Jennifer Jacobs Henderson
Jennifer Jacobs Henderson , Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair, Communication
Ph.D. - University of Washington
M.A. - University of Washington
B.A. - Drake University
Media Law and Policy
Media, Culture, and Technology
Race, Class, and Media
I would like to see Trinity students become engaged thinkers rather than quiet experts. Engaged citizens are much more important in efforts to make positive change in the world, and honestly, more fun.
Dr. Henderson has received several teaching and research awards including the Association for Journalism in Mass Communication's Promising Professor Award and Trinity University's Junior Faculty Award for Distinguished Teaching and Research.
Routledge Handbook of Participatory Cultures, with Dr. Aaron Delwiche, Routledge, 2011.
"Defending the Good News: The Jehovah's Witnesses and Their Plan to Expand the First Amendment," Marquette Books, 2010.
"Communication Law," Oxford Bibliographies Online, September 2010.
"Who Is a Journalist and Why Does it Matter? Disentangling the Legal and Ethical Arguments," with Erik Ugland, Journal of Mass Media Ethics, Autumn 2007.
"Conditional Liberty: The Flag Salute before Gobitis and Barnette," Journal of Church and State, Autumn 2005, pp. 749-767.
"The Reykjavik Summit: A Case Study in Indexing," Southwestern Mass Communication Journal, Autumn 2004, pgs. 67-82.
"The Jehovah's Witnesses and Their Plan to Expand First Amendment Freedoms," Journal of Church and State, Autumn 2004, pgs. 811-832.
"Race, Advertising and Prime-Time Television," Howard Journal of Communications, with Gerald J. Baldasty, April-June 2003, pgs. 97-112.
Chair, Department of Communication
Trinity University Commencement and Convocation Committee
Faculty Advisory Committee, The Trinity Review
Trinity University Pre-Law Advisory Committee
Board Member, KRTU-FM, Trinity University's radio station
Outstanding Young Alumni Award, Drake University, April 2009
Media Ethics Fellow, Spring 2007
Best Practices in Teaching the First Amendment, Honorary Mention, August 2006
Distinguished Educator, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, October 2005
Trinity University Junior Faculty Award for Distinguished Teaching and Research, 2004