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jennifer.fairchild@eku.edu
859-622-2876

Jennifer L. Fairchild, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Education

  • B.A. Georgetown College, English
  • M.A. University of Kentucky, Communication
  • Ph.D. University of Kentucky, Communication, emphasis in Health & Interpersonal Communication

Research/Academic Interests

  • Extended dissertation research involving women’s narrative reconstruction post-miscarriage and the social support offered to women post-miscarriage
  • Interpersonal communication
  • Health communication
  • Leadership and change
  • Intercultural communication
  • Gender and communication

Publications

Dr. Fairchild’s dissertation work has been presented at meetings of the National Communication Association, Kentucky Communication Association, and the Southern States Communication Association. Her research also has been featured in such journals as:
  • PRISM: A Journal of Regional Engagement, Illness, Crisis, and Loss
  • Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
  • Journal of Effective Teaching
  • The Communication Center Journal

Associations/Affiliations/Work History

  • NCA, member
  • KCA, member
  • SSCA, member

Awards/Accolades

  • 2017 recipient of the Excellence in Online Teaching Award, presented by the Office of e-Campus Learning at Eastern Kentucky University