My career includes experience in both the academic and corporate worlds, including working as a research analyst at a PR agency, as a lobbyist, a political campaign manager, a pharmaceutical sales rep for Bayer, and a medical equipment sales executive for Toshiba.

Currently, I teach communication and public relations classes in the School of Communication & the Arts at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York.
I serve as:

  • Public Speaking Across the Curriculum Coordinator

My interests include public speaking across the curriculum, crisis communication, spokesperson training, interactive technology, online learning, community-based learning, applied research and analytics, public relations history, deceptive communication, and science communication.

Check out my presentation for the first Kahoot! Higher Ed Meetup:

Uncommon Kahoot!s - Have you ever...? - March 23, 2023

Mid-Hudson Regional Business Plan Competition
Power Pitching Workshop VIDEO & SLIDES - Feb. 9, 2022

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ATLAS Teaching Online Award Interview - Apereo Foundation


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I have been teaching college communication courses since 1994 and online classes since 2010. I am Quality Matters trained. Courses I have taught include:

  • communication campaign management (Community-Based Learning)
  • crisis communication & deceptive communication special topics classes
  • applied research & analytics, communication research methods
  • introduction to PR, PR writing, and PR cases
  • integrated strategic communication
  • persuasion, public speaking, and advanced public presentation
  • leadership, business & professional communication
  • small group and interpersonal communication, intro. to communication
  • senior capstone course for PR, advertising, journalism, and sports communication majors
University of Kentucky - Communication & Information Studies
- Cognate: Cognitive Psychology

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Marshall University - Communication Studies
Marshall University - Major: Political Science
- Minor: Communication Studies

Dr. Jennifer Robinette

Marist College
Communication & Public Relations

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Tech IDEAs Award
Innovative Use of Technology

  • Comm Campaign Management
  • Crisis Communication
  • Spokesperson Training
  • Public Speaking
  • Persuasion
  • Applied Research & Analytics
  • Interactive Technology
  • Online Learning

Kahoot!, Sakai, Blackboard, Qualtrics,

SurveyMonkey, Panopto, Google Analytics,

Google Slides, Docs, Sheets, Forms,

Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, Excel,

Adobe Creative Suite & Acrobat Pro


Public Relations Society of America

Assoc for Educ in Journalism/Mass Comm

National Communication Association

International Communication Association

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