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Jennifer Heisler, Ph.D.

Chairperson, Department of Communication and Journalism
Associate Professor
Office:  316A Wilson Hall
Phone:  (248) 370-4139

Jennifer Heisler (Ph.D., Michigan State University) is chair of the Department of Communication and Journalism and an associate professor with a specialization in interpersonal communication. She teaches Communication Theory and various Interpersonal and Family Communication courses. She has been recognized for her commitment to teaching several times, including awards presented by Michigan State and the International Communication Association. Her research focuses on interpersonal issues within the family. Her work examines the socialization of gender through parent-child communication. Her publications can be found in Journal of Family Communication, Basic Communication Course Annual, Journal of Computer Mediated Communication, Communication Quarterly, Communication Teacher and Communication Education.