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 am an Assistant Professor of Communication and Public Relations in the School of Communication & the Arts at Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York. I serve as:

  • Speaking Across the Curriculum Coordinator

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).


I have taught college communication courses since 1994. I have been teaching online classes since 2010, using Blackboard and, now, iLearn/Sakai. 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
University of Kentucky - Communication & Information Studies
- Cognate: Cognitive Psychology


Marshall University - Communication Studies
Marshall University - Major: Political Science
- Minor: Communication Studies
Dr. Jennifer Robinette

Assistant Professor
Communication & Public Relations

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

Sakai, Blackboard, Qualtrics, SPSS

Adobe Creative Suite


Assoc for Educ in Journalism/Mass Comm

Broadcast Education Association

Public Relations Society of America

National Communication Association

International Communication Association

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