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 Angela S Jacobs, Ph.D.

Angela S Jacobs, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Office: 1741 - Coleman Hall
Phone: 217-581-2016 (messages)
Fax: 217-581-5718
Email: asjacobs@eiu.edu

Angela Jacobs, Ph.D.'s Vita
Spring 2016 Office Hours 
MWF 9:00-10:00AM; MWF 11:00-12:00pm; or by appointment

Current Syllabi

Frequently Taught Courses

CMN2020 Communication Research Methods
CMN2630 Interpersonal Communication
CMN3710 Intercultural Communication
CMN5005 Qualitative Research Methods
CMN5150 Seminar in Interpersonal Communication
CMN5510 Interpersonal Communication
CMN5530 Intercultural Communication

Professional Organizations

Central States Communication Association (CSCA)
National Communication Association (NCA)
Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender (OSCLG)


Speakers Bureau

For more information, please visit the Speakers Bureau Webpage.


Family Communication
Family Systems Theory
Social Construction Theory
Symbolic Interaction
Narrative Theory
Storytelling/Narrative Analysis
Conversation/Discourse Analysis

Selected Publications

Jacobs, A. (2015). Sports vs. church: The delimma of choosing sides. In D. L. Tucker and J. S. Wrench (Eds.) Casing Sports Communication, pp. 111-120. Dubuque, IA: Kendall-Hunt Publishing.

Jacobs, A. (2013). A crisis in counseling: Questioning the role of crisis counselors in police departments. Health Communication.

Scholz, T. M., & Jacobs, A. (2012). Workplace incivility: An examination of “critical” discourse as
 a means for (re)structuring an environment of hostility and defensiveness.  Extended abstract accepted for continued work towards a book
titled Workplace  Incivilities: Disciplining Diversity and Its Performance/Performative Consequences for Justice at Work.

Jacobs, A. (2012). Children as “invisible” communicators? Families negotiating voice and
voicelessness in organized youth sports. Currently under review withCommunication Studies.

Walus, S., & Jacobs, A. (2012). A cross-cultural comparison of space and place created
inThe Office (U.S. and U.K.): A relationship between a salesperson and a receptionist.
Currently under review with Communication, Culture, and Critique.

Jacobs, A. (2012). Enacting a sporting family identity: Ethnographic constructions of the
“good parent” in organized youth sports.

Selected Conference Presentations

Jacobs, A. (2103, Fall). "You're fine!: As a matter of fact you make this look easy." A paper presented at the annual meeting of the Organization for the Study of Communication, Language, and Gender (OSCLG), Houghton, MI.

Jacobs, A. (2011, Spring). Single mothers in the academic organization: Challenges to a healthy
work/family balance. A paper presented at the annual meeting of the Central States
Communication Association, Milwaukee, WI.


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