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Jennifer Knight

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Contact Information

Department of Communication Studies
Armstrong Hall, Room 113
P.O. Box 6293
Morgantown, WV 26506

Office Phone: (304) 293-3905
e-mail: jmknight@mix.wvu.edu










Areas of Study Emphasis

  • Health Communication
  • Mediated Communication

Biography

Jennifer Knight is a first year doctoral student at West Virginia University and is from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Jennifer earned her undergraduate degree in Marketing with a Certificate in Public and Professional Writing from the University of Pittsburgh in 2014. She continued on to earn her Master’s degree in Communication Studies at WVU through the accelerated degree program in 2015. Her current research interests include health communication, strategic communication, and media effects. She currently teaches COMM 100: Principles of Human Communication at WVU.

Education

B.S. & B.A., Marketing; Certificate in Public and Professional Writing, University of Pittsburgh, 2014

M.A., Communication Studies, West Virginia University, 2015

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Seelio: Sharing Student Work

Students enrolled in COMM courses are asked to study the theory and process of human communication so that they can apply this knowledge to understanding real-world issues. As part of this process, COMM students have adopted the Seelio platform – a social media platform that allows students to create an online portfolio of their coursework that is easily accessible to the public. Sharing these portfolios shows the importance of the COMM degree while also giving prospective employees a clear, accurate look at the academic work our students are doing.

Seelio Student Coursework Showcase

Academic Advising

Our advisors are available during the summer, fall and spring semesters during office hours. Check 108 Armstrong Hall, call 304-293-3905, or e-mail an advisor to check office hours for the semester (see below for contact information).

The COMM academic advisors are:

Nikki Loy – nikki.loy@mail.wvu.edu
Dr. John Shibley – jshibley@wvu.edu
Mary Donato – mdonato4@mix.wvu.edu

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Request a Mountaineer Intern

Professional Field Experience (PFE) is a key element in the undergraduate COMM curriculum that allows students to gain experience in applying their classroom knowledge to a variety of corporate and organizational environments. Organizations looking for students with an in-depth understanding of communication areas that include (but are not limited to) communication theory, data analysis, health communication, interpersonal communication, organizational communication, and social media/communication technology now have the opportunity to request an intern from the Department of Communication Studies at WVU. Use the form below to read up on our PFE program, and to request a Mountaineer intern today.

Organization Intern Application