Jennifer A. Jackson

Associate Professor
Department of Communication


  • B.A. in Public Relations, Otterbein College, 2003;
  • M.A. in Communication, University of Cincinnati, 2007
  • Ph.D. in Communication, University of Memphis, 2012
  • Research, Creative, & Professional Work

  • Women’s public address, social movement and protest rhetoric, rhetoric of peace and war, political rhetoric, rhetorical theory/criticism, rhetorical pedagogy
  • American public address, persuasion, argumentation, gender communication
  • Publications

  • Carviou, James and Jennifer A. Jackson. “Facemasks and Gender: A Critical Exploration of Pandemic
  • Protection as a Threat to Masculinity.” In Rhetoric of Masculinity: Male Body Image, Media, and Gender Role Stress/Conflict. Ed. Donnalyn Pompper, Lexington Books, Lanham, Md., 2022, pp. 269–286.
  • Jackson, Jennifer A. “Truth, Humor, and a Reality Check: Samantha Bee’s ‘Full Frontal’ Coverage of Trump’s Travel Ban Executive Order.” In Laughter, Outrage and Resistance: Post-Trump TV Satire in Political Discourse and Dissent. Eds. Stacie Jankowski and Lori Henson, Peter Lang Inc., NY 2020, pp. 129-144.
  • Jackson, Jennifer A., and Natonya Blackmun Listach. “Evolving Identities in Personal Narratives: Time is of the Essence.” Women & Language, vol. 43, no. 2, Fall 2020, pp. 141-145.
  • Jackson, Jennifer A. and Leland G. Spencer. “Remembering Rural Rankin: Feminism, Pacifism, and Rurality in Jeannette Rankin’s Identity.” In City Places, Country Spaces: Rhetorical Explorations of the Urban/Rural Divide.” Eds. Ashli Stokes and Wendy Atkins-Sayre, Peter Lang Inc., NY, 2020, pp. 53-69.
  • Jackson, Jennifer A., and James Carviou. “#MeToo and Civic Debate: The Cultivation of Toxic Masculinity in Twitter Discourse.” Misogyny and Media in the Age of Trump, edited by Maria B. Marron, Lexington Books, Lanham, Md., 2020, pp. 131–147.
  • Spencer, Leland G., Pamela M. Tyahur, and Jennifer A. Jackson. “Civility and Academic Freedom: Extending the Conversation.” Journal of Contemporary Rhetoric, vol. 6, no. 3/4, 2016, pp. 50-61.
  • Jackson, Jennifer A. “PBS’S Women War, and Peace: A Media Review.” Women & Language, vol. 34, no. 2, Fall 2011, pp. 151-52.
  • Affiliations & Awards

  • 2023 Otterbein Alumni Award, Otterbein University Alumni Council Awards
  • 2023 Missouri Western Foundation James J. Scanlon Award for Faculty Service to Community, Missouri Western State University’s Annual Faculty and Staff Awards
  • 2022 Outstanding Academic Advisor Award, Missouri Western State University’s Annual Faculty and Staff Awards
  • 2021 Advisor Shout-Out Award, Missouri Western State University’s Student Success & Academic Advising Center’s Fall 2021 Award
  • 2020 MLK Drum Major for Justice Award, Missouri Western State University’s Center for Multicultural Education MLK Week Celebration
  • 2016 Clouse Elrod Creativity-Innovation Spirit Award, Middle Tennessee State University Scholars’ Week