Jennifer Dixon, Ph.D
Assistant Professor of Communication Arts
Coordinator for the Gender and Sexuality Studies (GSS) Minor
Advisor for the Lambda Pi Eta Communication Honor Society
B.A.E.D., Northeastern State University
M.A., Kansas State University
PhD., University of Missouri
Dr. Jenny Dixon (Ph.D., University of Missouri) is an assistant professor in the Communication Arts Department and the Coordinator of the Gender and Sexuality Studies Minor. Professor Dixon’s research focuses on the navigation of public and private identities communicated in workplace settings. Specifically, her current research focuses on work and family balance for employees of non-traditional family structures (LGBTQ, polyamorous, non married, etc). Dr. Dixon also examines the material and symbolic worth of diversity training initiatives and nondiscrimination policies. As a secondary research interest, Dr. Dixon explores the diversity of news content on independent, non-commercial, and pedagogical news sources.
Dixon, J. (in press). Communicating (St)ageism: Exploring stereotypes of age and sexuality in the workplace. Research on Aging, x, x-xx.
Scott, D. K., Chanslor, M., & Dixon, J. (2010). Assessing the ‘alternative’ in alternative media: Democracy Now! vs. the PBS News Hour. Communication Quarterly, 58, 319-340.
Dixon, J. & Dougherty, D. (2012, November). The family hegemony: Exploring How LGBTQ1 and Single Employees Work Around Traditional Family Expectations. Presented at the Organizational Communication Interest Group at NCA annual convention, Orlando, FL. Top Paper Panel.
Scott, D. K., Chanslor, M., & Dixon, J. (2012, November). Revisiting Channel One News: A Comparative Assessment of News Quality. Presented at the Media Studies Interest Group at the NCA annual convention, Orlando, FL.
Dixon, J. (2011, November). Discerning sexuality by sustaining ambiguity: Maintaining workplace sexualities through ironic and strategic meaning-making. Presented at the Organizational Communication Interest Group at NCA annual convention, New Orleans, LA.