, coworkers, family members and romantic partners. Also teaches basic communication skills. 

 

Organizational Communication in Interdisciplinary Studies: Focused on combining the classical approach to organizational communication with other perspectives and metaphors about the organizational process. Also included application based projects aimed at preparing students for the job market. 

 

Intercultural Communication: Explores issues related to the intercultural communication process, particularly focusing on the role of social, cultural, and historical contexts. Further considered are the implications of studying intercultural communication through social psychological, interpretivist, and critical lenses.

 

Public Speaking: Introduces students to the fundamentals of oral communication in the roles of speaker and listen

Awards & Honors:

MEDIA MENTIONS

 

Research Mention, “How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Tweet the Ways”, Time Magazine, March 17, 2011.

 

Research Mention, “The Seven Types of FWBs”, Marie Claire Magazine, March 29, 2013.

 

 

 

 

HONORS AND AWARDS

 

Top-Four Paper, Interpersonal Division of the National Communication Association, 2013.

 

Research Grant Awardee, Committee on Sabbaticals and Faculty Research Grants, Marist College. Award Amount: $950. Period Covered: November 2012

 

Top-Three Paper, Applied Communication Division of the Western States Communication Association, 2012. 

 

Top-Four Paper, Interpersonal Division of the Western States Communication Association, 2011.

 

Top-Four Paper, Applied Communication Division of the National Communication Association, 2010.

 

Top-Three Paper, Interpersonal Division of the Eastern States Communication Association, 2010.

 

Top-Four Paper, Interpersonal Division of the Western States Communication Association, 2009.

 

Top-Three Paper, Small Group Communication Division of the National Communication Association, 2004.

 

Invited Lecture, iPopping Podcasts, 2010 

 

Outstanding Service Award, Graduate and Professional Student Association Awards, 

2009 -2010

 

Destiny Crider Programming Award, Graduate and Professional Student Association Awards, 2007 -2008

Publications:

REFEREED RESEARCH PUBLICATIONS

 

Roberto, A. J., Eden, J., Savage, M., Deiss, D., & Ramos-Salazar, L. (In press). Prevalence and predictors of cyberbullying perpetration by high school seniors. Paper accepted for publication to Communication Quarterly.

 

Roberto, A. J., Savage, M., Eden, J., Ramos-Salazar, & L., Deiss, D. (In press). Outcome Evaluation Results of School-Based Cybersafety Promotion and Cyberbullying Prevention Intervention for Middle School Students. Paper accepted for publication to Health Communication.

 

Mongeau, P. A., Knight, K., Williams, J., Eden, J., & Shaw, C. (2011). Identifying and Explicating Variation Among Friends with Benefits Relationships. Journal of Sex Research, 50, 37-47. doi:10.1080/00224499.2011.623797

 

 

 

MANUSCRIPTS UNDER REVIEW

 

Eden, J. & Roberto, A. J. (2013). Predictors of Cyberbullying Perpetration and Victimization by Middle School Students. Paper submitted for review to Communication Research Reports.

 

Veksler, A. E., & Eden, J. (2013). Measuring interpersonal liking: Development and validation of the IL-6. Paper submitted for review to Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.

 

Eden, J. & Veksler, A.E. (2013). Relational maintenance in the digital age: How relational partners use multiple modalities to maintain proximal relationships. Paper submitted for review to the Western Communication Journal.

 

 

Henningsen, D. D., Henningsen, M. L. M., Eden, J., Cruz, M. J. (2006).  Examining the symptoms of groupthink and retrospective sensemaking.  Small Group Research, 37, 36-64. doi: 10.1177/1046496405281772

 
Research Interests:

 

Relational Communication

Persuasion & Social Influence 

Dark Side Communication

Conferences & Workshops:

Chair, Theory & Method Interest Group of the Eastern States Communication Association, 2013-2014

Affiliations:

National Communication Association

Eastern States Communciation Association

Western States Communication Association

International Association of Relationship Research

Presentations:

CONFERENCE PAPERS

  Top papers marked with *

 

Eden, J. & Veksler, A. E. (2014, July). Validation of a Global Communication Satisfaction Measure. Paper accepted for presentation at the biennial meeting of the International Association of Relationship Research in Melbourne, AUS. 

 

Braz, M. E., Dowd, M. M., Eden, J., Striley, K. M. (2014, April). Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark: A Dialogue of Overcoming Methodological Challenges in Dark Side Research. Paper accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the Eastern States Communication Association in Providence, RI. 

  

*Floyd, K., Pauley, P. M., Hesse, C., Veksler, A. E., Eden, J., & Mikkelson, A. C. (2013, November). Affectionate communication predicts natural killer cell strength in healthy adults. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association in Washington DC.

 

Veksler, A. E., & Eden, J. (2013, November). Relational Maintenance in the Digital Age: How Friends, Romantic Partners, and Acquaintances Use Multiple Modalities to Maintain Proximal Relationships. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association in Washington DC.

 

McEwan, B., Marmo, J., Eden, J., Bryant, E. (2013, November) Development and Validation of a Facebook Relational Maintenance Measure. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association in Washington DC. 

 

Mongeau, P. A., Wiedmaier, B., Knight, K., & Eden, J. (2013, February). High school friends with benefits relationships: Diversity and first sex goals. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Western States Communication Association, Reno, NV. 

 

Roberto, A. J., Savage, M., & Eden, J. (2012, November). The role of communication theory and research in understanding and preventing cyberbullying victimization and perpetration. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Orlando, FL. 

 

Veksler, A. E., & Eden, J. (2012, November). Measuring interpersonal liking: Development and validation of the IL-6. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Orlando, FL. 

 

Eden, J, & Veksler, A. E. (2012, July). Reconceptualizing relational maintenance: Further investigating the impact of mediated relational maintenance in proximal relationships. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Association of Relationship Research in Chicago, IL.

 

Mongeau, P. M., Knight, K., Wiedmaier, B., Eden, J., & Roberto, A. J. (2012, July). Diversity Among High School Friends With Benefits Relationships. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Association of Relationship Research in Chicago, IL.

 

Deiss, D. M., Savage, M. W., Eden, J., Ramos-Salazar, L., & Roberto, A. J. (2012, February). Outcome evaluation results of school-based cybersafety promotion and cyberbullying prevention intervention for middle school parents. Paper presented at the 83rd annual Western States Communication Association Convention, Santa Fe, New Mexico. 

 

Pauley, P. M., Floyd, K., Hesse, C., Eden, J., & Veksler, A. E. (2011, November). Social Support and Immunological Health: Evidence of the Benefits of Communicating Support. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association in New Orleans, LA. 

 

Roberto, A. J., Savage, M., Ramos-Salazar, L., Deiss, D., & Eden, J. (2011, November) Outcome Evaluation Results of School-Based Cybersafety Promotion and Cyberbullying Prevention Intervention for Middle School Students. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association in New Orleans, LA. 

 

Veksler, A. E. & Eden, J. (2011, November). Making the Most out of Maintenance: An Expanded Typology of Relational Maintenance Across Various Relationship Types. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association in New Orleans, LA.

 

Floyd, K., Pauley, P. M., Hesse, C., Veksler, A. E., Eden, J., & Mikkelson, A. C. (2011, May). Affectionate Communication Predicts Immunologic and Cardiologic Health Markers. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association in Boston, MA.

 

Eden, J., Frymier, A. B., Rocca, K. & Semlak, J. L. (2011, April). Communication and Power: From the Classroom to Politics. Panel presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern States Communication Association in Arlington, VA.

 

*Roberto, A. J., Eden, J., Savage, M., Deiss, D., & Ramos-Salazar, L. (2010, November). Prevalence and predictors of cyberbullying perpetration by high school seniors. Paper presented annual meeting of the National Communication Association in San Francisco, CA.

 

Mongeau, P. A., Knight, K., Shaw, C., Sortais, L., & Eden, J. (2010, November). Reasons for First Sex in What Turn Out to be Friends with Benefits Relationships. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association in San Francisco, CA.

 

*Eden, J., & Veksler, A. E. (2010, April). He Likes Me, He Loves Me Not (Part II): Relational Maintenance in the Context of Unrequited Attraction. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern States Communication Association in Baltimore, MD.

 

*Veksler, A. E., & Eden, J. (2009, March). He likes me, he loves me not: Further conceptualizing the differences between love and liking in the context of relational unrequitedness. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Western States Communication Association in Mesa, AZ. 

 

Knight, K., Mongeau, P. A., & Eden, J. (2008, November). The (romantic) relational implications of friends with benefits relationships. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association in San Diego, CA. 

 

Eden, J. & Veksler, A. E. (2008, November). Do you like me? Check yes or no. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association in San Diego, CA. 

 

Eden, J. (2007, November). The love style of unrequited love. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association in Chicago, IL.

 

Valde, K. S., Henningsen, M. L. M., & Eden, J. (2004, July). Working up the nerve: Scripts for initial date requests. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Association of Relationship Research in Madison, WI.

 

*Henningsen, D. D., Henningsen, M. L. M., Eden, J., & Cruz, M. J. (2004, November).  Examining the symptoms of groupthink and retrospective sensemaking.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association in Chicago, IL.