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Debra Monson

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Assistant Professor

Associate Professor

Contact Information

Office Location: AGRS 321
DialPhone: 435-797-7379
SendEmail: debra.jenson@usu.edu


Educational Background

PhD, Communication, (Political Science), University of Utah, 2014
Dinosaur Dammed: The Campaign to Stop Echo Park Dam and Save the National Park System
MS, Communication, (Political Science), Utah State University, 2005
Donkeys in the Beehive: Democratic Platforms and Utah Media Coverage
BS, Political Science, (History), Weber State University, 2003


Biography

Debra Jenson works with organizations to craft communication that will help create social change.


Teaching Interests

Strategic communication, research methods, political communication, social movements and policy change.

Research Interests

Social movements and policy change. Understanding how organizations and coalitions communicate with publics to mobilize for impact.

Awards

Service Award, 2014

JCOM Department

Outstanding Teaching Award, 2011

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Student Association

Top 5 Paper Award, 2009

Southwest Education Council for Journalism & Mass Communication

      Book Chapters

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          Academic Journal

          Professional Journal

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                  Scheduled Teaching

                  JCOM 1500 - Introduction to Mass Communication, Spring 2021

                  JCOM 2400 - Introduction to Social Media, Spring 2021

                  JCOM 3320 - Strategic Research Methods in Public Relations, Spring 2021

                  JCOM 1500 - Introduction to Mass Communication, Fall 2020

                  JCOM 2400 - Introduction to Social Media, Fall 2020

                  JCOM, POLS 5420, 6420 - The Mass Media and Politics, Fall 2020

                  POLS, JCOM 5420, 6420 - The Mass Media and Politics, Fall 2020

                  POLS, JCOM 6420, 5420 - The Mass Media and Politics, Fall 2020

                  JCOM 1500 - Introduction to Mass Communication, Spring 2020

                  JCOM 2400 - Introduction to Social Media, Spring 2020

                  JCOM 4040 - Social Media Content Development, Spring 2020

                  JCOM 2400 - Introduction to Social Media, Fall 2019

                  JCOM 3320 - Strategic Research Methods in Public Relations, Fall 2019

                  JCOM 3310 - Writing for Public Relations, Fall 2019

                  JCOM 2020 - Communication Research Methods, Spring 2019

                  JCOM 4040 - Social Media, Spring 2019

                  JCOM 3320 - Strategic Research Methods in Public Relations, Spring 2019

                  JCOM 4040 - Social Media, Fall 2018

                  JCOM 3320 - Strategic Research Methods in Public Relations, Fall 2018

                  JCOM 1500 - Introduction to Mass Communication, Spring 2018

                  JCOM 4040 - Social Media, Spring 2018

                  JCOM 3320 - Strategic Research Methods in Public Relations, Spring 2018

                  JCOM 5300 - Case Studies in Public Relations, Fall 2017

                  JCOM 3320 - Strategic Research Methods in Public Relations, Fall 2017

                  USU 1010 - University Connections, Fall 2017

                  JCOM 4040 - Social Media, Spring 2017

                  JCOM 3320 - Strategic Research Methods in Public Relations, Spring 2017

                  JCOM 3310 - Writing for Public Relations, Spring 2017

                  JCOM 1500 - Introduction to Mass Communication, Fall 2016

                  JCOM 3320 - Strategic Research Methods in Public Relations, Fall 2016

                  JCOM 5420 - The Mass Media and Politics, Fall 2016

                  JCOM 4040 - Social Media, Spring 2016

                  JCOM 3320 - Strategic Research Methods in Public Relations, Spring 2016

                  JCOM 3310 - Writing for Public Relations, Spring 2016

                  JCOM 2020 - Communication Research Methods, Fall 2015

                  JCOM 3320 - Strategic Research Methods in Public Relations, Fall 2015

                  JCOM 3310 - Writing for Public Relations, Fall 2015

                  JCOM 4120 - Sports Writing, Spring 2015

                  JCOM 3320 - Strategic Research Methods in Public Relations, Spring 2015

                  JCOM 3310 - Writing for Public Relations, Spring 2015

                  JCOM 5300 - Case Studies in Public Relations, Fall 2014

                  JCOM 3320 - Strategic Research Methods in Public Relations, Fall 2014

                  JCOM 5420 - The Mass Media and Politics, Fall 2014

                  JCOM 3310 - Writing for Public Relations, Fall 2014

                  JCOM 5300 - Case Studies in Public Relations, Spring 2014

                  JCOM 3320 - Strategic Research Methods in Public Relations, Spring 2014

                  JCOM 3310 - Writing for Public Relations, Spring 2014

                  JCOM 3310 - Writing for Public Relations, Spring 2014

                  JCOM 5300 - Case Studies in Public Relations, Fall 2013

                  JCOM 3310 - Writing for Public Relations, Fall 2013

                  JCOM 3310 - Writing for Public Relations, Fall 2013


                  Graduate Students Mentored

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                  Strategic communication, research methods, political communication, social movements and policy change.

                  Social movements and policy change. Understanding how organizations ad coalitions communicate with publics to mobilize for impact.
                  • Service Award - April 15,2014
                  • Outstanding Teaching Award - May 1,2011
                  • Top 5 Paper Award - November 1,2009
                  • Journal Article, Academic Journal - The Campaign against Echo Park Dam and collective action fram theory: A historical analysis.
                  • Book, Chapter in Non-Scholarly Book - From the Kotel to the Square: The Rhetoric of Religious Feminism - Voices for Equality: Ordain Women and Resurgent Mormon Feminism - 2015.

                • College of Humanities and Social Sciences Travel Award - $1000 - 2015-02-28.