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Jane Jorgenson
Associate Professor

Jane  Jorgenson

Organizational Communication, Work-family Relationships, Gender and Work

Office: CIS 3045

Jane Jorgenson joined the Communication faculty in 1996. Her primary interests are in organizational communication, gender and work, and work-life communication. Much of her research focuses on the everyday communication processes through which individuals negotiate their work and professional identities, particularly in the context of family and caregiving commitments. She has written about identity negotiation processes in diverse contexts ranging from women engineers and artists to military spouses to dual-career academic couples. Her work also explores methodological questions related to alternative forms of inquiry such as joint storytelling and photovoice. Her research has been published in journals such as Management Communication Quarterly, Communication Theory, The Journal of Family Communication, Communication Yearbook, and The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science.

Honors and Awards

2013 - Gender Scholar of the Year, Southern States Communication Association, Gender Studies Division.


Ph.D., Communication, University of Pennsylvania, 1986.

Current Courses

RefCourseSecCourse TitleCRDayTimeLocation
95581SPC 6934007Work, Identity, & Org in Comm


CIS 3063

81718SPC 7980005Dissertation: Doctoral

TBA 100


Graduate Students