Dr. Jennifer Robinette

Senior Professional Lecturer of Communication and Public Relations


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. 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, and the senior capping class for PR, advertising, journalism, and sports communication majors.

Currently, I serve as the Speaking Across the Curriculum Coordinator and the First Year Seminar Power Presenting Workshop Director. I have affiliations with the Assoc. for Education in Journalism/Mass Comm (AEJMC), the Broadcast Education Association (BEA), the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), the National Communication Association (NCA), and the International Communication Association (ICA).


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Academic School

School of Communication and the Arts


Lowell Thomas 226




(845) 575-3000 ext. 2653